Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Like many kids growing up in Chicago, wine was a non-factor in Justin's life.  Milk was on the table and beer was the beverage of choice at family gatherings.  In his early 20s while working as an chemical engineer and software programmer he became interested in wine.  After years of consumerism and going on wine trips he became more passionate about wine, becoming a home winemaker, and finally in 2006 working as an intern at Bevan Cellars.  In 2007 he purchased a ton of Syrah and founded Argot.  In 2008 he produced his first chardonnay, in 2010 his first Cabernet Sauvignon and in 2011 the Slang brand was born with the goal of creating a presence in the market by focusing on high quality at affordable prices.  Today, they have limited production levels to the current 2400 cases in order to maintain quality and still produce a wide variety of varietals from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah to Cabernet Sauvignon.
Join Justin and us for a tasting of these outstanding wines along with a selection of cheeses from the Bedford Gourmet.http://www.bedfordwines.com/eCampaign/campaign1304.html

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Steve Kistler, founder and winemaker of Kistler vineyards for 37 years, has established Occidental vineyard dedicated to the production of world-class pinot noir from the Freestone-Occidental vineyards. The 7500 case state-of-the-art winery sits on a ridgetop next to the Bodega Headlands overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  It is owned and operated by the Kistler family.  There are four vineyard sites on Occidental Station, a vineyard designate Occidental Highlands, two from the Bodega Highlands, and a Sonoma Coast.  The vineyards are among the coldest and latest ripening vineyards in the area and are chosen for their ability to achieve full ripeness and still maintain low sugar levels. As with all Kistler wines, they are here today and gone tomorrow.  So don't wait.  This is a chance to build a vertical from the beginning.

"Readers who can find the 2014 should not hesitate. It is every bit as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel.” Antonio Galloni Vinous Media

 “With the vines really starting to come of age at the time of the magical 2014 vintage in Sonoma, Occidental hits pay dirt with an incredibly strong foursome of new releases.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown The Wine Advocate

Friday, July 29, 2016


Merry Edwards Winery
MerryEdwards began her career over 40 years ago at Mount Eden Vineyards in 1974 and in 1977 became one of the founding winemaker at Matanzas Creek remaining their until 1984.  In 1997, after consulting at wineries in Oregon and California she founded Merry Edwards Winery with her husband Ken Coopersmith focusing on Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. They now manage five estate vineyards and maintain collaborative relationships with several other dedicated growers to supplement their estate production.  Merry has been inducted into the Culinary Institute of America's Vintners Hall of Fame and has also won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Wine, Spirits or Beer Professional in the United States becoming just the fourth woman to win the honor.