One More #MerlotMe!

#MerlotMe Everyday It’s not just for the month of October, you have my permission to enjoy Merlot any day of the week, any month of the year. Even with leftover pot roast. Maybe especially with leftover pot roast, it needs love, too! We all need to keep Merlot in our regular rotation of wines and … Continue reading

Steal This Halloween Candy!

Graham's 10 Year Tawny Port paired with Halloween Candy

Just For Fun! Pairing Tawny Port with Halloween Candy When I was contacted about testing out some candy pairings with Tawny Port, I jumped at the chance! 10 Year Tawny Port is one of my favorite dessert wines (here, here, and here). I have my favorite things to pair for an after dinner treat, but … Continue reading

Peju Shows Merlot’s Versatility with Zuni Chicken #Merlotme

Peju Merlot paired with Zuni Cafe Chicken

This post is associated with the full month of October celebration of Merlot, called #MerlotMe on social media. Go ahead, look it up on facebook, Twitter or your favorite search engine! Merlot is More than Just a Red Meat Wine Being a bit softer and more plush than Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot will pair with more … Continue reading

My Kingdom for a Bresse Chicken – French #Winophiles

Chardonnay, Trousseau and Vin Jaune from the Jura

French Winophiles Invade the Jura Have you ever had a wine from the Jura? Do you have any idea where the Jura is? You’re not alone, it’s one of the lesser known winegrowing regions in France. In fact, the wines are so spotty in their distribution, our #winophiles group had another region choice if they … Continue reading

Merlot and “Just One Thing” for Your Steak #MerlotMe

Merlot and Your Next Steak The #MerlotMe wineries were very generous with their review samples, so here goes another fun dinner with one of my favorites from last year: Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot! “Just One Thing” Clickbait or Good Advice? We’re bombarded on all forms of social media for “Just One Thing” clickbait. “Just One … Continue reading

A Love Affair with Merlot and the Grill #MerlotMe #WinePW

Second Annual Meeting of Wine Pairing Weekend and #MerlotMe Our Wine Pairing Weekend group had a ball last year helping the #MerlotMe group of wineries in their October month-long celebration of the under-appreciated Merlot grape. We were tickled to be invited to join again in the October #MerlotMe celebration 2016! Love Merlot and the Grill … Continue reading

Wine Pairing Weekend and MerlotMe Join Forces Again!

Merlot wine from Duckhorn, Cliff Creek and Cannonball

Wine Pairing Weekend Group Takes on Merlot – Round Two! Our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group (#WinePW on twitter) takes on a monthly wine pairing experiment/challenge. We get together online and chat about our results, celebrate victories and examine defeats. Last year, we had the opportunity to partner with the #MerlotMe group of wineries for … Continue reading