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Archive: Mar 2011

Bordeaux 2010, First Impressions

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Chateau Bouscaut Part One When I was younger, so much younger than today, I used to buy the latest Beatles album knowing I wouldn’t be disappointed. That’s really a bit like the wines from the2009 vintage in Bordeaux – they will give a lifetime of enjoyment – and having re-tasted quite a few in the […]

James Nicholson Wine Merchant Training Scheme

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From grape selection to international marketing, this unique ‘hands on’ training scheme will give one enthusiastic candidate the opportunity to explore every aspect of the captivating wine industry. Starting in August 2011, the nine month training scheme comprises placements at James Nicholson Wine Merchant’s premises in both Co. Down and Dublin, as well as visits […]

La Grille, Classic Loire Wines

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The JN Taste Team is delighted to present a range of truly modern Loire Classics from La Grille in Chinon, wines that reflect the potential for quality and value that the region is capable of.  The range of La Grille – The Classic Loire wines offers quality, variety and consistency at affordable prices.  Using the latest techniques in […]

More Of The Pleasure, Less Of The Pain

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Helmut Dönnhoff – Dönnhoff Schlossbockelheimer Spätlese 8.5% ABV For anyone sensitive to the alcohol levels in their favourite beverage (and I suppose now and again it happens to even the most avid vinophile) there are some guidelines you can follow that may help avoid scr21utinising every bottle on the shelf or resorting to the usually […]

Cline Wine, Fine Wine

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Carneros Vineyard in the Spring In 1991, Fred Cline and his wife Nancy relocated their winery from Oakley in Contra Costa County to the Carneros region of Sonoma County on a historic 350-acre estate with new vineyards and facilities. While much of the cool Carneros region is planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot, Fred […]

Domaine de Sainte Rose Les Derniers Cépages 2009

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New season wine discoveries / John Wilson The Irish Times Saturday 2nd April “Domaine de Sainte Rose Les Derniers Cépages 2009,14%, Charles and Ruth Simpson, who are based in the Languedoc, aim to produce clean-cut modern wines using New World methods, and succeed admirably. All of the wines are vin de pays (now called IGP, or […]

Prà – The New Italians

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Griaziano Pra, Owner and Winemaker We all enjoy it when new wines come on board here at JN. We all love the product we work with and it’s always good to try new things but now and again something comes along that surprises us and creates a bit of a stir. Dare I say it […]