Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What is ... Meritage Wine?

Meritage is a red blended wine in the same style as Bordeaux wines. As Bordeaux is a region in France in addition to a style of wine, it's a protected name and cannot be used outside of the approved region of France. "Meritage" is the name given to wines of the same style, made in the New World.

The blend can include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

Though often pronounced with a French twist, to rhyme with "garage", technically it should be pronounced like "heritage."

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