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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

Originally posted on James the Wine Guy:
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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Glen Grant Single Malt Speyside 15 Year Old Scotch Whisky – 95 Points – James Melendez

James Grant founded Glen Grant Distillery in 1840 in Rothes in Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland.  They produce 5 Single Malt Whiskeys: Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve (10 Year) Glen Grant Single Malt 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Glen … Continue reading

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