Behind the Wine

Languedoc Roussillon wine overdelivers again and again

The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France delivers out of this world value because it’s insanely good quality and ridiculously low price. I love the Languedoc so I’m giddy with excitement that this month’s Angel sample (Virgile Joly Merlot) is from the region. That means I get to shout from the mountaintops about how perfect this part of France is for […]

Naked Truth

The truth about Merlot and the Sideways effect

Back in 2004, a movie came out with a funny little man screaming about how he didn’t want to drink Merlot, and the wine industry has been squirming ever since (even 10+ years later). I’m sipping a delicious glass of the newly released 4th vintage of Bridget Raymond’s Intertwine Merlot, a Napa Merlot that she’s made […]