#BBM Better Bottle Monday – Not a New Meaning; A New Application – James Melendez

Monday’s are days to either look at as an opportunity day for wine.  I often hear people talk about wine as being a Monday or Tuesday wine as very separate wine from Saturday. I also created a video to mark this day on my YouTube channel.

I don’t want an uninteresting wine just because it is a Monday–punishing me with Monday on top of a “Monday” wine.  Mondays are opportunities to lay the foundation for a great week ahead.  Celebrate that you made it through a tough Monday or delight in goodness in the glass even on a Monday.

My intention was not to say open that special vintage bottle of Champagne on Monday but open something that you might not normally open up.  Perhaps for you it might be a bottle of bubbly, a Barolo or something simple and delightful as an Alsace Pinot Blanc.


Now I am using #BBM is to highlight a particular wine and region versus just open something up.  It is both an alert and reminder as well as consider this wine and variety.

This week I featured: Michael Shaps Monticello Petit Manseng and saying “how about a Petit Manseng from Virginia”

Last week I highlighted Austrian Reds and pictured is Muhr-van der Niepoort Samt & Seide Blaufränkisch

It is important for to give a better meaning to #BBM and what better way than to give ideas for trying new wines and that I am sharing via many social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

So far there seems to be a very positive response.  Maybe this will spur more people to give reminders and callouts for specific wines, regions and varieties.

Stay tuned for more!




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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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