A pet peeve of many a wine aficionado is the frequent mispronunciation of the word “Meritage”. This word appears on some of the best red blends you can find. But it is a made-up word. The Meritage Association was formed in 1988 by a handful of progressive Napa vintners. They’d grown frustrated with our domestic requirement that a wine […]
A wine-friendly recipe for braised beef short ribs. I’ve optimized this recipe to showcase Merlot, but it works with softer red wines such as Bordeaux (Right bank), Meritage blends, or aged Chianti, Brunello or Nebbiolo.