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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.

Do you write wine reviews?

Don’t know about you, but I never book accommodation without checking reviews on Tripadvisor or buy a book without having a look at what people are saying about it on Goodreads. But I can’t say that I’m very good about …

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Why you should take another look at Hunter Valley Semillon!

British wine critic Jancis Robinson calls Hunter Valley semillon “one of the unsung heroes of white wine production.” I’ve always wondered why semillon isn’t more popular with wine lovers? After all, it can be enjoyed young, but it also evolves …

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Wine of the Week: Feudo Di Santa Tresa Avulisi Nero D’Avola Red 2011 $39.99

Over the past few years nero d’avola, the ancient native red variety of Sicily, has really captured the imagination of sommeliers and consumers alike. So much so that 55 plantings of nero d’avola can now be found in Australia and …

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