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Merlot — What You Should Know

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Forget old stereotypes. Merlot can make great wines, wines of balance with tannins, acidity, fruit and savoriness tugging at opposing corners to create a taut, exciting glass of red. Here's what you should know about Merlot

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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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2013 Bordeaux: Selling the Futures

by Chuck Hayward

The 2013 Bordeaux futures campaign showed once again that each year's sales efforts has its own personality. As the Union des Grand Crus tastings approached, the en primeur sales period turned out to be a series of unique events that no one could have predicted.

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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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