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International Merlot Day November 7th

Merlot – “Little Blackbird” in French, Merlot is most popular grape and also merlot is second only to Cabernet Sauvignon. Regularly defined as ripe, graceful and soft, Merlots are comfortable drink. Since of their availability, these wines are regularly suggested to the beginner wine drinker as their first red.

Merlot is a dusky blue coloured wine grape variation, that is used as both a mixing grape and for varietal wines. The term Merlot is assumed to be a tiny of merle. Its smoothness and fleshiness, shared with its initial maturing, makes Merlot a general grape for merging through the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon which bends near greater in tannin.

As a varietal wine, Merlot can mark soft, silky wines with plum aromas. Though Merlot wines cultivate to ripen earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. Around three key types of Merlot a soft, fruity, smooth wine with very little tannins.

Fruit includes,

• Cassis
• Black
• Red cherries
• Blackberry
• Blueberry
• Boysenberry
• Mulberry
• Plum

Vegetable includes,

• Green olives
• Cola nut
• Bell pepper
• Fennel
• Humus
• Leather
• Mushrooms
• Rhubarb
• Tobacco

Floral and herbal include,

• Green
• Black tea
• Eucalyptus
• Laurel
• Mint
• Oregano
• Pine
• Rosemary
• Sage
• Sarsaparilla
• Thyme

Lot more flavours include,

• Caramel
• Chocolate
• Coconut
• Coffee bean
• Dill weed
• Mocha
• Molasses
• Smoke
• Vanill
• Walnut

Wine Region

Merlot is one of the world’s most extensively planted grape variety with plantings of the vine outstripping level the added well-known Cabernet Sauvignon in many areas, with the grape’s homeland of France. France is homegrown to approximately two thirds of the world’s total plantings of Merlot. Beyond France it is also full-fledged in,

• Italy Algeria
• California
• Romania
• Australia
• Argentina
• Bulgaria
• Canada
• Chile
• Greece
• New Zealand
• South Africa
• Switzerland
• Croatia
• Hungary
• Montenegro
• Slovenia
• Mexico
• other parts of the United States such as
• Washington
• Virginia
• Long Island

Food Pairing

Once it derives to foods that match Merlot, well paired with well-cooked and grilled meat. Richer Merlots with higher sharpness are closer to Pinot Noir and will build a good addition for mushroom plates, salmon, radicchio and chards. The lighter bodied Merlots will pair good with prawns and bacon.

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Wine, Wine Recipes, Wine Regions

How to make Cherry Wine


  • Cherries – 6 lb
  • Campden tablets
  • Sugar  – 2 ½ lbs
  • Wine yeast
  • Nutrient
  • Water


Clean the cherries & rinse, transfer into a fermenting container and crush.

Then transfer on 4 pints of boiling water. When cool, add 1 Campden tablet, crushed and dissolved in a little warm water.

Add sugar and water boil for 2 minutes, allow to cool & mix into the pulp.

Add yeast, nutrient & cover, permit to ferment for a week, stirring daily.

Draining and return to a clean fermenting bin allow for 4 days.

Put liquefied into a bottle, fit airlock and leave to ferment.

Once fermentation has finished shelf the wine as necessary, add Campden tablet after the first racking. Creates 1 gallon of wine.

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Wine Regions

World famous wine regions and their vineyards – Part IV


DiGrazia Winery


Catoctin Winery

Elk Run Vineyards

Fiore Winery

Linganore Winecellars


Cape Cod Winery

Chicama Vineyards

Goodale Orcahrds

Massachusetts Wine Trail Guide

Mellea Winery

Nantucket Vineyards

Nashoba Valley Winery

Via Vineyards


Boskydel Vineyard

Bower’s Harbor

Chateau Chantal

Chateau Grand Traverse Winery

Fenn Valley Vineyards

L Mawby Vineyards

Michigan Wineries Site

Peninsula Cellars

Peterson & Sons Winery

St Julian Winery

Tabor Hill Winery


Augusta Winery

Hermannhof Winery

Missouri Wine Country Map

Montelle Vineyards

Mount Pleasant Wines

River Ridge Winery

Stone Hill Winery

Thorn Hill Vineyard

Winery Of The Little Hills

New England:

Wineries of New England

New Jersey:

Four Sisters Winery

Kings Road Vineyard

New Jersey Wineries

Tomasello Winery

Unionville Vineyards

Valenzano Winery

New York:

