Month: January 2006


Merlot is a red wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to derive from the Old French word for young blackbird, merlot, a diminutive of merle, the blackbird (Turdus merula), probably from the color of the grape. Merlot-based wines usually have medium body […]

It’s in the Mix

I have always been a single variety wine kind of guy, perhaps because I assumed that all the good stuff went into single variety wines and blends were made from the leftovers. In some instances, this may be true when it comes to mass production of blended wines, but this is not the case at […]