This Week in Wine March 3, 2019 – James Melendez

This week in wine for me was an always anticipated annual event Tre Bicchieri I know each producer can only highlight so many bottles–rare to see any more than 3 wines per producer (the winning plus two more).

It is the only time I can expect from top to bottom and left and right of Italian wines in one place.  I may taste from a fewer wines but a representative tasting of the entire nation of Italy.

I found a lot of exciting wines. And some that I have tasted recently, others I have never tasted and still another set I haven’t tasted in a while.

I very much enjoy Elena Walch’s Beyond the Clouds Alto Adige/Südtirol Chardonnay 2016 – It has been almost a decade since I tasted this producer wine.  Pleasantly lingering and a definitive  Südtirol Chardonnay.  I love tasting varieties that I rarely get to taste: Gaglioppo, Ruché, Sagrantino, Pallagrello Bianco, Nuragus, Nero di Troia, Moscato di Chambave, and Semidano to name a few.  Also great to find wines from regions that are not plentiful in my market place: Molise, Valle d’Aosta, and Calabria.

A very lovely tasting that I appreciate makes it regular to San Francisco.  I didn’t get to taste Schioppettino or Tazzelenghe wines which I was hoping to find it being poured but it weren’t–hopefully I’ll taste at some point this year.  I like that focus tasting because I was able to taste almost all producers.  Che fantastica esperienza!





























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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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