Global Warming forcing Bordeaux to find Merlot Alternative

Merlot vines cover about 60 percent of the red wine-growing areas of France’s legendary Bordeaux region. Global warming may change that soon. Merlot is among the earliest-ripening grapes in Bordeaux, and if temperatures continue to rise as expected, it may no longer be viable for their blends. Overripe merlot is intensely fruity and high in … [ Read more]

Wine Wednesday: Honoro Vera Merlot

Rosé certainly is having a moment. The formerly maligned pink wine is shedding comparisons to white zinfandel and staking its claim as the versatile sip at your summer picnic table. But there are still those red wine drinkers that won’t budge – not even down to rosé. Even in the height of summer, when most … [ Read more]