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Wine Blog Posts in Merlot and Blind Tastings

HOW TO CONDUCT A BLIND WINE TASTING

HOW TO CONDUCT A BLIND WINE TASTING

March 18, 2017

Blind wine tasting is a term used to describe a wine tasting event in which the consumers are not aware of the identity of the wine they taste. This so-called blind technique is used by wine profes... (more)

LADIES NIGHT

LADIES NIGHT

September 06, 2016

Meeting Annie Favia at a recent tasting was invigorating and informative.  One expects the unexpected when it comes to talented Winemakers and their wide-ranging personalities, and Annie didn&... (more)

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MERLOT

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MERLOT

January 02, 2016

If you are a wine lover, you must have watched the movie Sideways, which his dedicated to the hatred of merlot. Even though this film is fun to watch, it is a great shame to merlot. That’s be... (more)

SIDEWAYS HAD IT UPSIDE DOWN

SIDEWAYS HAD IT UPSIDE DOWN

January 29, 2015

Merlot is much maligned these days.  Going back to the cult classic movie ‘Sideways’, this once proud varietal has gotten short shrift.  Or is it short shift?  Shortstop?... (more)

WOMEN IN WINE, TASTING BLIND, DOING FINE

WOMEN IN WINE, TASTING BLIND, DOING FINE

December 02, 0002

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know I’m a big believer in blind tasting (and if you read it with irregularity, you should drink more wine).  On a recent jaunt to the ... (more)

BLIND LEADING THE BLIND TASTING

BLIND LEADING THE BLIND TASTING

December 02, 0002

Recently, I served as a judge at a wine tasting held by the Tasting Panel Magazine.  I am, as one of my fellow tasters (and former employees) so delicately put it, “a veteran taster&rdqu... (more)

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