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Why Does France Still Have the Best Reputation for Wine?

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

French wines have long held high esteem across the wine world. You might even say that these wines are the top tier and set the bar for other countries and wine producers. A lot of this esteem comes from key traits that have been consistent in French wines for centuries. From its ties to French culture and terroir to its changes through science and advancement, French wine has shown itself to be consistent but innovative — ideal for long-term enjoyment. Read on for a look at why France is considered the home of wine and how that wine maintains its reputation for excellence.

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6 Essential Tips on How to Store Wine for Years

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Storing a bottle of wine that you intend to drink several years in the future is very different than storing a bottle you plan to drink this weekend. Here are six essential tips on how to store wine that will help to ensure that it maintains its quality and tastes incredible on the day you finally decide to pop the cork.

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Is Wine Investment Right for You?

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Among traditional markets, volatility can upend an investment strategy. Fine wine assets, however, have proved historically resistant to financial downturns. There are wine investment pros and cons, but generally, wine investment has provided investors with stable growth, tax-free returns, and steady demand with the backdrop of limited supply. The value of a top vintage isn’t tied to an individual economy and garners strong, upward-trending international appeal, making an original investment far more sustainable — and lucrative — over time.

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What You Should Know about the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Oakville is among the most important regions of Napa Valley, especially with respect to Cabernet Sauvignon. Oakville has a very long viticultural history and is home to some of California's most respected vineyards and producers.

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The Intriguing Science Behind Tasting Wine

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

If you’ve spent any time reading a wine’s tasting notes, you’ve probably noticed some interesting descriptions. Words like citrus, cherries, chocolate, floral, grassy, earthy, buttery, wood, and others might appear out of place, especially since they’re being used to describe a beverage made from grapes. The thing is that wines are complex, and there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. All the flavors and aromas come from the grapes, where they’re grown, and the wine-making process. There’s also a fair bit of science when it comes to tasting wine.

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