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Online - 'Sipsize' - The Big 5: An Introduction to Merlot

28 Sep 2021 7:00 - 07:45 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)
Online - 'Sipsize' - The Big 5: An Introduction to Merlot
Free event
Places available
Code: TG210928V

This week we’re exploring one of the most prolific and widely grown grapes in the world – merlot.

Anna will cover the origins of merlot, in particular its home turf of Bordeaux, where it is blended to make some of the most famous and expensive wines in the world. We’ll then be zooming around the globe discovering the array of friendly and drinkable expressions that make this grape so universally popular.

The three wines that Anna will be using in the session will be released on 26th August. You’re welcome to buy one, two or all three; or simply join with a cup of tea!

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021.

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Our online tutored events are one of the most popular styles at The Wine Society. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from our tasting team, our buyers, and sometimes our producers, we love giving our members the opportunity to learn with us and broaden their understanding of the vast world of wine.

Themes vary from big picture topics to detailed deep dives and if you’re not sure if the event will be pitched at your level of experience, then simply get in touch at

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