A Duckhorn Vertical for #MerlotDay Paired with Pomegranate Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Duckhorn Vertical paired with lamb shanks with pomegranate gravy on mashed potatoes

It’s time to give merit where merit is due: much maligned MERLOT.

Well, maligned about 15 years go. That is one seriously long lasting hangover!

People in the know KNOW that merlot is the way to go if you’re looking for a mellow companion to a heavy hitting meal. From lamb to duck to salmon to tuna steaks to prime rib, MERLOT marries fruit with herbal notes to make your meal merry.

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#MerlotMe Monday on #MerlotDay 11/7/16

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In October, Sue and I didn’t get Merlittle but Merlot for a month of #MerlotMe! And for these two Merlot fans, it was Merlot of a good thing!

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Puns aside, October was a great month of Merlot here on Wine Predator, and certainly primed the pump for us to really appreciate today, Merlot Day, a day set aside to celebrate all things Merlot. Below read about eleven we tasted last month.  Continue reading