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Archive: Sep 2010

JN Taste Team – Burgundy

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A few lucky members of the JN taste team are just back from a whirl wind trip in Burgundy. It was a great chance to catch up with suppliers all be it briefly as they were just commencing the harvest. Burgundy is one of the most picturesque parts of France, small villages with numerous tiny […]

Bodegas Artadi

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On the 3rd September we visited Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle, founder of Artadi, one of the groundbreaking winemakers currently making waves in Rioja. His premises in Laguardia are state of the art, ultra clean and attention is paid to every detail. Even the small trays used to bring in the harvest so that there […]

Ivan Sutherland of Dog Point Vineyard Chats with Averil

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Recently arrived at JN is the small range of wines from New Zealand’s Dog Point Vineyard, an emerging star in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley founded by Ivan Sutherland and James Healy, formerly viticulturalist and winemaker at iconic Cloudy Bay. After leaving Cloudy Bay, the team began making wines from Sutherland’s own vineyards, originally planted in the […]

Bordeaux 2009 Alcohol vs Tannin

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This year sees the gradual release of the 2009 vintage from Bordeaux. This vintage is reputed to be the finest since 1982, the legendary vintage that got Bordeaux back on its feet after a terrible few decades and barely a decent vintage in the 1970s. 1982 was the beginning of Bordeaux crafting wines from fully […]