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Episode 81 – Celebrating International Merlot Day with Two Washington Merlot’s

Episode 81 –  Celebrating International Merlot Day with Two Washington Merlot’s Episode 81 – Celebrating International Merlot Day with Two Washington Merlot’s

In this episode, Shelley and Phil taste through two well priced Washington Merlot’s in honor of International Merlot Day, which is this Sunday, November 7. Both of these wines were picked up at Fred Meyer for under 20 bucks each and deliver above their price point. Despite what they said in the movie, Sideways, Merlot is a fabulous varietal and these two exceed expectations. #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing

Wines tasted this episode:

  • 2016  Seven Falls Cellars Merlot (Fred Meyer) 
  • 2015  Canoe Ridge Merlot (Fred Meyer)

For more information on Seven Falls Cellars, please visit https://www.sevenfallscellars.com
For more information on Canoe Ridge Vineyards, please visit https://www.canoeridgevineyard.com

Thanks to our sponsor: Coeur D’alene Fresh, Elsom Cellars, Candle in the Woods

Coeur D’alene FRESH: Located in downtown Coeur d’Alene, FRESH wine bar is a place to meet friends, relax and just be Coeur d’Alene. Stop by for a fun time every Wednesday around 5:30 for WINO Wednesday. Consider FRESH wine bar for your next event. Stop by or visit http://www.Coeurdalenefresh.com/

Elsom Cellars. Good times are meant to be shared and so are great grapes and great wines! Since 2006, Elsom Cellars has been producing brilliant Washington wines. For more information about Elsom Wines, please visit http://www.elsomcellars.com or call them at 425-298-3082.

Candle in the Woods. If you are looking for a one of a kind, unique dining experience, Candle in the Woods is THE place for you. With 12+ courses, wine and food pairings that are off the charts and a dinner that is spread out over three hours, this experience is second to none. Visit http://candleinthewoods.com to book your dinner or simply text, 208-664-0135. To read about our experience at Candle in the Woods, please visit https://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/candle-in-the-woods-a-northern-idaho-culinary-experience-like-no-other/

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music (as well as The Social Web sponsorship music!) which is ANYthing but average.  Please contact him at veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

Mentions: Forgeron, Abeja, Northstar, Mark Cooke, Precept, The One Wine Glass, Gary Vaynerchuck, Brad Binko, Eternal Wine, Itä Wines, Vivino

Wines we enjoyed this week: Ram’s Gate Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, Scarpetta Veloce Rosso, Ferrari Carano Chardonnay, Lobo Hills Left Bank Blend Lonesome Springs Ranch

Wine Time Fridays Wine Word of the Week – Co-Fermentation. Co-fermentation is the practice in winemaking of fermenting two or more grape varieties at the same time when producing a wine. This differs from the more common practice of blending separate wine components into a cuvée after fermentation.

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