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Pinot Days and an Introduction to the 2012 Vintage

by Chuck Hayward

Pinot Days is an annual pinot noir tasting that has been organized by something quite rare. An offshoot of informal tastings that they sponsored in San Francisco, Pinot Days is now in its tenth year and has become a serious event on par with other tastings such as those organized by regional wine marketing groups or wine focused magazines.

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We’re off to Bordeaux for En Primeur/Better Check the Weather (in 2012!)

by Chuck Hayward

Once again, the beginning of April finds us at JJ Buckley finalizing our plans to visit Bordeaux and participate in the annual en primeurtastings. In our seventh visit to the region, we’ll do what we do best – taste the latest vintage and enable our buyers and fine wine specialists to discover first-hand how these young wines fare. Our schedule is full of visits to wineries and negociants and we’ll be adding on a day of educational seminars to get an even more in-depth understanding about Bordeaux.

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