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Merlot (yes, the "t" is silent)

  • Merlot: The Goldilocks wine -- medium and great because of it!
  • Descriptions of different styles of Merlot and why some of it is kind of bad and some is outstanding
  • Merlot's relationship with Cabernet Sauvignon
  • A bit of background on this lovely grape -- where it came from
  • Growing regions and styles: France (Bordeaux), Italy, the Baltic states, New Zealand, Australia, and US (Washington State and CA)
  • A little on food pairing
  • Prestigious producers of Merlot

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***Program note/Correction: In this episode, Elizabeth mistakenly says Merlot is grown in the "Baltic states" when she means to say "Balkan States." Sorry for the mistake!

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