Wine Review: Best Wines for Summer 2021

Our favorite wines can change with the season. Sometimes the bold reds that taste great with slow cooked meals feel t...

Best Rosé Wines for Spring | 2021 Edition

With its pretty pink hue and accessible palate, rosé is a warm-weather staple with undeniable appeal. Rosé wine has ...

Best Champagne Brands in 2021 | Our Favorite Champagne

There are as many good reasons to pop a bottle of champagne as there are reasons to celebrate: birthdays, holidays, ...

Best White Wine for Spring | 2021 Edition

Spring is here! The days are long, the weather is warmer, flowers are blooming, and things are starting to feel hopef... | The Launch of Our Partner Site

We're excited to announce the launch of our partner site,! is a wine education ...

National Wine Days in 2021

If you're like us here at Merchant of Wine, you don't need a reason to open a great bottle of wine.  However, it can be fun to mark these dates on your calendar and find a special bottle to open to celebrate the day.

How Does Coravin Work?

When we discovered the Coravin product, we immediately knew this was a product that our Merchant of Wine customers ne...

Our Top 10 Wines of 2020

2020.  What a year.  We all spent a lot more time at home.  We learned to make sourdough bread or make the perfect steak or knit or paint or complete puzzles.  We read books and we binge watched Netflix.  We started gardens and spent more time with our families than ever before. And we drank wine.  Lots of it.

The Best Wine to Drink With Cheese

Wine and cheese are always an easy appetizer that pleases a crowd or can be scaled down for just a few people.  Looking for the best wine and cheese pairings? We have 5 below that will not disappoint!

Nielson Top 20 Brands of 2020 and The Wineries We Won't Be Supporting (And Why!)

There are roughly 10,000 wineries in the US that together employ around one million people and generate about $220 billion annually. As it is for any industry it’s challenging for small producers to compete with large multi million-dollar companies. This is a huge challenge many small wine producers face, but we believe there's room for everyone to succeed.

How Does A Virtual Wine Tasting Work?

Virtual wine tasting is one of the best ways to bring people together online! When you combine knowledgable hosts, incredible wines and a fun online format you're guaranteed to have a good time.  Get tasting kits with unique, hard to find wines delivered right to your door from Merchant of Wine.

Napa Valley's Top Cult Wineries

One of the most common questions we're asked here at Merchant of Wine and WineLA is what our favorite CULT wineries are.  This list is constantly changing and evolving, and sometimes it can be hard to find the most current lists of CULT wineries.  These are the CULT wines of today per wine expert Ian Blackburn of wineLA.
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