Wine Country Tasting Wish List Revised 2013 – James Melendez

I am essentially and fundamentally an explorer.  I want to taste and have a wide breadth of experience–after all it does betray the intellect to not have a full spectrum of experience?

I wrote Wine Country Tasting Wish List  because there are so many wine regions that I have not tasted wines from.

I did have some wine worlds where I had not tasted from in a while like Peru—even New Zealand.   What I am finding more often is that more wine regions once north of impossible to find now increasing available (slowly of course).

We do live in the best of times… rather the best of times for wine and also the entire beverage arts.  We have never had a period like this where quality is a top of mind thought for both consumer and producer.  More wines are traveling the planet—that is a great thing.  I feel privileged to taste the land of Italy at a given day or to find a wine from Lebanon, Bulgaria, Croatia, Uruguay to name a few with greater ease.  Also, no other time in history we are much more variety conscious—no longer just accepting a place but wanting to know what makes up the wine we are tasting.

Hence, here are a list of wine regions that I am looking for –let me know if you have any tips (beyond traveling there)—a revision from my previous article:

Landmark List

  • Turkey
  • Ontario
  • Armenia
  • Algeria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Luxembourg
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malta
  • Tunisia
  • Egypt
  • Moldova
  • Peru
  • Finger Lakes
  • Slovakia
  • Serbia
  • China
  • Russian
  • Jordan
  • Bulgaria
  • Ukraine

Need to Taste More:

  • Puglia
  • Sicily
  • South Africa
  • Canary Islands (Islas Canarias)
  • Uruguay
  • Mexico
  • Lebanon
  • Macedonia
  • Morocco
  • Israel
  • Republic of Georgia
  • Romania
  • Montenegro
  • Oregon
  • Washington State
  • Okanagan
  • New Zealand



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About James Melendez

II love wine and business. I am obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, the sciences, organization management, and making things less complex I have been a former national wine marketing manager for a large off-premise food and wine retailer (280+ retail locations in 30 US States); the love for wine taught me the good practice of using the best methodologies to right side a business which unto itself is complex. Further complexity is wine. Wine simple to enjoy and yet profoundly complex because of many factors: Many grape varieties States of wine: sparkling, still and fortified wines Vintage Blends Regions/AVAs/DOCs etc. Many producer styles Many producers Limited supply Limited and often restricted distribution My experience is still a lot of intimidation with respect to wine. Wine means many things to many people; status, fear, success, ‘you’ve arrived’, enjoyment, good times, tradition and even ceremony. I have consulted with wine producers and association. I have spoken on Wine and Social Media, Wine and Video and The Business of Wine in conferences in the United States and Europe. Beer and spirits do have the same dynamics–there are many producers but compared to wine there is no other consumer product like it. I have been writing about since November 2006 on my site and I have over 2,890 wine videos on my YouTube channel talking about general wine subject matter as well as specific educational topics on wine and reviews. I have been a wine judge and have traveled to many wine countries in the new and old world. Wine has taken me to great places. Life is tough for most of us and it is nice to celebrate life with those near and even far. What wine is really about is sitting around a table with family and friends raising your wine glass and saying—to life! I love to write about travel, food, technology and business–please subscribe! Salute, *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine © 2020, 2018, 2017, 2010 James P. Melendez – All Rights Reserved.
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