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

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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