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Wine Dinner: Merry Edwards

Speaker Merry Edwards, Wine Maker
Merry Edwards approaches life with graceful intensity. Now in the fifth decade of her winemaking career, Merry has earned the universal respect of winemaking peers, grape growers and academicians. A self-described perfectionist, she has constantly refined her vineyard practices, wines and techniques. Merry does not rest on her laurels ― ...

Merry Edwards approaches life with graceful intensity. Now in the fifth decade of her winemaking career, Merry has earned the universal respect of winemaking peers, grape growers and academicians. A self-described perfectionist, she has constantly refined her vineyard practices, wines and techniques. Merry does not rest on her laurels ― she grows. “People frequently ask what is the best wine I have ever made. I tell them it’s not made yet!”


Food was Merry’s gateway to wine. She recalls, “When I was a teenager, my mother had cookbooks produced by the California Wine Advisory Board. Wine was an ingredient in every recipe, so I started cooking with wine.”


Fascinated with food chemistry and fermentation in particular, Merry brewed beer as a simple extension of making bread and working with yeast. Then she purchased a book on home winemaking and began to ferment fruit wines. In 1970, when Merry earned her B.S. degree in Physiology from the University of California at Berkeley, her friends knew her as the accomplished amateur who made The Merry Vintners wines.

Full Description

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Reception: 6:30 p.m.

Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Special Guest: Merry Edwards, Wine Maker

Cost: $145 (excluding tax & gratuity)

"Take a journey to Northern California and the celebrated Russian River Valley through the much-coveted wines from Merry Edwards Winery. 

One of the most iconic figures of Russian River Valley, Merry Edwards has paved a way for American Pinot Noir. Working with specific blocks, she has crafted elite world class wines through her career. 

We haven't seen Merry in the market for some time, and we don't know when we will see her again. I feel honored to offer her wines for a very special wine dinner. I hope you join us."-- Marcus Gausepohl, Wine Guy

 

Presented Menu: 

Aqua Benta Tuna Poke
Gundermann Farm Spring Onion, Seaweed Flakes, and Cachaca
paired with Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Texas Haute Creole Oysters
Matagorda Bay Oyster Stew with Jimmy's Wood Grilled Oyster
paired with Olivet Lane, Chardonnay 2013

Bayou Rum Glazed Hill Country Quail
Butcher's Bacon Stewed Collard Greens, Sunny Side Up Quail Egg and Potlikker Jus
paired with Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2014

Karmasu Coffee Crusted Black Hill Lamb Chop
Morel & Celeriac Gratin, Charred Carrots, and Mint Julep Chimichurri
paired with Georganne, Pinot Noir 2013 / Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir 2013

"Across the Pond" Cheese Palatte
St. Andre & Taleggio Cheese with Rio Grande Pecans, Prickly Pear Jelly, and Sebastian's Crackers
paired with Meredith Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Dublin Orange Dreamsicle Float
Lexy's Vanilla Bean "Cream Ice" with Pop Rocks, and Coconut Buttermilk Bar
paired with Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2012

 

CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

These tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are ONLY valid for Merry Edwards Wine Dinner. They are however TRANSFERABLE. If you cannot attend, feel free to give your tickets to your neighbor. Please present your ticket for entry to the event. All sales are final.

Organizer Fern Casio, 713.522.9711

Tue, Apr. 18, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. US/Central
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