Creating Her Path While Replacing an Iconic Winemaker

    Back in 2015, when pioneering Winemaker Merry Edwards was considering the next chapter of her life, she knew she needed to find someone to take the reins and continue her legacy. That someone was Heidi von der Mehden, who was hired as Associate Winemaker and shared Merry’s passion for pinot noir and her […]

Special Wines of All Kinds Part Two

        As promised, I’m continuing to work through some of the higher-end, interesting, or special occasion samples that I’ve had the opportunity to taste. Today it’s a concentration of sample wines from California.   Sparkling         2019 Sonoma Cutrer Grand Brut Rosé – This blend of 70 percent Pinot […]

American Heart: Thinking Big, Saving Lives

        Last weekend’s 30th annual Côtes de Coeur raising money for the American Heart Association at the Omni Hotel was full of headlines. Let’s start with the fact it raised a record-breaking $5.4 million dollars in the fight against heart disease and stroke. And the American Heart Association is still counting the […]