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Merry Edwards

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Season 2 Episode 1 "Season Opener - Mailbag and Top Picks of the Week - Bentos Sushi and Merry Edwards Pinot Noir 2016"

Life Plus Up by Kevin Yang

Positive News https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/08/us/book-lady-gives-students-million-trnd/index.html . . Recommendation of the Week Bentos Sushi https://www.thebentos.com/ Merry Edwards Pinot Noir 2016 https://www.totalwine.com/wine/red-wine/pinot-noir/merry-edwards-pinot-noir-russian-river/p/103040750?glia=true&s=303&&pid=cpc:Core+Catalog+-+Shopping%2BUS%2BNEWJ%2BENG%2BSPART::google::&gclid=Cj0KCQiAnKeCBhDPARIsAFDTLTIYQFk3ddjuVUK7HF-r8QkQu3C8cxUZVJp... . . Helping Frontline Workers Thrive Global First Responders First https://thriveglobal.com/categories/first-responders-first/ . New York Mayor fund for Covid 19 Relief https://www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/initiatives/covid-19-emergency-relief-fund.page . . Life Business Insider https://medium.com/life-business-insider Becoming a Writer for Us https://medium.com/life-business-insider/how-to-write-for-us-bc23aa699593 . Patreon https://www.patreon.com/lifeplusup . . If you have any questions for the guest or myself, please email podcastlifeplusup@gmail.com or DM me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lifeplusup/ or Facebook Fanpage https://www.facebook.com/podcastlifeplusup/ or by click on the voice link in the show note. If you find this podcast informative and helpful, please follow and subscribe to your podcast platform and share it with someone that you think can benefit from our podcast. If you will like to support us, please leave us a 5-star review on iTunes or click on the donation button; it will really help! We will see you next Wednesday. Until then, remember, “Success without fun never lasts, and fun without success is not really too much fun” Let’s have a fun and successful podcast together.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lifeplusup/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lifeplusup/support

25mins

12 Mar 2021

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Heidi von der Mehden has big barrels to fill at Merry Edwards Winery

The Vine Guy

Merry Edwards is a pioneer in Sonoma County, and for the first time, she has chosen another winemaker to carry on her legacy. Heidi von der Mehden was a well-established winemaker who knew her way around Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay production, but she really wanted to make Pinot Noir. Now the head winemaker at Merry Edwards, Heidi has her wish fulfilled and her Pinot cup is overflowing! Drink in this delightful episode with the charming and talented Heidi von der Mehden. Wines tasted in this episode: 2018 Merry Edwards Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017 Merry Edwards Winery Meredith Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Merry Edwards Winery Sauvignon Blanc

13 Nov 2020

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Merry Edwards with Heidi van der Mehden, Merry Edwards Winery

California Wine Country

Today's California Wine Country podcast is another repeat show in our "Women in Wine" series, because there is no new show today, as our regular schedule is still subject to interruptions due to Coronavirus issues. This episode with Merry Edwards and Heidi van der Mehden was first recorded and broadcast on June 26, 2019.Merry Edwards and Heidi von der Mehden are our guests today on California Wine Country. Tom Simoneau is in with Steve Jaxon while Dan Berger is away this week.Merry Edwards owns Merry Edwards Winery and Heidi von der Mehden is the winemaker there. Tom declares that the world is a better place because Merry Edwards is in it. The last fifty years have been a golden age of California wine. Ever since the 1976 tasting (the famous “Judgement of Paris” where some Californian versions of French varietals were proven to be as good as and even better than their French counterparts). She was responsible for several important innovations. Tom mentions cold fermentation, cleanliness in the wineries and the reaction to phylloxera. She did research into lead capsules and she found that lead was getting into wine. Her research grant was from the Wine Institute and her research results were held back for a year.In the mid 1970s she went to France and learned about their research into clones. She brought this information back here and found that people were convinced that the dirt was more important and they didn’t want to study clones at first. Of course this all changed pretty soon thereafter (by the 1981 vintage) and clone research quickly became a critical part of the wine business here. She went to work at Matanzas Creek and planted a five-clone vineyard. The Chardonnay went for $30 and the Merlot $70. Tom remembers people thought that was outrageously high at the time.2017 Russian River Sauvignon Blanc from Merry Edwards Winery. It's 100% barrel fermented with about 18% new oak. They stir the lees twice a week. It stays in the barrels for six months. Others bottle in November but they are still stirring and don't bottle until the following April and don't release it until the next Fall. Merry Edwards finds that this Sauvignon Blanc ages well.Merry Edwards wines are available at the tasting room and online and in a few stores in California. The winery is in Sebastopol near the famous Underwood restaurant.

