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How to Pair Wine with Your Favorite Grilled Foods

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Robust red wines, such as Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah have long been the default choice when it comes to pairing wine with summer grilling. But times have changed and we’re grilling a lot more than dogs, burgers and steaks these days. And, even when it comes to big reds, there are a lot of new regions and varieties in play now. In this wine pairing guide, I’ll give you some general principles for matching wine with grilled food, followed by a variety of wine recommendations for the different types of food you’re likely to throw on your gas or charcoal grill.

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St. Emilion Shows Its Class at JJ Buckley's Annual Bordeaux Fete

by Chuck Hayward

For the past six years, JJ Buckley has sponsored a "Fall Into Bordeaux" evening where our clients and friends get the opportunity to sample an array of wines from Bordeaux - undeniably our best selling wine category. In the past, our events have focused on a particular vintage or a selection of our best values. This year, we returned to the theme of one of our most popular tastings as the Association de Grands Crus Classes de Saint-Emilion presented their latest releases.

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2010 Brunellos Make Their Case

by Chuck Hayward

The Brunello di Montalcino district made some compelling wines in 2010. Our latest post looks at the current market for these releases, and offers our perspective on them now that they have arrived in the States.

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Find The Perfect Red Bordeaux

by JJ Buckley

One reason that the best red wines of Bordeaux have developed and maintained their place as the preeminent wine among many wine drinkers is because of their ability to age. As the years pass, the aromas and flavors of these wines constantly evolve and transform themselves. Over the centuries, wine lovers have prized these wines as they witness this evolution towards maturity.

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Red Bordeaux – There is so much to discover

by JJ Buckley

Each year, wine writers focus on the price and quality of the top grand cru classé châteaux that dot the Médoc, as well as the merlot dominant appellations of the Right Bank. Yet the Bordeaux region is actually made up of thousands of small, family owned estates that weave a varied fabric of compelling wine styles. These wines are accessible yet multi-dimensional and, affordable. And more importantly, these wines have never been better.

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