This class is all about the international superstar: Merlot. The movie Sideways maligned this wonderful grape, but it was a disservice to wine lovers around the world who then had misconceptions about this virtuous varietal. In fact, Merlot is one of the tastiest and most versatile grapes around, and this class is an exploration of its history and all its wines have to offer from all over the world.
For tasting along, you are welcome to open any wine you wish, but for these classes I suggest trying an Old World vs. New World version of each varietal side by side.
Wines tasted during this class:
Chateau de la Cour Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010
Ancient Peaks Merlot 2018