31mins

10 Jun 2020

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Episode 193 - Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir

The Wine Vault

Merry Edwards Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir In this bonus episode, Rob and Becky take the time to review the classic Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir from Merry Edwards in California.  So come join us!

59mins

25 Mar 2020

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Merry Edwards Winery

California Wine Country

Merry Edwards and Heidi von der Mehden are our guests today on California Wine Country. Tom Simoneau is in with Steve Jaxon while Dan Berger is away this week.Merry Edwards owns Merry Edwards Winery and Heidi von der Mehden is the winemaker there. Tom declares that the world is a better place because Merry Edwards is in it. The last fifty years have been a golden age of California wine. Ever since the 1976 tasting (the famous “Judgement of Paris” where some Californian versions of French varietals were proven to be as good as and even better than their French counterparts). She was responsible for several important innovations. Tom mentions cold fermentation, cleanliness in the wineries and the reaction to phylloxera. She did research into lead capsules and she found that lead was getting into wine. Her research grant was from the Wine Institute and her research results were held back for a year.In the mid 1970s she went to France and learned about their research into clones. She brought this information back here and found that people were convinced that the dirt was more important and they didn’t want to study clones at first. Of course this all changed pretty soon thereafter (by the 1981 vintage) and clone research quickly became a critical part of the wine business here. She went to work at Matanzas Creek and planted a five-clone vineyard. The Chardonnay went for $30 and the Merlot $70. Tom remembers people thought that was outrageously high at the time.2017 Russian River Sauvignon Blanc from Merry Edwards Winery. It's 100% barrel fermented with about 18% new oak. They stir the lees twice a week. It stays in the barrels for six months. Others bottle in November but they are still stirring and don't bottle until the following April and don't release it until the next Fall. Merry Edwards finds that this Sauvignon Blanc ages well.Merry Edwards wines are available at the tasting room and online and in a few stores in California. The winery is in Sebastopol near the famous Underwood restaurant.

31mins

26 Jun 2019

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VinoWeek - Episode 43 - Merry Edwards Hands the Reigns to Roederer

Vino101

After 45 years in the winemaking business Merry Edwards has decided to slow down. Merry and her husband Ken Coopersmith have sold all their wine holding to the Louis Roederer Champagne house. Roederer, a family owned business already owns three wineries in Mendocino County and plans to keep Merry around through the transition. Bushfires in Australia have been difficult this harvest season, especially at Topper’s Mountain Vineyard where a fire wiped out the entire crop just hours before the scheduled harvest. Lamberto Frescobaldi, owner of Frescobaldi Tuscan wine empire is doing his part to cut down on recidivism. He has established a wine growing culture on the prison island of Gorgona, not far from the Ligurian Riviera. The wines are said to be compelling and expensive. Bill and I discuss these topics and many more in this weeks addition of VinoWeek. Thanks to everyone for listening. Cheers! The wine of the week is the 2016 Artezin Old Vine Zinfandel. This wine is made by Randle Johnson of Hess Collection fame. Hess collection is a huge operation and has wineries in California, Argentina and South Africa. The wine has a deep purple color and features a red fruit nose of raspberries, cherries and white pepper. You get all the classic Zinfandel notes on the palate without the over the top jaminess you often get with less refined efforts. Medium bodied and well balanced, a nice touch of baking spice accompanies a medium length finish. 14.5 abv $12 - $16 Two wines we enjoyed this week

21 Apr 2019

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TWL016 – Merry Edwards Winery

Texas Wine Lover

We talk with Joe Gambrell, national sales liaison for Merry Edwards Winery, and he talks about the people, the wines, and some upcoming releases Read More

6mins

14 Aug 2015

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WS: Harvest 2006: Merry Edwards, Day 1

Wine Spectator Video

2mins

26 Oct 2006