Dial M for Merlot
Oct 15, 2020
Learn the key insights on wines of Merlot where grown successfully whether continental Europe, the Americas, Australia or South Africa. Discover the unique characteristics of Merlot vines, leaves, and grape bunches along with tasting notes that help differentiate Bordeaux, Italy, Spain, California and South Africa. You'll also discover some great value for your pocket book and your cellar.
There are 2 Tuesday evening sessions to choose from starting at:
4:30 pm (PDT) which is 7:30 pm (EST)
7:30 pm (PDT) which is 10:30 pm (EST)
on Zoom lasting approximately 1.5 hours.
Bring a Bottle
We recommend bottles from the BC Liquor Store website. Pick up a bottle to open at the session and share your thoughts on the region, producer and wine.
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Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay 2018 $19.99
Mission Hill Reserve Merlot 2017 $26.99
Checkmate – Opening Gambit 2014 $84.99
Pomerol – Chateau Pomeaux $209.99
Veneto - Villa Teresa Organic $16.99
Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Vineyard 2016 $19.99
Charles Smith The Velvet Devil 2016 $14.99
Sterling Napa 2016 $28.99
Duckhorn Napa 2016 $69.99
Riebeek Cellars Collection Swartland (SA) $10.99
Spier Signature $13.99
Classic dishes to go with Merlot dominant wines
Medium-bodied merlots with medium tannins and acidity tend to suit lighter and leaner meats, like chicken, duck, or veal. Richer merlots with higher tannins and acidity paired with richer foods, like heavy meat and pasta dishes. With fall and winter on its way Merlot pairs well with heartier salads, harvest vegetables, and roasted fare.
1. Veal Chop from Tenderland Meats marinated overnight in olive oil, rosemary and whole peppercorns then grilled on the BBQ served with olive oil brushed rilled zucchini, onions and red peppers topped with coarse salt.
2. Seared Beef Salad is delicious and many options are online. I like the South Beach Flank Steak and cilantro salad but this looks like fun if you are sipping South Africa http://www.melkkos-merlot.co.za/seared-beef-salad/