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International Merlot Day

Merlot Wine

When is International Merlot Day? This holiday is always observed on November 7

Ladies and Gentlemen, raise your glasses in a toast to International Merlot Day, a November 7 holiday. Your wine glass is filled with Merlot wine, isn’t it!? We hope so. Just so you know, you are drinking one of the world’s most popular dry, red wines.

As wine lovers know, this is a favorite among dry red wines. Merlot is considered a noble grape. The word Merlot comes from the French word “Merlau” or “Merle”. It means “Blackbird”.  Merlot grapes are prominently grown in many parts of the world. But, nowhere is it more popular than in the Bordeaux region of France. We all know the French know a good wine when they taste it. As a result, Merlot grapes are the most popular grape in French vineyards, comprising over 60% of the vines in all of the vineyards in the country.

Without a doubt, you know what to do on International Merlot Day.  Open up a bottle of Merlot and enjoy it with a friend or two. Oh, and don’t forget the cheese and crackers.

Did You Know? There is a White Merlot. Any rosé wine that is made from red Merlot grapes is called White Merlot. If you’ve never tried it, what are you waiting for?

How to Celebrate International Merlot Day

  • Pop the cork on a bottle of merlot wine.
  • If you’ve never had white merlot win, try it today.
  • Go to a winery for a tasting. Select both red and white merlot among your choices.
  • Buy a bottle or two.

Today's Quote

“Age is just a number. It is totally irrelevant unless, of course, you are a bottle of wine.” – – Joan Collins

History and Origin of International Merlot Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. We have no doubt it was created by a wine lover. Perhaps, he or she drank just a little too much Merlot the first time this day was celebrated and did not remember to document it the next morning.

We traced this holiday back to at least 2011.

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