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About merrill@cellarit.com

Wine and art are my two big passions and I think they complement each other really well. I love everything about wine, and especially the stories about the people who make it. Top winemakers are as fascinating as great artists! Both care passionately about what they do and want to make a difference. In my blog posts I try to give you a taste of what the best minds in the wine world are thinking and doing.

The Wonderful Diversity of Greek Grape Varieties

You may be surprised to learn that Greece has an estimated 300 indigenous grape varieties! Of course, winemaker and consumer attention is focused on what are commonly referred to as the big four:¬†Xinomavro, Agiorgitiko, Moschofilero and Assyrtiko, but other interesting …

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Wines to Put on Your Radar: Great value Vouvray – Domaine Pichot, Couteau de la Biche Chenin Blanc

The Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth calls chenin blanc the “insider’s” variety, describing its following as small and loyal. For savvy wine consumers, its relatively low profile is good news. Not only is this unfamiliar white wine variety of the Loire …

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Henschke Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon: One of Australia’s most elegant and complex cabernet sauvignons

In recent years a series of great vintages in Bordeaux and burgeoning Chinese demand for First Growths have put the spotlight back on cabernet sauvignon – sparking renewed reverence for its potential to produce the world’s most complex, elegant and …

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