JJ Buckley Fine Wines Blog

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Sirens and Sundials Led This JJB Buyer to JJ Prum

by Chuck Hayward

The Rheingau is the most prestigious of German wine areas, thanks to the backing of the church to push their cause. But for both the wine lover and the casual tourist, the Mosel sounds the Siren’s call, enticing with breathtaking natural beauty and charming little villages, all washed down with the most delightful local wines.

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Day 2 in Germany: Frankfurters & Franconia

by Chuck Hayward

After a hearty breakfast of cured meats (everything but the squeal), sausages (a game of name that animal) cheeses, breads and other German diet food, it was on the bus to Franconia. Many people, upon hearing this name, picture the special wine bottle that looks almost like an upside down heart.

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And Now a Break From Our Regularly Scheduled Programing

by Chuck Hayward

Spring is in the air and come early April, it seems that all attention turns to Bordeaux. This year the majority of the sales team covered the latest vintage with a deeper analysis than ever before. But not this assistant wine buyer.

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