Considering Merlot Tasting

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“Considering Merlot” Panel Tasting, Institute of Masters of Wine

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) will hold a panel tasting of top Californian Merlot-based wines at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco on Saturday October 27th 2018.
As a follow-up to the popular IMW panel discussions addressing American Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Mary Margaret McCamic MW and Tim Marson MW will lead a discussion with high profile Napa winemakers (to be announced) considering the merits of Merlot as a both a single variety and a component in a blended wine. Using wines produced from Merlot as a guide, the panel will explore topics that cover the grape variety in the vineyard, technical decisions in the winery, age ability, as well as Merlot’s evolving commercial appeal.

The 2.00pm to 4.00pm seated tasting will be limited to 60 attendees.

Reduced rate tickets for MWs are $50 and may be purchased at: with the promo code: vino!

Please email Nancy Johnson at if you have any questions.
Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred. Please purchase early to ensure ticket availability as this event will sell out quickly.
Dress: Wine Country Casual.