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    It’s International Merlot Day

    It’s International Merlot Day. So, cheers to that! Here’s what I’ve learned about Merlot so far: WAIT. I just realized something. I actually had Merlot today. At at a lunch meeting. It was delicious. But I didn’t even cheers to it’s international day! #Fail Anyways. Facts: It used to be nicknamed “little (or young) blackbird” Its origin is Bordeaux France It’s the second most planted grape in the world And the 3rd most prominently produced And one of the most popular wines Vintages prior to 1960 are scarce due to frost and rot that ruined vines This also caused the French government to ban planting of Merlot grapes from approx…

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