Materra “Right Bank” Merlot with Shrimp Risotto #MerlotMe #WinePW

Friday Night Risotto Friday night is risotto night at our house. I make chicken stock whenever we roast a chicken, and we keep Vialone Nano, Carnaroli, or Arborio rice in the pantry at all times. With shrimp in the freezer, I just pick up some mushrooms and a vegetable on the way home. Risotto takes … Continue reading

Duckhorn 3 Palms Merlot with Seoul-ful Chicken for a Romantic Dinner in Sweatshirts #MerlotMe #WinePW

Stretching Merlot Wine Pairing in October With our annual month-long focus on Merlot we love to test the limits of red wine pairing. At the cabin for the weekend, Julie had planned a Korean-inspired dinner (think kimchi) so I decided to test out Merlot in that context. Knowing the dinner would feature spicy flavors, I … Continue reading

Serrano Peppers and Krug Merlot? #MerlotMe #WinePW

Keep a Light Hand With the Serrano Peppers As long as you don’t go crazy, Merlot can pair nicely with dishes with a bit of heat and spice. In our month-long celebration of Merlot, we try standard pairings and we try to stretch the boundaries a bit. Flank steak is a normal pairing with the … Continue reading

It’s #MerlotMe Month with Wine Pairing Weekend! #WinePW

October is Merlot Season Merlot is one of the true noble grapes, capable of reaching greatness in many regions worldwide. October has become our opportunity to celebrate this recently overlooked grape. So let’s do it, October is #MerlotMe month! In October, our Wine Pairing Weekend Group will be celebrating Merlot at the dinner table, paired … Continue reading

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