Tri-Tip Steak and Duckhorn, a #MerlotMe Classic #WinePW

7th Annual Collaboration between #WinePW and #MerlotMe2021 marks the 7th year our Wine Pairing Weekend writers have partnered with the Merlot producers in support of the October month-long #MerlotMe celebration. We continue to find new ways to partner this adaptable wine with food. Take a look below for links to all our posts. You might … Continue reading

Preview the Wine Pairing Weekend #MerlotMe Celebration #WinePW

The Wine Pairing Weekend Merlot Wine Pairing ArchiveOur Wine Pairing Weekend writers have been signing the praises of Merlot in collaboration with the #MerlotMe producers every October for the last six years. This year, we’ll continue our quest to raise the visibility of this fine grape in wine drinker’s consciousness. Over the years we have … Continue reading

An Invitation to Shout #MerlotMe from the Rooftops #WinePW

The #MerlotMe Voice in the Wilderness ContinuesOur Wine Pairing Weekend writers have been singing the praises of Merlot in collaboration with the #MerlotMe producers every October for the last six years. This year, we’ll continue our quest to raise the visibility of this fine grape in wine drinker’s consciousness. Why Not Join Along? Here’s How:If … Continue reading

Red Wine with Fish? Yes! Duckhorn Merlot and Swordfish #MerlotMe

Red Wine with Fish? Believe It! Not every red wine and not every fish.  I would avoid a tannic Cabernet with a delicate poached white fish recipe, but big oceangoing fish are delicious with many red wines. Swordfish is almost always sold as steaks, and it is delicious cooked on the grill.  Add a little … Continue reading

Merlot and the Pot Roast Two-Step #MerlotMe

Joyce’s Pot Roast Two-StepJoyce, my mother-in-law, was staying with us early in the Pandemic . We had fun making a couple of videos of her tried and true pot roast technique. First, for the pot roast itself, then using the leftovers for pot roast soup.  Joyce firmly believes the real reason to make pot roast … Continue reading

Try Merlot as Your Pizza Wine #MerlotMe

What’s Your Go-To Pizza Wine? Do you have a favorite pizza wine, something you always reach for?  If it’s a typical red-sauce type pizza I usually grab something Italian: Barbera d’Asti, Langhe Nebbiolo, Chianti Classico.  October means #MerlotMe though, so I decided to take some Merlot samples with us up to the lake. We nearly … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Merlots at the Grill #MerlotMe #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend and MerlotMe Our Wine Pairing Weekend group has had fun singing the praises of Merlot for the last 5 years, and we’re excited to continue the tradition in 2020. I’m not sure Merlot ever went away, though it certainly stepped out of the spotlight. Fortunately, the producers who loved the grape and … Continue reading

#MerlotMe 6 with the Wine Pairing Weekend Crew! #WinePW

Six Years Celebrating Merlot! Wow, our Wine Pairing Weekend group has partnered for six years with Merlot producers to celebrate this delicious grape.  Have we tried every possible food pairing? Tried our hands at a #SixWordLoveStory for Merlot? I can’t wait to see what our group cooks up this year! We officially celebrate on the … Continue reading

Young Professionals Explore Merlot with #MerlotMe #WinePW

#MerlotMe 2019 – Introduce Merlot to the Next Generation Wow, this is the fifth year our Wine Pairing Weekend Group and the #MerlotMe wineries are collaborating to celebrate the Merlot grape all through October. Take a look farther down in this post to all all the great ideas from my fellow Wine Pairing Weekend bloggers. … Continue reading

Preview the #MerlotMe Plans from the Wine Pairing Weekend Crew! #WinePW

October is #MerlotMe Season Move over Cabernet Sauvignon! Take a seat Malbec! Pinot Noir, you really are too finicky(high maintenance). Let’s not even mention “Red Blends” Pffft. It’s time for Merlot to reclaim its’ place on the top shelf of wines we Americans turn to. This is the fifth year of a collaboration between our … Continue reading

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