Category Archives: Sparkling

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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J Vineyards and Winery – A Must Visit Destination for Exceptional Wines and Food in Russian River Valley – James Melendez

J Vineyards and Winery is the one of the few places where you can have a sparkling wine tasting and sit down and experience a seasonally adjusted food and wine pairing.   I have seen J grow in their artistry … Continue reading

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Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux – 2010 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 70% Chardonnay 20% Chenin Blanc and 10% Mauzac.   ¡Salud!   http://www.jamesthewineguy.com   ***     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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Champagne Wishes..Caviar Dreams…Wine Selections for New Years 2012

Yes that was a moniker for “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and this article will focus on Sparkling wines and Champagne and less so on caviar–though I do enjoy it and think it nicely paired with Champagne. But you … Continue reading

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A Mumm Napa Visit – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Mumm Napa is such a wonderful winery to visit and the only sparkling winery on Silverado Trail.  One of my favourite things about this winery is the view—I always like to sit outside to enjoy an amazing panorama and the … Continue reading

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Rack And Riddle Blanc de Noir – NV – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals: –       92% Pinot Noir –       8% Chardonnay Notes of fresh strawberry, currant, just baked biscuit, pine nut and essence of rose. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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Rack And Riddle Rosé – NV -9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Lively and fresh and yet confident; this wine exhibits notes of red and golden raspberry, flaky biscuit and raw pine nut. *** ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of … Continue reading

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