Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Web’s Final Frontier: Online Wine Sales? – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

The Wall Street Journal’s article “Web’s Final Frontier: Vintners Face Hurdles Governing Online Sales; Laws Vary by State, County”  A thought provoking title to begin with and a good citation for the wine and alcoholic beverage predicament we find ourselves … Continue reading

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Robert Parker Sells Majority Interest – Wine Advocate; No Rocket Science Here – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Robert M. Parker Jr. selling his interest in his Wine Advocate to an Asian based group of investors—seemed to be filled with intrigue, relief, expectation and also a “bigger” meaning behind this act.  It is as if this one act … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines of 2012 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Top 100 Wines of 2012 I noticed some top 100 2012 wine choices being published in October–still two more months to go before 2013.  Seems like a rush to publish or like retailers skipping ahead of the line to asort … Continue reading

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Are Cabernet Sauvignon Drinkers Actually Seeking Syrah? – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Are Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers actually seeking Syrah? A provocative question – right? I came to this question when I was talking with some wine drinkers who were disappointed with the Cabernet Sauvignons either tasted recently or over time.  I asked … Continue reading

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Derek Rohlffs and Bravium Wines – Wines from Passion – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

In my vocation I meet a lot of people; wine producers, fans and everyone in between.  And I am privileged to meet so many exceptionally talented and friendly winemakers.  This year (2012), I met Derek Rohlffs founder and proprietor of … Continue reading

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Australian Wines in the US – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I attend every year dozens of wine events– I, of course, live in the West Coast capital for wine–San Francisco.  I saw many events from major to smaller wine regions pay a visit to the City by the Bay; many … Continue reading

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More Comments on my 10-Point Wine Scale – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I recently saw someone turn one of my reviews based on my 10-Point scale and moved the point to the right–hence going to a 100-Point scale.  I am fine totally fine with that and I understand why this was done. … Continue reading

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