JJ Buckley Fine Wines Blog

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You've Come a Long Way, Baby!

by Chuck Hayward

During my recent trip several people inquired if I had been to Germany before. "About a lifetime ago," I replied. My answer was both a reference to the number of years, as many of my fellow travelers were not even born then, and also how modern today's wines are compared to those antiques of yesteryear.

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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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