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  • Napa Merlots

    In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when Miles uttered the immortal words “I am not drinking fucking Merlot!” At that...


  • Top Merlot From $15 to $20

    I often say that the sweet spot for wine falls roughly in the $15 to $25 range. In this range, you can find producers who are out of favor, undiscovered, or...


  • Pairing Merlot

    Thinking back, I can remember a time when Merlot was all the craze. It was widely popular and one of the most planted varieties around the world. Now, I find...


  • Merlot from $15 and Under

    Merlot is not the four letter word it once was. In fact, it’s rapidly becoming a five letter word. That word is VALUE, my friends! You see, while...


  • Demand for Merlot Forecasted to Increase

    Jan. 24, 2012 – Low supplies of Cabernet and a growing demand for red blends may drive up demand for Merlot, according to Wines and Vines. With bulk...


  • Don't Drink That, Drink This!

    Wine prices getting you down? Tired of feeling like you’re getting screwed every time you buy a bottle of wine? Well, there are options. I’m not saying...


  • Merlot Makes a Comeback

    Merlot has had a rough time over the past few years. Once everyone’s favorite easy-drinking red, Merlot was stigmatized by Miles’ famous line in...


  • Best Merlot 2/2011

    Today, Merlot is seeing something of a restoration of its reputation. With less bad Merlot on the market, consumers can finally begin to understand not only...


  • 12 Secrets of Merlot

    The name Merlot is said to derive from the old French word for little blackbird: merle. Many people believe this is probably due to the blue/black color of...


  • The Grapes of St. Emilion

    The Right Bank commune of St. Emilion is home to two of the wine world’s most dramatic red wine grapes, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. While winemakers in St....


  • Cabernet in the Mix

    France’s Bordeaux region is considered the birthplace of Cabernet Sauvignon, but it is also the birthplace of Cabernet based blends. The acceptance of...


  • Where is wine headed this summer?

    Well let me just start off by saying that where wine, and more importantly wine appreciation, is going, is not just a trend for this summer. Wine is becoming...


  • First Look - Cupcake Vineyards

    And to cap off the week we got a sneak peak at a new value brand called Cupcake Vineyards. The winemaker, Adam Richardson, stopped by with the wines and we...


  • Three Wines for Valentine's Day

    Memories are made of this; lazy evenings watching the sunset or the fireplace roar, the gentle touch of a hand, the warmth of your lover's breath on your...


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