About: James The Wine Guy – James Melendez

I love wine, I am obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, and the science.  In wine there is something for everyone, and for everyone there is a wine to fit one’s palette.

I believe wine is for the masses, not just a select few.  Wine has been perceived to be for the upper castes but it is accessible to all.

My experience is that there is some intimidation with wine; I wonder where this comes from?  Is it that there are persistent stereotypes about wine?  Wine means many things to many people; status, fear, success, ‘you’ve arrived’, enjoyment, good times, tradition and even ceremony.

I think wine is a complex subject because of some fundamental differences between naming convention between Europe and the new world.  But wine is complex for other reasons; there are many grape varietals that end up producing wines that are different from the next; and then there are the sparkling and dessert wine catgories.  Many beverages have complexity in the product but we do not over think in the enjoyment.  Think about beer, gin, vodka, sake; these are complex beverages as well.  But most will enjoy these beverages and without intimidation; that is how wine should be enjoyed.

I adore wines from everywhere on the planet almost all varieties, blends, styles and traditions.

Wine is about evocation and a desire to draw those in that are closest to us to enjoy good times. Life is tough for most of us and it is nice to celebrate life with those near and even far.  Wine is what brings us together.  It seals the deal; it signifies success and more than that it bounds us together and brings enjoyment in the process.



James Melendez

James the Wine Guy



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About James Melendez

I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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