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Côtes du Coeur 2015 Kicks Off With Big Bottle Party

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by Andrew Chalk

The biggest fundraiser in the Dallas calendar of the American Heart Association (AHA) is the annual Côtes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction and Celebrity Chef Dinner. In fact, it is the largest fund raising gala in the nation for the AHA and has raised $24m over its 23 year history for heart disease research.

This year takes place at The Hilton Anatole Hotel on April 24th but to prepare for the main event the AHA holds a number of warm up events to encourage networking between Côtes du Coeur contributors. The first of these is the Big Bottle Party which collects large format bottles for ‘Big Bottle Alley’, part of the silent auction during the gala. It took place this week at the north Dallas home of Jana and Mike Brosin.   Continue reading

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Riedel Wine Tasting Benefits American Heart Association

riedel_vinum_tasting_set1by Andrew Chalk

The American Heart Association Cotes du Coeur campaign to eradicate heart disease is holding a really interesting fundraiser. A tasting of wines in Riedel stemware. I did this once and it is really instructive. I left the tasting with the unmistakable impression that the serving vessel does matter.  Continue reading

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Daryl Groom On The Meaning Of Côtes du Coeur

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Côtes du Coeur Gala Featured Spectacular Auction Lots, Wines and Food

wine-decanterBy Robert Peynaud

The main ballroom of the Hilton Anatole in Dallas was the setting for the 2013 Côtes du Coeur Gala on Saturday night.  The gala is the high point of Côtes du Coeur , the American Heart Association’s, wine-centric event which raises funds for research aimed at eradicating heart disease.

The event features a live and silent auction and a sumptuous Continue reading

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Winemakers Flood Into Town for 2013 Côtes du Coeur

Ramey 2011 Ritchie.1By Robert Peynaud

Friday night was the “Grand Tasting” part of the 22nd annual Côtes du Coeur, the premiere wine charity event of the season in Dallas. The event supports the work of the American Heart Association in eradicating heart disease.

Ramey 2009 Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County is representative of the quality level of the wines donated to the Côtes du Coeur Grand tasting which is always on the Friday before the Saturday Auction.   Continue reading

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