Category Archives: Wine Events

And they are off….The Wine Tasting Season Begins Again in San Francisco – James Melendez

San Francisco is the west coast  capital of wine tasting–the other coastal partner is New York. In 2014, I attended fewer wine events than each previous year–the primary reason was my agenda just keeps getting busier and I have to … Continue reading

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Wine Events – A Few Success Points – James Melendez

I attend many wine events every year. I always enjoy tasting the latest vintages, new labels, wines that I have not tasted and wine regions that don’t have a wine distribution path.  And as I always attend I wonder how do … Continue reading

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Rhone Rangers 2011 Grand Tasting: A Love for Rhone – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I enjoy each Rhone Rangers and especial this years grand tasting.  Each tasting I plan on tasting everything—I start as soon as the event is opened and stay to the very close.    I could not taste everything but I … Continue reading

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ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) 2011 Grand Tasting Scores – James Melendez

Each yearly visit to ZAP is a reminder that wine tasting season has begun in the bay area.  Ft. Mason plays host to the yearly event—this year celebrating 20 years and is the only wine event to use both the … Continue reading

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Winery Visit: Imagery Estate – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Always enjoy my visits to Imagery Estate.  A beautiful Sonoma Valley location and sister winery to Benziger winery.   This winery situated in Glen Ellen is also proximate to Arrowood.  Imagery Estate for their art work focus both in the art … Continue reading

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Family Winemakers of California Grand Tasting 2010 – James Melendez

Each year I anticipate each grand tasting of the Family Winemakers of California for many reasons; I love the discovery of new wineries and to be able to enjoy all varietals.  This year I was only able to attend the … Continue reading

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Wine Wednesday Virtual Tasting: #WineWednesdayTasting – May 19, 2010 -James Melendez

Wine Wednesday is a virtual tasting to be held this coming Wednesday, May 19, 2010 on Twitter.  This event is to bring all wine interested people together on #WineWednesday to enjoy a virtual tasting—this can be a virtual tasting coupled … Continue reading

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Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting San Francisco – March 28 2010 – James Melendez

Another fantastic Grand Tasting at Rhone Rangers 2010 in San Francisco.  The US Rhone varietals have been not just improving vintage over vintage but definitive styles are created, developed and honed in on.  This years tasting was not as crowded … Continue reading

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Celebrate South Africa 2010 Tasting – San Francisco – James Melendez

Celebrate South African 2010 in San Francisco’s SoMA district in an event space was a nice breakaway from Ft. Mason.  This tasting and assembly of South African wines show not just maturity of the industry but bold and dynamic wines … Continue reading

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Rosé Avengers and Producers Sixth Annual PinkOut – May 11, 2010 – James Melendez

Rosés are wines that are either forgotten or passed on at a tasting where there are white and reds–the in betweenness is either a challenge point or something that is ignored.   If you like sparkling Rosé why not try … Continue reading

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