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Provencal Eggplant Stew + Decoy Merlot for #MerlotMe

 #WinePairingWeekend writers have celebrated #MerlotMe every October for the last seven years, reports Jeff Burrows of Food Wine Click.  Here are my past posts:

2021  Boterra and Creamy Lasagne Soup

2020  MerlotMe and No Noodle Lasagne

This year I received a delicious bottle of Decoy Merlot to taste. It is a fantastic Merlot.  I went to wine.com to look up their tasting notes and this is what they said:  From its plush, refined tannins to its rustic undertones, this alluring Merlot offers juicy layers of black cherry, raspberry, and plum. On the palate, the flavors are pure and polished, with a mouth-coating texture that carries the wine to a luxurious, fruit-filled finish. 

We served it with a French eggplant stew and boy, those two together were fabulous.  The Merlot is delicious with vegetarian dishes and chicken.  We added roast chicken to our dish and the wine just made the entire dish so delectable.  We will do this again, especially in the fall.

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  1. This sounds delicious. Unfortunately, I am the only eggplant lover left in my household right now. Maybe I will make this when the boys come home for the holidays.

  2. What a delicious-sounding dish! I love the idea of pairing eggplant with Merlot! I can't wait to try this recipe!


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