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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 – 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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Troon Whole Grape Fermented Riesling 2016 93 Points – James Melendez

Full name: Troon Whole Grape Fermented Applegate Valley Riesling A delightful orange wine and I love it is Riesling as an orange wine versus Pinot Gris.  A wine that is fully appreciable, fun and a very reasonable price point – $20 … Continue reading

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Bila Haut Pays d’Oc Rosé – 2016 – 90 Points – James Melendez

Scent: Mountain strawberry, early season cherry, hint of fennel, moist stones and flowers Palate: fresh strawberry, oyster shell, red tea and hint of white pepper. **** Santé, James James the Wine Guy Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all … Continue reading

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Why No Large Wine Shows in US? – James Melendez

It is a surprise there are no major wine shows like Prowein, Vinitaly, or Vinexpo in the United States.  I know there has been an effort to have a Vinexpo and finally in March 2018 it will return to a … Continue reading

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Natural Wines…Why Controversial for Some?

I have wondered why natural wines have, at least, in my view a vocal minority of opposition.   I was at a conference last year and a fellow participant said to me “Natural wines are B*(#*@!” I asked what he meant … Continue reading

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