About Me – James Melendez, James the Wine Guy
I love wine, I am obsessed with the subject, the art, the history, the science. In wine there is something for everyone, and for everyone there is a wine to fit one’s palate. I believe wine is for the masses, not just a select few. Wine has been perceived to be for the upper castes but it is accessible to all and has always been meant for all.
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.
Wine is a complex subject because of some fundamental differences between naming convention between Europe and the new world. And wine is also complex for other reasons:
- There are many grape varietals
- States of wine: sparkling still and fortified wines
- Regions/AVAs/DOCs etc.
- Many producer styles
- There are many producers
- Limited supply
- Limited and often restricted distribution
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 2,450 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.
I have also worked as a professional senior manager of food and wine marketing at an off-premise wine retailer doing business in nearly 30 states in the US.
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!
A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010, 2017 James P. Melendez – All Rights Reserved. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social medias.
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