Tuesday, March 15, 2011

20 Years of Red Zeppelins

It's been almost two decades since Rick Tharp, Dan Lewis and I pranked the most precious and most pretentious figures in the wide world of wine with the first Red Zeppelin; Rick is sadly no longer with us, and Dan is pseudo-peacefully retired somewhere between Sedona and Adobe Walls. Of our targets, the precious winemaker went on to produce lakes of grocery-store plonk, then sold the brands, and is now attempting to regain respect by going beyond biodynamic, though some of his new wines are actually pretty good. The pretentious critic has handed off the reviewing of California wine to a minion, as the pressure to award 101 points to a Paso Robles Grenache was apparently too much for him.

I'll have very big news about myself soon.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Prophets of the Zeppelins!

Jesus, Elvis and Mohammed: art in wine.

Band practice

Band practice