HOUSE WINES with Alexandra Cherniavsky: Let's Talk Merlot

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Welcome back to the second episode of House Wines with Alexandra Cherniavsky. The Philadelphia sommelier, who serves as beverage manager at The Love restaurant in Center City, is coming to you straight from her kitchen. She’s offering insights and recommendations for exploring Pennsylvania wines from the comfort of your own home.

In this video, she zeroes in on Merlot, providing tasting notes along with suggestions for other wine varieties you might enjoy. Want to learn more about the grapes mentioned above? Read on.


Pick up these ingredients at the grocery store to pair with your PA Merlot.
Pour a wine flight perfect for spring.
Serve your favorite cut of steak with Merlot.
Learn about White Merlot, a warm-weather friendly style.


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Open a bottle of Lemberger with your next Indian feast.
Convince the IPA lover in your house that this wine is for them.


Pennsylvania Wine School: What is a Chambourcin?
Pair this hybrid varietal with your next pizza night.
Take your home cooking to the next level with spring produce and local wines.