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: https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/wine-country-tasting-wish-list-revised-2013-james-melendez-james-the-wine-guy/

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.

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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). – james@jamesthewineguy.com

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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About James Melendez

I have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 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 and most major social medias.
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