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!

2006 Burgundy Barrel Sample Tasting

by Chuck Hayward

The following wines were presented by Frederick Wildman & Sons, LTD. Representatives (i.e. the wine maker and/or owner) of each Domaine poured the wines and answered our questions.

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An Evening with Chateaux Pichon Baron, Suduiraut and Durforts-Vivens

by Chuck Hayward

JJ Buckley Fine Wines is excited to be kicking off the New Year with an evening of great wine and food at Bacar Restaurant in San Francisco featuring special guests Jean-Rene Matignon, winemaker at Chateau Pichon Baron, Pierre Montegut, winemaker at Chateau Suduiraut, and Gonzague Lurton, proprietor at Chateau Durforts-Vivens.

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A Taste For Life 2007

by Chuck Hayward

We are pleased to invite you to 'A Taste for Life 2007' - a 'Taste' of a different flavor.

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Dinner and Tasting with Pierre Lurton of Cheval Blanc and Yquem

by Chuck Hayward

On Tuesday, Nov 6, JJ Buckley hosted a dinner with special guest Pierre Lurton, the director of Chateaux d'Yquem and Cheval Blanc. The dinner was held in Victor's Room on the 32nd Floor of the Westin St. Francis Hotel, looking out over the entire city of San Francisco. The food was prepared by renowned chef Michael Mina.

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Alsace Day 6 - 09 June 2007

by Chuck Hayward

This is our last full day of the trip. Time to taste through the whole line-up at Weinbach, eat a home-cooked lunch, traipse through the vineyards, gorge ourselves on one final dinner, and then fly back across land, sea, and land to get back to the daily grind.

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