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Evolution of Wine Blogging to a More Inclusive All Wine Media Front – James Melendez

I have thought for sometime that the standard wine blog is due for evolution. The Wine Bloggers Conference is an event that I attend yearly (thought this year I may not be attending due to the logistics of getting there) … Continue reading

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Water, the Almond and Wine: What Are the Numbers – James Melendez

In California’s seemingly non-ending drought the Almond has been magnified as a culprit and chief consumer of California’s dwindling water supply.  I am not sure where the beat up on the Almond began?  Was it Mark Bittman’s piece in the … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir, the Grape Escape – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Pinot Noir is a fascinating grape on many levels.  It is a grape of great legacy and length of cultivation.  The Roman’s called Pinot Noir Helvancia Minor… imagine saying “yes, I’ll have a glass of Hevancia Minor please.”  Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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Trending in Wine – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I have been thinking about trending in wine… and not just in the Twitter way.  I have been to many a meeting or discussion and the topic of what wine is trending is often talked about. Many of the people … Continue reading

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#WBC11 Charlottesville, Virginia – A Juxtaposition of the Wine Experience – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wine Bloggers Conference took place this past July 22 through July 24 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  This was the fourth gathering and the first not on the West Coast.  This was an important step to acknowledge the wines in the other … Continue reading

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A Comment: “5 Ways to improve California Wine” – Jon Bonne – Article –

I read Jon Bonne’s article “5 Ways to improve California Wine” and was thinking it was going to be more technical wish list. Number one of five was “Take white wine seriously” It seemed to be just a statement about taking … Continue reading

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Winter is for Wine Exploration; Beyond Beaujolais Nouveau – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Winter is for wine; actually wine is for the four seasons.  But in winter, wine is more captivating and thrilling.  It enhances the meals and the moments and is camera for the memories and wondrous times with family and friends. … Continue reading

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