Category Archives: Champagne

This Week in Wine February 17, 2019 – James Melendez

January is a great month–slower than the remainder of the year.  I know that it is when I need to get my online learnings done, read all that I want to read because there will be no time for anything … Continue reading

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January 2019 Wine Reviews – James Melendez

It is only January and yet wine tasting for this month is filled with white and reds from Washington, California, German, Turkey and France.  So far in the beginning of the year is slow and I hope it will continue … Continue reading

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Thoughts Champagne/Sparkling Wine Glass – James Melendez

Of all wine glasses for either variety, region or style there is no more passion about design than that for sparkling wine.  Most people that I talk to about stemware for their preferences (not in the wine trade or media) … 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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Many are Still Flummoxed by Chardonnay – James Melendez

Chardonnay is not like yesteryear’s Rosé.  In year’s past at either trade or consumer tasting Rosé was often passed up by fellow attendees.  Today I feel Chardonnay is in the same circumstance.   Chardonnay is the second most planted white wine next to Airén … Continue reading

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Kaizen and Champagne – James Melendez

Kaizen loosely transliterated means ‘improvement’ or the literal transliteration is ‘change for better’ from the Japanese. I have been in the business world for quite some time and have found a fondness for Kaizen…. Who has ever said Kaizen and … Continue reading

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Reims – A Gateway to Champagne – James Melendez

Reims looms large in my mind.  I have always been a fan of history and in awe of the historical record.  Reims for me is important in terms of French history and for the history of Champagne.  My pulse quicken … Continue reading

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