Category Archives: France

Smaller Beaujolais Producers – In Time for Thanksgiving and Beyond – James Melendez

Don’t think of Beaujolais as only for Thanksgiving.  Wondrous for Thanksgiving but fantastic year long.  I love Beaujolais white wines – I rarely taste and glad to experience. On a visit to Paris last Fall I had the privilege of … Continue reading

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Locations F Rosé and Corse Wines – James Melendez

I had the opportunity to taste two more Locations wines – F Rosé 5 and Corse White Wine (Corsica) Vermentino.  I rarely get to taste any wines from Corsica–so I am always thrilled to taste anything from this Mediterranean island.  Below … Continue reading

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My Fourth Quarter France Food Adventure – A Renewed Love for French Food – James Melendez

I always look longingly to go back to France.  I was in France for the Champagne Harvest tour in September.  I miss France and the food never disappoints.  I am both excited by the farmers markets which always encompass beautiful … 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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Côtes du Roussillon – Wines of Distinction, Easily Accessible – James Melendez

Wines of Côtes du Roussillon is about wines for a focused tasting and a clear journey.  Côtes du Roussillon is not thought of as appellation but rather as the name sake of the gigantic region often and only mentioned as … Continue reading

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Domaine de la Collone Saint Jean Gigonda Vacqueyas – 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: Grenache – 75% Syrah – 25% Elegant and well structured; cassis-cranberry compote, Marjoram, sweet pepper and toffee. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © … Continue reading

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Chateau Saint-Thibeaud Saint-Foy Bordeaux Rouge – 2005 – 8.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wine that begins with a promise and ends with a bust; starting with bright and bold Boysenberry notes fades rapidly into the un-memorable. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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