Finger Lake Region

Hudson Valley

Long Island

North Carolina:

Biltmore Estate Vineyard

Chateau Laurinda

Germanton Vineyard & Winerye

North Carolina Winery Map

Waldensian Winery

West Bend Vineyards

Wild Herb Winery


Airlie Winery

Amity Vineyards

Argyle Winery

Ashland Vineyards & Winery

Beaux Freres Winery

Bethel Heights Vineyard

Carabella Vineyard

Chateau Benoit

Chateau Bianca Winery

Chateau Lorane

Christom Vineyards

Duck Pond Cellars

Elk Cove Vineyards

Erath Vineyards

Giradet Wine Cellars

Henry Estate Winery

Hill Crest Vineyards

Joseph Drouhin

King Estate

La Garza Cellars

Laurel Ridge Winery

Raptor Ridge Winery

Rex Hill

Secret House Vineyars

Silvan Ridge Winery

Sokol Blosser Winery

Stangeland Vineyards & Winery

Valley View Winery

Weisingers Wines

WillaKenzie Estates

Other States:

Anasazi Fields Winery

Firelands Winery

Georgetown Vineyards

Heineman Winery

Mission Mountain Winery

Montmorenci Vineyards

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Vineyard, Wine, Wine Regions

California wine regions and their vineyards

California – Amador County:

Amador Foothill Winery

Amador Vintner’s On-Line

Deaver Vineyards

Rernwood Vineyards

Shenandoah Vineyards

Stoneridge Winery

Story Winery

California – Calaveras County:

Black Sheep Winery

Calaveras Wine Association

California Wine Listing

Chatom Vineyards

Ironstone Vineyards

Milliaire Winery

Stevenot Winery

California – Carneros:

Carneros Creek Winery

Cline Cellars

Domaine Carneros by Taittinger

Schlug Carneros Estate Winery

William Hill

California – Medocino County:

Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association

Claudia Springs Winery


Frey Vineyards

Gabrielli Winery

Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

Handley Cellars

Hush Vineyards

Mendocino Hill Winery

Mountain House Winery & Lodge

Navarro Vineyards

Roederer Winery

Scharffenberger Cellars

California – Other:

Callaway Wine & Vineyards

Chateau Thomas Winery

D’Agostini Winery

Kalin Cellars

Rosenblum Cellars

Rutherford Benchmarks

Temecula Wineries

California – San Diego Area:

Codarossa Winery

Deer Park Excondido

Orfila Winery

California – San Francisco/Santa Cruz:

Bargetto Winery

Concannon Vineyard

Ivan Tamas Winery


Murrieta’s Well Vineyard

Rosenblum Cellars Winery

Stone Ridge Winery

The Ratzlaff Winery

Wente Vineyards

California – Santa Barbara:

Byron Winery

Cambria Winery

Clos Pepe Vineyards

Cottonwood Canyon Winery

Presidio Winery

Santa Barbara Winery

California – Sonoma County:

Arrowood Vineyards

Canyon Road Winery

Chandelle Winery

Chateau Souverain

Chateau St Jean

Clos du Bois

D’Agostini Winery

Dry Creek Vineyard

Frick Winery

Geyser Peak Winery

Il Cuore Winery

Kendall Jackson


Matanzas Creek Winery

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Seghesio Vineyards

Simi Winery

Sonoma County Winery List

Stone Creek Winery

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Wine, Wine Regions, wine tasting

World famous wine regions and their vineyards – Part III


Buerklin Wolf Wine Estate

Carl von Schubert Wine Estate

Domdechant Werner Estate

Dr. Fischer Estate

Dr. Loosen Estate

Eifel-Pfeiffer Wine Estate

Freiherr Heyl zu Herrnsheim

Freiherr von Schleinitz Estate

Jordan & Jordan

Lingenfelder Estate

Max Ferd. Richter

Parabo Wine Estate


Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Wine Estate

Robert Weil Estate

Schloss Johannisberg Domaine

Wittmann Estate


Domaine Skouras
Harlaftis Athanassiadis Wines

Protopapas Winery


Unique Balinese Winery, Indonesia



Chianti Vintages

Fontodi’s Wines

Le Masse di San Leolino

Luce della Vite



Vernaccia di San Gimignano



Chateau Camou


Cortes de Cima

Dow’s Port
Graham’s Port

South Africa:

Flagstone Winery

KWV International

Robertson Wine Valley

Warwick Wine Estate


Bodega Pirineos

Castillo de Perelada

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