Merlot is for wine what Margherita is for pizza


Merlot is often seen as an easy red. This is not necessarily true of all Merlots, of course, but the variety has the reputation for being mellow and accessible (read more) and is generally considered an excellent introduction to red wine for the novice or white wine drinker.

Margherita does the same for pizza. Does one need a slow introduction to pizza? Well, perhaps not, but given the fact that we start to eat pizza – very often Margherita …. – from a very young age, our pallets are well developed for gourmet toppings when we get to a wine drinking age.

With both Merlot and Margherita opening the door to palate pleasure, it is only fitting that the two also combine beautifully! Join our celebration of #MerlotforMay and try our 2016 Leopard’s Leap Merlot and try our recipe for a slice of home-made Margherita pizza.


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