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

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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…

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This Week in Wine February 10, 2019 – James Melendez

“I just can’t stop the rain” Tina Turn sang multiple of decades ago.  And this is the week that the rain is a bit much for me.  For several winters in San Francisco there was not a drop of rain … Continue reading

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My Wine Review Wish List 2019 – James Melende

Each year, I start out with nearly a blank slate but I do have some wines left over on my tasting table from the previous year.  But I do attempt EVERY single year to taste wines from all wine regions … Continue reading

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The Retail Problem: Monoculture, Customer Experience and Complexity

Originally posted on James Melendez – All About Business:
Sears is the latest problem that shines the light on the state of US retailing.  There are so many other retailer equally endangered as well.  But the problems that exist today…

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My Wine Tasting Wish List 2018 – James Melendez

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In the past few years I have been writing about wines on my wish list for this year. Each year, I start out with nearly a blank slate but I do have some…

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Rare Wine Varieties: Taste Them – James Melendez

When one thinks of rare varieties there might be an automatic assumption: “They are rare for a reason” Or rare varieties are assigned to the un-alluring “Esoteric” category. But the history of wine grapes is complex and a story we … Continue reading

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

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Sicila – A Drawing I Created Simply Because I couldn’t find a Map that was Showing All of the Wine Regions I had the privilege of stepping onto the beautiful island of Sicilia…

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