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What’s Inside a Bottle of Wine?

Written by Madeline Puckette

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25 Ounces, But How Much is That Really?

A standard bottle of wine contains a little over 25 ounces of wine (25.4 oz / 0.75L), but how much is that really? Join us to peer deep into the wine bottle and discover not only the number of glasses, but calories, carbs, all the important details!

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Popular Classics – Merlot

Red fruits, easy tannins, and a soft finish are the characteristics of Merlot wine. But there’s more to Merlot than being smooth. It’s actually a bit of a chameleon, partly because of how Merlot is vinified and mostly because of where it’s grown.

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Wine Quiz

What flavors would you expect from Merlot grown in a cooler climate?

  1. Jammy ripe fruit flavors of blackberry and raspberry with chocolate.
  2. Ripe peach and lemon flavors with butter and vanilla
  3. Fresh and tart raspberry, cherry and blackberry, with mint and violet aromas
  4. Leather, coffee, baked strawberry, fresh lime, and banana

Scroll down for the answer!



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The Other Great Merlot Spot…

On the surface, Napa Valley is the ultimate adult playground. It has wine tasting tours, a wine train, Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury hotels, and much more.

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Pictured: Miner Family Winery in Napa Valley.



Wine Quiz Answer

Answer is #3!

Fresh and tart raspberry, cherry and blackberry, with mint and violet aromas.

Written byMadeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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