The quote sums up the post entirely. A nice wine with a perfect meal is truly a manna for those who enjoy the drinks. I am not one who enjoys chilly nights with a wineglass.But for a long time I have been planning to cook with it thus overcoming my aversion.
And thats the reason why I joined Four Seasons Team GingerClaps. But when I got a bottle of Four Seasons Classic Merlot , I turned to my friends who enjoy their wine and know a thing or two about it.
What is Merlot ?
The wine got it name from the Merlot grapes which is a primary grape in French wines and can be abundantly grown in our own Western Ghats.Thus making it a perfect Indian wine. The dark colour of the grape or the French word for it "Merle" gave it its name Merlot.
Red Wine is a wine variety made predominantly from grapes along with other fruits. Merlot is a still ,dry red wine meaning it is a non sparkling wine made mostly from grapes and all the sugar in the grapes have been converted to alcohol.Or in other words "dry" is the opposite of "sweet".
In general, Merlot is perfect for cooking as its not too sweet. You can use it in sauces, soups and desserts and it blends in perfectly.
Taste & Texture:
Wine Tasting is a process in itself.You follow the 5 S steps -see,swirl,sniff,sip and savor.