HiveBloPoMo | Merlot For Any Day

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Merlot Day - An International Celebration

Today we're talking about Merlot. A great red wine to choose if you're a wine drinker.

"Every year on November 7th, International Merlot Day celebrates one of the world’s most popular red wines.
The word “merlot” is thought to be a diminutive of merle. This is the French name for the blackbird, which most likely refers to the color of the grape. Merlot wine was first produced in Bordeaux, France. There are more hectares in Bordeaux are devoted to growing Merlot than any other grape. In Italy, Merlot is the 5th most planted grape. The grape is the 2nd most widely planted grape in Israel." Source

Hectares are a unit of surface, or land, measure equal to 100 ares, or 10,000 square meters: equivalent to 2.471 acres. Source

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When I used to drink, if I had a merlot my choice would be the Merlot made by Arbor Mist.
Arbor Mist Merlot is made with Merlot and juicy, natural blackberry flavor for a refreshing sweet beverage. Arbor Mist

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If I were to have a drink today, it would either be Arbor Mist Merlot or one of their other 8 wines, as I like them all, or I would just have a wine cooler which is usually sweeter and more fruity. More like a carbonated juice as opposed to an alcoholic beverage. While searching for info on Merlot I cam across a recipe for a wine cooler you can make at home, made with merlot.
Merlot Wine Cooler Recipe

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Thanks for Your time!!

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