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Popping the Cork on 2011

Popping the Cork on 2011

Post by Chuck Hayward | January 12, 2011

Following our regularly scheduled inventory at the start of the year, JJ Buckley has officially put 2010 to bed and jumped into 2011 feet first. 2010 proved itself to be a great year for wine, with exceptional pricing and more selection than ever before, making it a winning situation for consumers. Already, the new year looks as if it will continue onwards in the same vein.

Last year’s most important event was the staff journey to the 2009 en primeur tastings in Bordeaux and the subsequent clamor for futures. Demand for the vintage was evident in our strong sales at all price points, making us one of the largest buyers of 2009 Bordeaux. (Thank you to all who helped make our campaign a success!)

The year also demonstrated some interesting trends. Continuous sales of 2004 Brunello showed that the “Brunellogate” affair did not affect consumer demand. Interest in the 2007 cabernets from Napa was also apparent, as much of our supply sold briskly. Other noticeable trends we observed was an upsurge in the sales of German wine and a continued interest in Australian wine, especially with JJ Buckley’s great prices!  (more…)