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Perception of Color Colors Perception of Taste

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

A couple of years ago, social media was all a-twitter about a picture of a dress. People couldn't agree on the color. How can people look at something so apparently obvious and reach such different conclusions? There is a parallel with tasting wine.

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Why It's So Hard to Identify Aromas in Wine

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

With the quickest of glances, we know if the vehicle ahead of us is a sports car or a sedan, a pickup or hatchback. When we hear a siren, we instinctively know whether or not it’s a police car, a fire truck or an ambulance. Why then, is it so hard to identify what we smell in a glass of wine? There are three primary reasons: the way our brain works, our vocabulary and the complexity of wine.

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Ausone: JJ Buckley and the Last Crusade

by Chuck Hayward

For many, Saint Emilion (and the neighboring village of Pomerol) is the "Holy Grail" for merlot and cabernet franc, as there is nowhere else these two varietals reach such levels of greatness.

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A Date With Derenoncourt

by Chuck Hayward

It was just a year ago when I left my previous job to join the staff at JJ Buckley, and I knew from the outset that I would get a quick introduction to the world of Bordeaux. I knew the basics: the blends, the properties, the appellations. And I knew the names of the major and minor players. But, did I really?

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel Tasting

by Chuck Hayward

Please join us on Friday, November 12th for a spectacular tasting of Bordeaux's legendary "Super" Second Growth, Chateau Cos d'Estournel.

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