#MerlotMe 6 with the Wine Pairing Weekend Crew! #WinePW

Have we tried all the Merlots? No route!

Six Years Celebrating Merlot! Wow, our Wine Pairing Weekend group has partnered for six years with Merlot producers to celebrate this delicious grape. Have we tried every possible food pairing? Tried our hands at a #SixWordLoveStory for Merlot? I can’t wait to see what our group cooks up this year!

We officially celebrate on the second Saturday of October. Everyone will have fresh blog posts online and we’ll be chatting on Twitter on Saturday morning, October 10 th at 11:00 am EDT, 8: 00 am PDT. You’ll find us at the double hashtags of #MerlotMe and #WinePW. We love newcomers, so why not take this opportunity to join us in celebrating Merlot? You can always join the chat, even if you don’t have a blog.

Here’s a Preview of our 2020 Posts: This is our 6th year and our group continues to have a great time celebrating the Merlot grape in October. Join us as we chat all things Merlot on Saturday morning, Oct. 10 at 10 -1 1:00 am Central Time. Just look for us on Twitter at the hashtags: #MerlotMe and #WinePW. Here are our posts, and be sure to look out for more in October, as our bloggers will no doubt be adding more posts!

Andrea at The Quirky Cork shares” Three Turkish Merlots” Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares” Merlot: A Varietal That Plays Well with Others” Cindy at Grape Experiences shares” Sip Merlot with Vegetarian Favorites” Deanna at Asian Test Kitchen shares” Fall Vegan Menu Paired with 2016 Napa Merlots” David at Cooking Chat shares” Merlot Food Pairing: Tips and Favorites” Gwendolyn at Wine Predator shares” Meatloaf and #MerlotMe with Sonoma’s Selby and Columbia Valley’s L’Ecole No. 41″ Jane at Always Ravenous shares” Merlot Pairing: Baked Pasta with Sausage Ragu” Jeff at Food Wine Click ! shares” A Tale of Two Merlots at the Grill” Jill at L’Occasion shares” What’s So Special About Merlot ?” Jennifer at Vino Travels shares “Fall is Here! Warm up with a Merlot and Pot Roast Pairing” Lauren at The Swirling Dervish shares” October is #MerlotMe Month: Here’s What I’ve Been Sipping” Linda at My Full Wine Glass shares” Kicking off #MerlotMe in the Pacific time zone” Liz at What’s in that Bottle ? shares” Make Room for Merlot !” Lori at Exploring the Wine Glass shares” Leaves on the Ground and #MerlotMe in my Glass” Lynn at Savor the Harvestshares” Next Gen Merlot From Where It All Started” Martin at Enofylz shares” A Meatless #MerlotMe Redux” Nicole at Somms Table shares” 5 #MerlotMe Nights” Payal at Keep the Peas shares “Kicking Off Autumn With #Merlotme” Pinny at Chinese Wine& Food Pairings shares “ #MerlotMe with Markham and L’Ecole No. 41 Merlots and Army Ramen” Robin at Crushed Grape Chronicles shares” Merlot from elegant to badass. Time to #Merlotme .” Rupal at Syrah Queen shares “ #MerlotMe- Best Food Pairings For Merlot” Susannah at Avvinare shares “Brazilian Merlot Is Always Welcome At My Table” Terri at Our Good Life shares” Merlot Me with Noodless Lasagne” Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm shares” Woohoooooooo….It is #MerlotMe month”

The Entire #MerlotMe #WinePW Archive Take a appear below at our full history of #MerlotMe posts, so many great ideas for you to try!

In 2019 we introduced a group of young professionals to the joys of Merlot. They loved comparing fragrance jars with what the hell is reeked in the glass.

2019

Jane at Always Ravenous posts Food Pairings with Merlot. Jennifer at Vino Travels Italy shares Merlot Pairings for #MerlotMe Month. Jill at l’Occasion offers Foolproof Pairing for #MerlotMe Month. Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla says This Food-Friendly Varietal Takes You From Savories to Sweets, Snacks to Cakes. Deanna at Asian Test Kitchen has 6 California Merlots Paired with Mexican Food Favorites. Lori at Dracaena Wines builds Onion Pastry on My Plate Makes #MerlotMe So Great. Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm is on A Month Long Merlot Extravaganza. Martin at Enofylz Wine Blog is Exploring Meatless Merlot Pairings for #MerlotMe. Kat at The Corkscrew Concierge tells us Merlot is the Perfect Dining Companion. David at Cooking Chat matches Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash with a Napa Merlot. Pierre and Cynthia at Traveling Wine Profs pair A Very Well-Traveled Merlot with Vietnamese Bo Kho. Linda at My Full Wine Glass shares It’s # MerlotMe month. Where’s the Umami ? Rupal at Syrah Queen is Celebrating Merlot with L’Ecole No 41. Sarah at Curious Cuisiniere gives us Hachis Parmentier and Merlot Pairing. Nicole from Somm’s Table is Exploring California in 5 Merlots. Cindy at Grape Experiences says Game Day? #MerlotMe with Ham and Cheese Sliders. Gwendolyn at Wine Predator comparisons California vs. France # MerlotMe with Squash, Chard, and Bow Tie Pasta. Susannah at Avvinare matches Brazilian Merlot with Mushroom Risotto. Jeff at Food Wine Click! writes Young Professionals Explore Merlot.

