I just learned that October is Merlot Month. There is even a hashtag – #MerlotMe. It reminded me that back in the day I was a HUGE Merlot fan. In college, I started with the sweet rose wines but as soon as I graduated and began attending “big girl” work functions, I started to realize I enjoyed red wine, particularly Merlot.
Over time I started to appreciate big, bold, juicy reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and the like more than the lighter-bodied reds. Merlot took a back seat. But I will always look back on it fondly as the wine that turned me into a “grown up.”
So tonight is #MerlotMe eve. Maybe I’ll shop for a new one to try for old time’s sake. Anyone have any suggestions?