Category Archives: Italian Wine

Southern Italian Wines in Lock Step of Continuous Discovery – James Melendez

I love southern Italian wines–they are just as varied and complex and beautiful as anything in Northern Italy.  Italy is a country that has a marvelous history and where each region is distinct and memorable–food, wine, history and art. I … Continue reading

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Locations I and P 4 Wines – James Melendez

I recently tasted these two locations wines: Locations I Wine 4 NV  This is a composition of Negroamaro, Nero d’Avola and Barbera from Italy. Scent characteristics: blackberry, cassis, leather, fruit orchard during autumn, and dates. Flavor characteristics: Black cherry, earth, red pepper, … Continue reading

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Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco – 9.2 (92/100 Pts) – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

A gorgeous sparkling wine;  definitiveness in structure – notes of d’Anjou pear, blood orange citrus zest, green fig, sesame, hint of fennel and pine nut ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. … Continue reading

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Interview with Ole Udsen – Southern Wine Italian Expert – James Melendez

James the Wine Guy Notes: I very much enjoyed meeting Ole Udsen–I met Ole at the Masseria Altemura for the inaugural opening- October 2012.  I am delighted to know someone who not only is expert and extremely articulate about wine … Continue reading

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