Category Archives: Cava

Three Cheers to Cava – An Invitation to Drink More – James Melendez

Cava producers are doing a fantastic job of creating bottles of gorgeous wines from their famed region using three characteristic wine grape: Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada in many wines. I thought it very important to highlight Cava because as I … Continue reading

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Top 50 Under Realised Wine Regions/Countries in the World – James Melendez

There are so many wine regions on the planet and many that are either rarely found at wine retailer or a restaurant wine list.  I wanted to create this wine list because there are so many wine countries that are … Continue reading

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Results of The First JamesTheWineGuy Sparkling Wine Survey – James Melendez

First, thank you to all of those people who participated.  I realised in my writing that it was important to do a survey on wine.  I want more of my writing to not just always be based on the anecdotal … Continue reading

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Champagne Wishes..Caviar Dreams…Wine Selections for New Years 2012

Yes that was a moniker for “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and this article will focus on Sparkling wines and Champagne and less so on caviar–though I do enjoy it and think it nicely paired with Champagne. But you … Continue reading

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Gramona Cava Brut Imperial Gran Reserva – 2006 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of Kaffir lime, delicate green apple, toasted almond, hint of dried herb and hibiscus. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Segura Vuidas Brut Rosé Cava – 2010 – 8.9 – James Melendez

Varietals 90% Trepat, 10% Garnacha Strawberry Confit, smoked almond, fennel and dash of sweet spices. Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Bodegas Raventos I Blanc Penedes Perfum di Vi Blanc 9.0 – James Melendez

Varietals: Macabeo – 50% Moscat – 50% Lean, dry and expressive; green citrus, Comice pear, hazelnut-pecan, and scent of sliced Kumquat and white floral notes. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. … Continue reading

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