Category Archives: Sicily

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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Donnafugata’s Wondrous Estates and Wines – A Treasured Journey – James Melendez

I was privileged to visit three Donnafugata sites in Sicily last year (2017).  I have been a fan of their beautiful expression of Sicilian wines.  The book The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa is an inspirational source for the names … Continue reading

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A Love for Sicilia – Sicilia en Primeur – Part II – James Melendez

My experience in Sicilia was extensive in a very short trip. Did I see each region and each producer? No. But I got to this mythical yet very real land and saw a lot in a short period.  When I … Continue reading

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A Love for Sicilia – Wine, Food, People and The Land – Part I – Palermo

I had the privilege of stepping onto the beautiful island of Sicilia this past April (2017). I have been fortunate to have been through almost all of Italia: North to South, East to West.  I have been to all larger … Continue reading

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Cusumano Sicily Sagana – 2007 – 9.2 – James Melendez

This wine is completely and nothing but Nero de Avola.  If you thought Nero de Avola was a wine to have only with pizza or pasta then you might be mistaken.  This is a Sicilian steak wine; completely dark and … Continue reading

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Tasca d’Almerita Sicily Cabernet Sauvignon – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

This wine is focused on notes perfectly ripened blackberry, fresh mid-summer herbs, suede, smoke and mushroom. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © 2010 James Meléndez / Jaime … Continue reading

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