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What Makes Champagne Fizzy?

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Used for toasting everything from life's greatest accomplishments to its simplest pleasures, Champagne has become synonymous with celebration. Champagne is a French sparkling wine that is often used to refer to other bubblies from other places, but don't be fooled — not all sparkling wine has the honor of being a true Champagne. This classic wine can only earn the moniker of if it is from the Champagne wine region of France. Master winemakers create the renowned bubbly under strict guidelines, through carefully honed grape-pressing methods and time-consuming secondary fermentation...

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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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