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Should You Explore More than One Shade of Rosé This Summer?

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Rosé wines typically get the most attention during the summer. They’re perfect for chilling slightly, offering you something refreshing to drink on warm days or nights. And, you don’t have to (nor should you) stick to a single shade. By getting adventurous and expanding your palate, you’ll open yourself up to a whole new world of pairing options that can help you take your summer gatherings from good to incredible.

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The 9 Styles of Wine and Their Main Characteristics

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

When you’re shopping for a good bottle of wine, the choices can be overwhelming. But luckily, completing your collection is easy once you understand the nine main types of wine. Once we walk you through your wine discovery journey, you'll know what your collection is missing, and you'll learn how to pair them like a sommelier

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How to Pair Wine and Blue Cheese

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Creating wine and cheese pairings is a nuanced art that requires an in-depth understanding of complementary flavors. It’s challenging, but a good pairing is well worth the effort. ‌When it comes to blue cheese, finding a suitable wine can be a touch more difficult. This pungent cheese features strong flavors that can clash severely with many wines. While you can always use classic go-tos like intense reds or sweet dessert wines, they’re not the only options you have. In this article, you’ll learn some of the best wine and cheese pairings for blue cheese, as well as some additional tips for c

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When, and Why, Should You Decant Wines?

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Not everyone may be familiar with a decanter or why you would use one. The short answer is that a little aeration can make a striking difference in the flavor of your wine. Decanting wine is the art of slowly pouring your wine from its original bottle into a glass vessel or decanter. We call it an "art" because you need to do it without disturbing the sediment at the bottom — which is easier said than done.

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The Ultimate Pizza and Wine Pairings

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

It’s pizza night, and you are ready to sink your teeth into a piping hot pie, but you have one problem: what wine to pair with it. Wine always goes with pizza, but pairing pizza toppings with the right wine is an art form of its own. Should you choose red, white or maybe sparkling wine? There are a few things to consider when pairing pizza and wine, such as weight and body, or basically the heaviness of the flavors.

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