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Wine Ratings: What Do They Mean and How Do I Use Them?

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

In Part 1 of my two-part series, “Wine Ratings: What's the Point and Should You Pay Attention?”, I explained why rating systems were created, how various types of publications approach tastings differently, and why reviewers don’t always agree with each other. In Part 2, we’ll take a look at the 100-point scoring system and how to evaluate wine ratings in the context of your own palate and wine preferences.

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Wine Ratings: What's the Point and Should You Pay Attention?

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Whether you call them ratings, scores, or points, wine "grading" isn't going away any time soon. But you can, and should, use the information to your benefit. In Part 1 of my two-part series, I'll explain why rating systems were created, how various types of publications approach tastings differently and why reviewers don’t always agree with each other.

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How to Pair Wine with Your Favorite Grilled Foods

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Robust red wines, such as Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah have long been the default choice when it comes to pairing wine with summer grilling. But times have changed and we’re grilling a lot more than dogs, burgers and steaks these days. And, even when it comes to big reds, there are a lot of new regions and varieties in play now. In this wine pairing guide, I’ll give you some general principles for matching wine with grilled food, followed by a variety of wine recommendations for the different types of food you’re likely to throw on your gas or charcoal grill.

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St. Emilion Shows Its Class at JJ Buckley's Annual Bordeaux Fete

by Chuck Hayward

For the past six years, JJ Buckley has sponsored a "Fall Into Bordeaux" evening where our clients and friends get the opportunity to sample an array of wines from Bordeaux - undeniably our best selling wine category. In the past, our events have focused on a particular vintage or a selection of our best values. This year, we returned to the theme of one of our most popular tastings as the Association de Grands Crus Classes de Saint-Emilion presented their latest releases.

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2010 Brunellos Make Their Case

by Chuck Hayward

The Brunello di Montalcino district made some compelling wines in 2010. Our latest post looks at the current market for these releases, and offers our perspective on them now that they have arrived in the States.

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