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Need help with Corporate Gifts? #AskJN

Christmas is a great time to say thank you to your most important clients, partners and staff and wine makes a great gift to show people your appreciation.  A gift of wine can be such a treat.

We have a great range of wines from small, quality producers that you won’t see in supermarkets or major off licences so your customers will know that you have gone to real effort to find something special.  

Our staff are all very well educated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and can help you select the perfect wine for your needs tailored to suit your budget.  We have a small range of superb craft spirits too.  Whether you want to send single bottles, duo packs or cases of wine we can find something to suit and we can deliver throughout the island of Ireland and to GB.  Our gift service means that we can arrange all your individual deliveries from here and include your messages.  All you have to do is provide the names and addresses, it really couldn’t be simpler.

To discuss your requirements or get a quote please call us on 028 4483 0091 or email or and we will do our best to help.


What should I buy for my parents? #AskJN

Parents are notoriously hard to buy for. What do you get for the people who have everything? We think we have it cracked with our Christmas Survival Kit!

Christmas Survival Kit

Christmas Survival Kit w/ Dessert Wine £65 / €99

Christmas Survival Kit w/ Port £65 / €99

A mixed case of 6 wines – a delicious Portuguese sparkling, two bottles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, two bottles of Rioja and then you can choose between a dessert wine and a port to finish.  Everything that will take you through the day from present opening to your festive feast.  

An excellent way to contribute to proceedings if you’re heading home for Christmas and your hosts will be delighted!

A selection of wines from our Christmas Survival Kit will be open for tasting in the shop on Saturday the 5th of December from 1pm - 5pm.



James Nicholson Recommends


James Nicholson Recommends

12 Bottle Case Price: £155.00 / €225.00

6 Bottle Case Price: £79.00 / €110.00

Jim spends several months every year visiting wineries in search of new, interesting and, most importantly, good value wines. Our new partners tend to be smallish enterprises, often family businesses, whose emphasis is on quality rather than quantity and, increasingly, likely to follow a winemaking regime that includes a respect for the land with a minimum of chemical intervention. The wines in this case represent some of Jim's personal favourites which he feels overdeliver on the quality/price scale. Included this year is an exceptionally tasty white from southern Italy, a Sauvignon Blanc from top Californian producer Rochioli and a new, gently-oaked classy Chardonnay from longterm favourites Newtown Johnson. Representing the reds we have a succulent and powerful wine from Ribero del Duero king Alejandro Fernandez, a spicy yet smooth organic blend from the south of France, and a new addition to the range from biodynamic South African Johan Reyneke.

A selection of wines from our James Nicholson Recommends case will be available for tasting in the shop on Saturday 28th of November from 1pm - 5pm.



Top 12 Wines for Christmas

You just can't go wrong with our 'top of the tree' selection...

This case includes a selection of our favourite wines from this year. They all offer something exceptional and interesting whether they are new to our range or one of our longstanding favourites. The perfect gift to delight any wine drinker this Christmas; or to spoil yourself with!

We are also offering the individual bottles at least 12.5% discount to enable you to mix and match to create your own selection.

Top 12 Wines for Christmas

£125 / €190

A selection of wines from the Top 12 Wines for Christmas case shall be open in the shop on the 21st of November from 1pm to 5pm.


Bodega Jesus Romero

A very limited offer.

Very occasionally I come across stunning winemaking efforts from virtually unknown wine regions.  A couple of months ago I tasted two wonderful wines from the Teruel region of Spain.  The vineyards are high in altitude (the highest in Spain) with the coldest winters and coolest summers and lie in the middle of a forest. 

The wines are made in tiny quantities, so I am afraid we have to restrict sales to a maximum of 12 bottles per person which may be mixed. 

Rubus is a blend of Garnacha, Syrah, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon and only 1,000 cases were produced. 

Rubus Quercus is mainly Garnacha, with a third Syrah and 10% Cabernet Franc.  Tiny amounts are made, in this vintage just 300 cases! 

We are honoured to be the only importing country in the world at the moment and I really recommend you try these wonderful wines by Jesus Romero.

Jesus Romero Rubus 2014 

Bottle Price: £10.95 / €16.75 Case Bottle Price: £9.86 / €15.08

Authentic, small scale, artisan winemaking is practiced in Bodega Jesus Romero of Rubielos de Mora. Jesus is a lover of good wines and his local town of Teruel and the surrounding land within the province of Aragon. Along with winemaker Juan Vicente Alcañiz and his father Vincent, this wine has been crafted from Garnacha, Syrah & Tempranillo and sees no oak ageing. Fresh, fruit driven and very forward with notes of raspberry and cranberry, exhibiting nice complexity and charming body. A new wine to us at JN Wine, from an exciting region. Stocks are limited as the wine is in short supply!

Jesus Romero Rubus Quercus 2014 

Jesus Romero Rubus Quercus 2014 Pk6

Bottle Price: £13.95 / €21.00 Case Bottle Price: £12.56 / €18.90

Another new wine from the Bodega Jesus Romero and the big brother to the delightful Jesus Romero Rubus. This wine is made in even smaller quantities, roughly 300 cases this year and is a richer, more brooding prospect. Built upon a blend of Garnacha and Syrah, the wine has increased complexity and structure due to ageing in French oak for 5 months. Medium to full bodied, red and black fruit mingle with supple tannin and a brisk lick of acidity make it a beautiful partner to autumnal stews and casseroles. The name 'Quercus' refers to the species of oak tree that is native to most of Europe and indeed the type of oak in which this wine rests for the months before release.