HOW TO BE PART OF THE MERLOT MOVEMENT

1. Get your hands on some Merlot

Drink it at home. Drink it out at a restaurant. Attend a #MerlotMe tasting. Just get some Merlot in your glass! There are plenty of new wines to discover.

 
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2. Share your tastes

Find a wine you like? Share your tastes on any social media site making sure to include the #MerlotMe hashtag. 

 

3. Chat with fellow merlot lovers online.

The best part about #MerlotMe is finding something new to try, or find others who love the same Merlot as you. Follow the hashtag and chat with others who are sharing their #MerlotMe moments as well.

RECENT MERLOT PRESS

 

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Huffington Post

Why Merlot Could Be The Most Underrated Wine In The U.S. Right Now

Merlot isn’t the first varietal many people think of when picking up a bottle of red these days, but maybe it should be. “Merlot from Napa Valley is underrated,” Jessica Brady, a wine importer for Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits, firmly told HuffPost.

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Wine Enthusiast

Merlot’s Quiet Comeback

While it may have fallen out of fashion, a small band of California winemakers who never lost faith in the grape are creating some of the world’s most complex Merlots.

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Bloomberg

The Sideways Curse Has Lifted: Merlot Is Having a Comeback

Sales of luxury merlots are increasing again, and restaurants are pouring more of it. Why? Because despite pop culture prejudice, it tastes good.

 
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D Magazine

What to Drink Now: Marvelous Merlot

"If you're not drinking this wine, you're missing out."

...Merlot is once again on top as a favorite for wine lovers.

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Wall Street Journal

Enough With the Merlot Bashing: A Wine That’s Ripe for Revival

Merlot’s reputation has suffered over the last decade. But on a recent trip to Napa, our columnist found elegant, appealing examples poised to sway the skeptics.

Six-Word Love Stories

If you love Merlot like we love Merlot, you want to tell the world why this noble varietal goes into some of the greatest bottles of the world's greatest wines. Here's your chance!

Use your phone to take a selfie video waxing poetic about your love for Merlot. But don't wax too much, we're just looking for six words. Share it to Facebook. Share it to Instagram or Twitter. Share it to Snapchat. Wherever you share it, make sure to add the #SixWordLoveStory tag to the post.

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p.s. we may just feature you on this site!

We'll be taking some of the best six-word love stories and sharing them here:

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Sara Fowler, from Napa Valley's PEJU winery share's her six word love story about Merlot.

 

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Duckhorn's Director of Estate Viticulture, PJ Alviso knows a thing or two about Merlot.

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Napa Valley's Paraduxx Vineyards winemaker Don LaBorde took a few minutes out of harvest to share his love for Merlot.