Category Archives: Top 100 Wines

Top 100 Wines of 2021

This is my 11th annual edition of the Top 100 wines. And this is my most anticipated and most highly viewed article that I write each and every years hands down. I am surprised as I have many more thoughtful … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines of 2020 – James Melendez

Yes, 2020 was a year that we will always be remembered or a year we will always want to forget!  I also try to capture as many wines before publishing my top 100 – some wine reviewers publish in October—not … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines of 2019 – James Melendez

Here is another annual listing of the top 100 wines tasted this year.  Another lovely tasting year of wine.  This is the last of the decade and I enjoy getting to make this yearly pick of the Top 100.  Every … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines of 2018 – James Melendez

The great race to name the top 100 wines is like Christmas/winter holiday retailers putting out their assortments earlier year over year.  So too is James Suckling on November 5, 2018 and Wine Spectator November 19, 2018.  Next year I … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines of 2017 – James Melendez

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Easily the most difficult article I write each year and I am glad it is difficult.  While some might say finding the top 100 wines easy I would differ simply because there are so many stellar wines. How to pick? … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines for 2016 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

As in my top 100 yearly wines it is never easy–always a hard thing to do but also a highlight of stunningly gorgeous wines.  I complete a yearly top 100 because I taste several thousands per year and not all … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines for 2015 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

In the past half decade of have probably had the best opportunity to taste wines from regions near and far.  Being a wine drinker is to expect diversity but that diversity has to some degree always been present–however–today we live … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines of 2013 – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

This was another great wine year.  I have said in many past videos that we “live in the best of wine times” which can be thought of in terms of quality, artistry and availability.  My top 100 I hope is … Continue reading

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Top 100 Wines of 2012 – James Melendez

Top 100 Wines of 2012 I noticed some top 100 2012 wine choices being published in October–still two more months to go before 2013.  Seems like a rush to publish or like retailers skipping ahead of the line to asort … Continue reading

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2011 Top 100 Wines – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

Here is my 2011 Top 100 wine list and as I have in my past top list the number 1 to 100 do not signfy that wine number 1 is not the highest ranking wine—rather this list is an alpha … Continue reading

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