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Ever wondered where the name 'Merlot' comes from? Well, 'merle' is actually the French word for blackbird. And what better name for a very dark grape that little blackbirds like to eat? In this online lesson about Merlot, Carlos Simoes Santos will explain the origin of Merlot, its flavor profile, and serving suggestions when making recommendations. 

What you'll learn in this lesson, Discovering Merlot 

  • How to pronounce Merlot correctly 
  • The common growing regions of Merlot 
  • How to describe the structural elements of Merlot 
  • How to recommend Merlot to customers 

Who the Introduction to red wine varietals course is for  

The Introduction to red wine varietals online course is aimed at F&B staff looking to improve their red wine knowledge. 


Carlos Simoes Santos MS

Carlos Simoes Santos holds the prestigious title of Master Sommelier, a title shared by fewer than 300 individuals as of 2023. He is also the founder of My Sommeliers Wine Club, an online wine subscription service providing Australians with great wines and easily accessible wine education.

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