On this week’s audio podcast…
October is Merlot Madness Month
Calling all Merlot wine skeptics out there and all you Merlot wine lovers alike!
Get ready for Merlot Madness! October has been officially designated #MerlotMe month in which hundreds of wineries put the spotlight on this grape varietal that may have gotten a bit of a bum wrap you might recall in the blockbuster movie Sideways!
A bum wrap indeed…but do not be fooled! This supple, silky, seductive varietal, boasts playing the starring role in such iconic wines as one of the most revered, sought-after and expensive wines in the world, Chateau Petrus!
Plus prepare to be obsessed with the most stunning stemware,12 Obsession launching in their world wide premiere on The Wine Ladies radio show!
Duckhorn does it best! It is a grape that can and does produce outstanding, delicious, coveted wines such as the one we will open up our show with today, a Merlot served at Presidents inaugurations.This Merlot is the benchmark Merlot for Napa Valley and California, and the company is Duckhorn Vineyards.
Duckhorn Vineyards is actually the initiator of this month long #MerlotMe international spotlight on the varietal, started a few years back…and we’re going to begin by welcoming Renée Ary, the winemaker at Duckhorn to fill us in on her award winning Merlots, as well as give us more info on Merlot Madness!