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A Feeling about Wine …From Demystifying to Magifying Wine – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A Feeling about Wine
From Demystifying to Magifying Wine

There is a feeling I have about wine. There is something about wine that can only be described sometimes as a touch of poetry and prose. I am a proponent to demystify wine–and I heard Eric Asimov last summer and he suggested perhaps we should re-mystify wine. But I differ on that primarily because we have come so far in wine quality, distribution and a vast availability of producers, regions and varietals. It has been essential that wine snobbery be taken out of the wine enjoyment equation–because the snobbery has no merit.

Some my utilization of demystification I hope is straightforward–I believe in it so much that I have printed on my business cards. I do say that after understanding or being aware of baseline information that there should be no mysteries in wine or even that there are certain prescriptions that must be applied to all wines. Simply one wine from one region should not eclipse other wine regions as there are different climate patterns, clonal differences, microclimates. regional signatures, artistic inputs… while there may be favorited wine regions or those that appear to be prototypical comparing to another wine region is not just unfair it is not realistic.

ddAfter understanding baselines of wine–then the magic comes. The senses delight in wine unfolds and the appreciation of wine by flavour and scents are combinations of notes. Many well aged wine are fruits journey to wine– that the fruit is not the centre piece but an accent. There is a time and place when enjoying wine is a sudden and inexplicable experience that transports one to a magical moment and I think that is the love for wine–It is in the magic of wine that becomes individual stories and countless memories.




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