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A Guide to Merlot Styles Around the World

A Guide to Merlot Styles Around the World

Drinkers today have so many opportunities to explore new wines made from obscure grape varieties, the classics can seem unfashionable. But, just like a perfectly tailored navy suit, the classics remain steadfast for a reason. Merlot has been overlooked by wine consumers in recent years. Regardless, it’s one of the world’s greatest grapes, as exemplified […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Merlot

An Illustrated Guide to Merlot

It’s time to settle this once and for all: Merlot is not a subpar grape variety and yes, you should be drinking it. After the Sideways Effect of 2004, Merlot went through some serious trauma, thanks to Paul Giamatti’s character’s snobby Merlot-based remarks. However, Merlot is responsible for making some of the best wines in […]

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Wine Memories: Roman Holiday

Wine Memories: Roman Holiday

Growing up with three siblings spanning eight years, it wasn’t always easy to take family vacations. At any given moment, my siblings and I could be in different schools with different schedules and different obligations. However, in the winter of 2010, the stars aligned, and all six of us had time off. Determined to make […]

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Pop Culture Pairing: Drink Merlot, Not Whiskey, While Watching Mad Men

Pop Culture Pairing: Drink Merlot, Not Whiskey, While Watching Mad Men

This Sunday begins the final episode run of AMC’s much-lauded period drama, Mad Men. For seven seasons, the employees of Sterling Cooper (and then Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and later SC&P) have dazzled audiences with their earnest and accurate portrayals of the advertising industry in 1960s Manhattan, as well as an exploration of the social […]

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