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!

"Islands of Happiness" at L'Eglise Clinet

by Chuck Hayward

As we packed our three cars and made our annual migration from the Left Bank over to the Right for our last days in Bordeaux, we put together the mosaic of the 2011 Bordeaux vintage. Although weather patterns can tell part of the story, there is no substitution for one-on-one conversations with vignerons, and, of course, tasting the actual wines.

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Bank Shot: Kickin' It To The Right

by Chuck Hayward

Following our adventures in the Medoc, the JJ Buckley team crossed the river for a crash course in the 2010 vintage from the perspective of the Right Bank, home to the famed appellations of Pomerol and St. Emilion and the ever-trendy (ahem) merlot grape.

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Dr. Alain Raynaud

by Chuck Hayward

In this exclusive video, Shaun Bishop of JJ Buckley sits down with the Right Bank spokesman Dr. Alain Raynaud, who talks about the challenges of making and marketing wine from the Right Bank.

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