JJ Buckley Fine Wines Blog

Learn what makes wine more meaningful and memorable. We explore the people, places and stories behind some of the world's finest and unique wines. Join us!

JJBuckley Fine Wines

Your Guide to Pairing Wine with Spaghetti

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

When you think of an optimal food and wine pairing, what comes to mind? If you’re like most, your mind might instantly jump to high-end meals, such as oysters and Champagne, lobster and white Burgundy, or prime rib and Merlot. While these are all fine wine food pairing options, have you ever considered what wine you might drink with spaghetti?‌ Every spaghetti preparation is different depending on the sauce and other items you add to it. As such, it lends itself to a wide range of different wines.‌

Read more
JJBuckley Fine Wines

English Sparkling Wines: Can They Rival Champagne?

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Whether you're a professional sommelier or a self-taught wine expert looking to build an impressive collection, you probably know where all of the best wines come from. Italy, of course, makes the list of top wine-producing countries, along with France, Spain, and the United States. Because a significant amount of the world's wine is produced in these areas, it's easy to forget that plenty of other countries are taking on the task of crafting bottles of delicious wine, too...including England.‌

Read more
JJBuckley Fine Wines

Quick Guide to Chilean Wine

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

While Chilean wines might not be as well-known as their European cousins, you don’t want to overlook these South American delicacies. While its wines are from the “New World,” Chile has been producing them for close to 500 years. It’s the second-largest wine producer in South America and the seventh-largest in the world.‌ The wines of Chile are diverse, unique, and flavorful. If you’ve never tried one before, you are missing out. Here, we provide you with a quick Chilean wine guide to help you learn a bit more about the beautiful wines this country has to offer.‌

Read more
JJBuckley Fine Wines

A Quick Guide: How to Tell If a Wine is Sweet or Dry

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

As a wine enthusiast, nothing is more frustrating than buying a bottle of vino only to discover it doesn't taste exactly as you hoped — it's just not as sweet or as dry as you thought it would be.‌ At that moment, you are probably thinking that there has to be a better way to figure out if a wine is dry or sweet before you get it home. The good news is that there is a better way. Read on to learn why wines vary in sweetness, and how to avoid that first disappointing sip.

Read more
JJBuckley Fine Wines

Tips for Buying a Case of Wine for a Discerning Wine Lover

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

If you’re thinking of buying a case of wine for a friend, colleague, or acquaintance who is a discerning wine lover or has an extensive wine collection, you’re making a great choice! While picking out a single bottle could be overwhelming, putting you in a dilemma of “red wine versus white wine” or “Bordeaux blend versus Cabernet Sauvignon,” a mixed case of wine can smartly elevate your gifting skills.‌ A wine case as a gift will deliver more than just 12 bottles — it will add a touch of extravagance and speak volumes of your knowledge and prudence. Have fun creating a customized case with a

Read more
1 2 3 4 ... 96 »