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James the Wine Guy Interview Series – Michel Friou, Winemaker of Almaviva

It was a pleasure to interview Michel Friou, winemaker of Almaviva in San Francisco on his visit in June 2016.  He has a rich experience beginning with completion of education at Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpellier in France.  He has … Continue reading

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James the Wine Guy Interview Series: Blue Danube Wine Co. – A Portfolio of Distinctive Wines from Central and Eastern Europe

It is important to highlight the many people in the background in the wine world who are often overlooked. Importing is an art and science and a fundamental belief in wine and the product selected to distribute. It is not … Continue reading

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Bravium Winemaker Derek Rohlffs Interview – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Note: interview questions below are a larger more extensive interview to supplement the video interview. *** 1.  What was the moment that you unequivocally decided to become a winemaker?  Was it tasting a specific wine? And / Or Visiting a … Continue reading

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James the Wine Guy Interviews wine journalist and writer Christian G.E. Schiller

(Photo: me and Christian G.E. Schiller – Schiller-Wine journalist and writer) *** This is my first interview and what a wonderful person to interview.  Through the goodness of social media we met online and also in person at Pinot Days … Continue reading

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