hamburger with L'Ecole no. 41 Merlot

You already know how to build your favorite hamburger. Next hour, try it with a L’Ecole no. 41 Merlot

2018

Jill at l’Occasion shares “ #MerlotMe In The Kitchen“ Cindy at Grape-Experiences writes “ #MerlotMewith Family, Friends, and Food“ Lori at Dracaena shares “ #MerlotMe and the Little Chef“ Gwendolyn at Wine Predator shares “Washington # MerlotMe Paired with Ahi Tuna and Salmon for #~ ATAGENDWinePW“ Rupal at Syrah Queen shares “Celebrating # Merlotme with Duckhorn& L’Ecole 41

Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares “So Many Merlots, So Many Pairings for #WinePW“ Martin at Enofylz shares “Penne Boscaiola Paired with 2015 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot“ David at Cooking Chat shares “BBQ Beef Stew with Three Palms Merlot“ Michelle at Rockin Red Blog shares “Enough Already! Just Drink Merlot” Sarah at Curious Cuisiniere shares “Peking Duck and a Merlot Wine Pairing“ Jane at Always Ravenous shares “Food Pairings for Merlot Lover“ Julian at BC Wine Trends shares “BC Merlot with Ribs for Thanksgiving“ Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm shares “A month of #MerlotMe Wine and Food Pairings

Nicole at Somms Table shares “2 oz Pour: #MerlotMe Moments“ Liz from What’s in that Bottle shares “I’ve Got #MerlotMe Mania” Jennifer at Vino Travels Italy shares “You Had me at #MerlotMe“ Jeff at Food Wine Click! shares “Merlot for Every Day of the Week

Grgich Hills Estate Merlot at the Primo ceramic grill

Merlot with almost anything from the grill or smoker!

2017

Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm shares “Celebrating the Harvest with Eggplant Lasagna and J Lohr #MerlotMe” David from Cooking Chat shares “Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Merlot Sauce” Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares “A Paddling of Duck( horn) s” Gwendolyn from Wine Predator shares “3 Merlot from Sonoma with Colorful Fall Pasta #WinePW” Sarah from Curious Cuisiniere shares “Individual Beef Wellington Paired With Merlot Wine” Jeff from FoodWineClick! shares “Grill Braised Brisket with Duckhorn Merlot” Nicole from Somms Table shares “Many Merlots Make Marvelous Mediterranean Meal” Jane from Always Ravenous shares “Roasted Pork Loin with Brandy Prune Sauce Paired with Merlot” Nancy from Pull That Cork shares “A Fall Pairing for Merlot” Jill from L’Occasion shares “Merlot, the Busy One” Cindy from Grape Experience shares “ #MerlotMe and Savory Chicken and Mushrooms” Michelle from Rockin Red Blog shares “Celebrating Napa and Sonoma with #MerlotMe”

Otto wants to know if you’re going to finish that….

2016

Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares “Merlot Shows Its Versatility and Goes +1 With Cheese, Meat, and Chocolate” Amy from Cooking with Amy shares “Mushroom Parmigiano Pasta Recipe” David from Cooking Chat shares “Garlic Thyme Crusted Tuna Paired with a Merlot” Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm shares “ #MerlotMe Trifecta for #WinePW” Michelle from Rockin Red Blog shares “Welcoming Fall with #MerlotMe and #WinePW” Jennifer from Vino Travels- An Italian Wine Blog shares “ #MerlotMe with Sausage Baked Ziti” Sarah from Curious Cuisiniere shares “Exploring Merlot Wine Pairing with Bolognese Sauce” Lori from Dracaena Wines shares “Hello, Can you #MerlotMe? ” Jill from L’Occasion shares “Evenings with Merlot” Lauren from The Swirling Dervish shares “Mercy Monday and Merlot” Gwendolyn from Wine Predator shares “ #MerlotMe with savory simple fall foods” Jade from Tasting Pour shares “Chipotle Chicken Stew and Merlot” Cindy from Grape Experiences shares “Wine and Dine: Merlot with Eggplant and Polenta Parmigiana” Jeff from FoodWineClick! shares “A Love Affair with Merlot and the Grill”

Tinhorn Creek Merlot with rare tuna for #MerlotMe

Rare Tuna with Merlot? Why not!

2015

Martin at Enofylz with An Exploration Of Merlot’s Food Pairing Versatility With Ethnic Fare Lori at Dracaena Wines with #MerlotMe and #WinePW- A Perfect Pair[ ing ] Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camillawith Fungi, Fun Guy,& Two Napa Valley Merlots Christy at Confessions of a Culinary Diva with Return to the Magic of Merlot Cindy at Grape Experiences with #MerlotMe with Duckhorn and J.Lohr paired with Duck Breasts Provencale Erin at Platings and Pairings with Gnocchi with Frizzled Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Sarah at Curious Cuisiniere with Beef Osso Buco and an Exploration of Merlot Wine Jennifer at VinoTravels with Merlot pairings with Polenta and Sausage David at Cooking Chat #MerlotMe Wine& Roasted Rosemary Pork Chops Jade at Tasting Pour with Lamb and Acorn Squash Autumn Skillet Michelle at Rockin Red Blog with Celebrating # MerlotMe with #WinePW

Duckhorn 3 Palms Merlot at the lake in a hammock

It’s grueling run, really!

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