Monthly Archives: June 2016

James the Wine Guy Surpasses Jancis Robinson on YouTube – James Melendez

This is my first wine video: Murphy-Goode contest “A Really Goode Job” in 2009; this shows as my number 3 video in YouTube; I thought I better upload this video as it will disappear from the Murphy-Goode site  As of … Continue reading

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Evolution of Wine Blogging to a More Inclusive All Wine Media Front – James Melendez

I have thought for sometime that the standard wine blog is due for evolution. The Wine Bloggers Conference is an event that I attend yearly (thought this year I may not be attending due to the logistics of getting there) … Continue reading

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There are Simply Too Many Wine ‘Days’ – James Melendez

There are simply too many wine days–the wine days I speak of days marking Tempranillo, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel etc.  I am pro wine and for wine promotion.  I am for all of the organising bodies who have developed each … Continue reading

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Challenge Your Wine Merchant – James Melendez

Often wine merchants want to carry wines that sell.  I think many but no all are receptive to hear what their customers wants–some even paternalistic.  The paternalism is that “father knows best” but there is a relationship of wine merchant … Continue reading

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Taste Hungary – A Great Destination for Excellence in Hungarian Food & Wine in Budapest – James Melendez

  I was recently in Budapest. I used Vienna as my base—I didn’t want to tote around my super heavy luggage piece. But I decided to spend the day in Budapest—I should have left much earlier and left later. I … Continue reading

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Carneros Pinot Revisited and Re-appreciated – James Melendez

  Carneros is a magical AVA that straddles both Napa and Sonoma Counties. Many of my earliest memories of visiting Napa Valley was going through Carneros. Carneros is a gateway to Napa Valley for many visitors—especially those coming from San … Continue reading

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