The Meritage Alliance Comes of Age

You may be wondering what's going on with the Meritage Association. (Or, maybe not, but I'm going to tell you!) First, we've renamed ourselves the Meritage Alliance. With over 220 winery members all passionate about the art of Bordeaux blending, it was time to expand our outreach to trade and consumer followers. Somehow the name Meritage Alliance vs. Meritage Association seems to better represent the exciting and complex nature of these wines.

A new website is also now up and running. Check it out at

And, we just completed a fun new video. You'll see some familiar faces as well as hear perspective on Meritage wines from a famous chef, sommelier and winemaker. Our next big task is to put on a tasting/blending event in San Francisco next year. This is a biggee, but if ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) can do it, so can we!

P.S. After a bunch of arm twisting, I've agreed to remain Chairman for another year. While the pay stinks, the wines sure are awesome! Please support this venerable organization by becoming a fan on our Facebook page. And, while you're at it, you can visit the Dry Creek Vineyard Facebook page too.
| | Comments (2)


Lesley Russell said:
June 15, 2009 2:44 PM

Thank you for your continued chairmanship - all Meritage producers are happy to have you leading the Alliance - you're doing a fantastic job, new evidence today...

Bill Smart said:
June 15, 2009 3:08 PM

This was a fun project. Meritage wines are truly underappreciated. I'm glad we have you leading our organization.

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Kim published on June 15, 2009 1:32 PM.

Bringing Out a Moldy Oldy was the previous entry in this blog.

Under the Tuscan Sun is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.


This is a blog about what it's really like to be in the wine sit back, take a sip and enjoy!

about me

our wines

our winery

our events

contact me

privacy statement

favorite posts

A Lifetime in Wine

Top 10 Traits of the Successful Family Winery

The Dreaded Family Meeting

Board Meeting Jitters

Is the Future of the Winery in Danger?

The Case of the Overweight Bottle

Wine and Dementia

Wanted: Talented (Normal) Individual for Family Owned Winery

A Sea of Wine

The Heroes of Our Industry

monthly archives


Hopes & Dreams

Owning a Coastal Cottage

Sailing for 6 Months

Getting a 100 Point Score

Favorite Haunts

Coast of Maine

Dry Creek General Store

Dry Creek Kitchen

Healdsburg Bar & Grill


Sonoma Country Antiques

Baci Cafe & Wine Bar

The Farmhouse

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Bad Ass Coffee

Bistro Ralph

Bits of Press

Food & Wine Magazine

The Wine News

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Spectator

Press Democrat

Sunset Magazine

Connoisseurs' Guide

Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences

Cruising World Magazine

Oprah Magazine

The Washington Post

Coastal Living Magazine

Wine & Spirits Magazine

People Magazine

SAG Awards Magazine

Forbes Magazine

Favorite Magazines

Coastal Living

Down East


Country Living

Quarterly Review of Wines

Wines & Vines

Wine Spectator

Wine Enthusiast

California Grapevine

Connoisseurs' Guide

Practical Winery & Vineyard


Vineyard & Winery Mgmt

Blog Buddy List


Hip Tastes

Pinot Blogger

All The Best

Julia Flynn Siler


Winery Web Site Report

The Pour - Eric Asimov

Dr Vino

Steve Heimoff

Start Up Ladies

Good Wine Under $20

Blind Muscat

The Wineroad Blog

Gabe's View

Wine Peeps

Vici Vino

Cellarmistress' Cellar Talk

Uncork Life

WineVine-Imports Blog

The Wine Witch


Honorable Mentions

Wilma Hits The World of Blogs
Most Intriguing New Wine Blogs of 2008
Midwest Wine Guy
Winery of the Month
Julia Flynn Siler
Meritage wines - and a fascinating glimpse into family business
Winery Web Site Report
New Winery Blog: Wilma's Wine World
Start Up Ladies
Insider's View of Family Owned Dry Creek Vineyard
The Glue that Keeps the Whole Thing Going
Atlanta Dish
Blog of the Week
Blind Muscat
The Merits of Meritage
Boston Wine Expo exhibitors, and the reason why winemakers are so darn happy