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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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Wines of Chile Grand Tasting 2010 San Francisco – James Melendez

Wines of Chile 2010 San Francisco was a wonderful showcase of Chilean wines.  Great artistry and quality.  Carménère was king and was the focus as it should have been.  I am in the process of writing up each of these … Continue reading

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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting – 2010 – James Melendez

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was a very difficult event to experience as there was not a well organized winery list of wines.  Only a small newsprint guide was given–a very hard way to record wines tasted.  Also, the … Continue reading

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Wines of Portugal 2010 Tasting San Francisco James Melendez

Here are my scores of the followings wines I tasted at the Wine of Portugal 2010 tasting in San Francisco, April 5, 2010.  The wines of Portugal continue to stun the senses with refined wines that deserve much more visibility.  … Continue reading

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Zinfandel Advocates and Producers 2010 San Francisco – James Melendez

This is a complete roster of the wines I reviewed at ZAP’s 2010 Grand Tasting in San Francisco; I have a blog entry for each wine listed below: St. Amant Marian’s Vineyard Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel – 2008 – 9.1 … Continue reading

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