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by Fred McMillin
How Good Are Those Australian Merlots?
"I see a lot of Australian Merlots at low prices. How good are they?"
To find out, we paired nine Australian Merlots under $16 with California bottles of the same vintage and price. Edgar Vogt wrapped the bottles for the blind tasting, and here is the winner of each pair. The highest-rated winner is listed last. That is, the further you read, the better the wine.
THE WINNING MERLOTS
About the Writer
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at either San Francisco State University or San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
This page created August 2002