I am Now Podcasting – James Melendez/JamesTheWineGuy – Take a Listen

I have started to produce my podcast and you can find it now on Spotify and Stitcher and soon on Apple, TuneIn and IHeartRadio.

I started this podcast to talk more in depth about wine, food, travel, other beverages and lifestyle.  I had looked at the analytics of all my social medias and YouTube and I know that I have different followers/audience members per each media.  I also know like most people on YouTube know there is a limited view time–rarely do people watch through an entire video not just mine but any.  Most are in the 1-2 minute range on most videos.

I love video and will continue to produce videos and I know there is a limit of viewing time based on several reasons:

1) YouTube is constantly displaying suggestions

2) There is a lot of content to view and

3) Finding the video you are seeking is not always easy to locate hence quickly clicking to the next video in hopes of finding the right content

Also, the video medium is certainly a captivating media where people feel they need to watch and not just listen to content.

Hence podcasting has no viewing dependency or perceived dependencies.  Podcasting offers something written pieces don’t–the ability to hear the tone of the host.  Also, listening while you are doing house work is another way to consume or downloading a podcast when you are traveling.  The office is prime for podcast listening.  Many work environments are open environments hence the noise can be annoying–hearing your neighbours chomping and chewing and loud co-workers and constant calls add to a desire to escape.  Listening to music or even the news can get repetitive.  Podcasts now cover every subject matter possible and a great way to add to your working environment; which might make that dull, repetitive tasks a bit easier to complete.

I have begun listening to podcasts in November 2019–not that long ago.  According to some statistics there are between 750,000 to 900,000 podcasts that exist.  Even with a large number it is difficult to find a good podcast to listen to.  I can count on one hand good podcast producers: NY Times Book Review, BBC Intrigue Tunnel 29 (a short limited series podcast) and few others from BBC.

I did review wine podcasts to get a flavour of who is producing, content and to listen to their delivery.  I did find wine podcasts to be less-than-intriguing and either people gave up producing podcasts or the topical matter was way too specific or even came across as a commercial.  So I decided given what I have listened to that I would offer a point-of-difference view point and delivery.  I also want to be giving a good level of coverage of wine and everything associated with it.

I will, of course, be on every episode and I do plan on having guests.  So subscribe and take a listen.  And I’d love to hear your thoughts on podcast, subjects and any comments or questions you might have: james@jamesthewineguy.com

Thank you, Merci beaucoup, molte grazie,


James the Wine Guy

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

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About James Melendez

II love wine and business. I am obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, the sciences, organization management, and making things less complex I have been a former national wine marketing manager for a large off-premise food and wine retailer (280+ retail locations in 30 US States); the love for wine taught me the good practice of using the best methodologies to right side a business which unto itself is complex. Further complexity is wine. Wine simple to enjoy and yet profoundly complex because of many factors: Many grape varieties States of wine: sparkling, still and fortified wines Vintage Blends Regions/AVAs/DOCs etc. Many producer styles Many producers Limited supply Limited and often restricted distribution My experience is still a lot of intimidation with respect to wine. Wine means many things to many people; status, fear, success, ‘you’ve arrived’, enjoyment, good times, tradition and even ceremony. I have consulted with wine producers and association. I have spoken on Wine and Social Media, Wine and Video and The Business of Wine in conferences in the United States and Europe. Beer and spirits do have the same dynamics–there are many producers but compared to wine there is no other consumer product like it. I have been writing about since November 2006 on my site and I have over 2,890 wine videos on my YouTube channel talking about general wine subject matter as well as specific educational topics on wine and reviews. I have been a wine judge and have traveled to many wine countries in the new and old world. Wine has taken me to great places. Life is tough for most of us and it is nice to celebrate life with those near and even far. What wine is really about is sitting around a table with family and friends raising your wine glass and saying—to life! I love to write about travel, food, technology and business–please subscribe! Salute, *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2020, 2018, 2017, 2010 James P. Melendez – All Rights Reserved.
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