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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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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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Please Take Sparkling Wine Survey 2017

I have designed this survey to capture some thoughts on sparkling wine.  I have always wanted to design this survey for this specific topic.  I thought it would be great to get a feel for some perspectives on sparkling wine. … Continue reading

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Not Omnichannel…. Look to Optichannel for 7 Points of Customer Satisfaction – James Melendez

(c) James Melendez 2017 Omnichannel just means offerings on all commerce channel offerings–it doesn’t mean they play or work well together.  Wait didn’t we say this in 1999?  Why are these feelings still evident in 2017?  That is because many brands … Continue reading

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Review: A Perfect Score – Craig & Kathryn Hall & Hall Craig’s Red Wine 2014 93 Points – James Melendez

I love books.  I love the physical books and I don’t tire of them.  I do have a vast collection of books in the cloud and I appreciate the non-virtual kinds very much in my library.   I am even … Continue reading

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