This weekend is the 2012 Côtes du Coeur, the biggest wine-focused charity fundraiser on the Dallas calendar. The event raises funds for the American Heart Association and in its 21 years has raised over $16m for heart research. Every year the organization honors a leading figure from the wine world with the Tête du Cuvée Award. This year’s recipient is superstar California wine maker David Ramey, owner and wine maker at Ramey Wine Cellars. I was fortunate to chat to him yesterday prior to the Grand Tasting. Tonight he receives the award at the International Fine Wine Auction and Celebrity Chef Dinner.