11 reports

2011 Bordeaux Futures Special Report


JJ Buckley did it again this year for En Primeurs in Bordeaux. We sent 14 of our wine specialists and wine buyers to see firsthand what this vintage is all about. The week was whirlwind which resulted in hundreds of tasting notes, in-depth interviews with owners and wine makers of the most prestigious Chateaus, and a deep understanding of the vintage. Download our comprehensive report for a first look into what to expect from the wines of 2011.

2006 Brunello Vintage Special Report


2006 is shaping up to be a stellar vintage for Brunello di Montalcino. In JJ Buckley's latest special report, we explore the history, customs, and controversies of the region along with tasting notes for new releases and a guide to the styles of Brunello. Originally published March 2011, new notes and observations were added from our visit to Vinitaly.

2011 Bordeaux Vintage Update


Each January, the Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux, the region's trade organization, conducts a nationwide tour promoting the most recent vintage. JJ Buckley is on the scene in Los Angeles to taste the newly released wines. This report has the staff's top ten selections, tasting notes for all the wines and articles on the current market, the quality of the vintage and more.

The Burgundy Report: 2009 & 2010 Vintages


JJ Buckley's inaugural Burgundy report is out! We sent Wine Educator Chuck Hayward and Burgundy Buyer Christopher Massie to conduct a deep dive of the region, including visits and tastings with winemakers and negociants, as well as sampling the local dining scene. The result: an expansive overview of Burgundy past and present, an analysis of recent vintages, and our predictions for the future. Download our first comprehensive report on the region for detailed winery profiles and tasting notes, the latest dining recommendations, and more. Now available online.

2011 Champagne Report


JJ Buckley's Champagne Report is out in time for bubbly season... and beyond! The 2011 edition expands on last year's report with new articles, more wine reviews, overviews of additional domaines and the occasional point of opposition.

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