Normally I wouldn't post an advertising video on my blog -- well, I would as advertising, but not as an unpaid blog post.
But this Gundlach Bundschu video personifying Merlot is worth seeing. It captures the evolution of Merlot from big bro Cabernet Sauvignon's girl-magnet wingman ... spoiler alert! Sorry. Anyway, pay attention to the small parts played by Cab Franc and Malbec, which are spot on and hilarious, particularly at the end. You go, Merlot!
Gundlach Bundschu, California's second-oldest winery, celebrated its 154th anniversary yesterday. It's still family-owned by the Bundschus (there hasn't been a key Gundlach since founder Jacob Gundlach died in 1894) and clearly they're still having fun. Best wishes for the next 154.