My 2014 Landmark List and NTM (Need to Taste More List) – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

In my videos, I have talked about this year (2014) as another year of diversity in my tasting.  I continue to challenge myself to have as full spectrum of wine videos from as many wine regions as possible.

I know many specialist of wine reviewers and writers and some have a very specific scope of region: California, Northern California, Bordeaux, Rioja and so fourth.  I have always believed, at least, for myself that it would betray my intellect to not taste wines from the furthest reaches.  My home base is San Francisco and whether I was based here or not I would continue to have California wines as another region to review wines.

I published a list that I call my Landmark List (2-March-2013) and here is the article:

I noted the following as wine countries that I have not tasted:

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

I can now remove Jordan, Peru, Moldova, Finger Lakes, Ontario, Turkey.  You will see the one’s I removed from Landmark list have now moved to the Need to Taste More (NTM) List.


I have included below my  Need to Taste More (NTM) list.

Need to Taste More (NTM) List:

  • Puglia
  • Sicily
  • Valle d’Aosta
  • South Africa
  • Canary Islands (Islas Canarias)
  • Uruguay
  • Mexico
  • Lebanon
  • Macedonia
  • Morocco
  • Israel
  • Republic of Georgia
  • Romania
  • Montenegro
  • Oregon
  • Washington State
  • Australia
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • New Zealand
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Chile

And I will probably continue to add to my NTM (Need to Taste More) List.

Keep a look out on my YouTube channel and subscribe to keep up with latest reviews and general wine videos.

Please drop me a line if you know where I could obtain wines from either list (Landmark or NTM). –

Thank you and a great year to you!

James Melendez

Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world.

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