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Archive: Mar 2012

Grand days at the Grands Jours de Bourgogne

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The Grands Jours de Bourgogne takes place every 2nd year and is a wonderful opportunity to taste the top producers’ wines from the last couple of vintages all together in one place. Judith and I were there for the Cote de Nuits event last Tuesday and the Beaune and surrounding area on the Wednesday. Tuesday […]

What’s Your Style?

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Finding a bottle of wine that you really like can feel like a bit of a lottery at times. There are so many countries, appellations, sub-regions, winemakers, grape varieties, vintages, brands and styles of wine available it’s sometimes hard to match what you’re looking for with the key words on the label that will point […]

Fine Wines Burgundy 2009 2010

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2009 was one of those exceptional years where virtually every region in France produced stunning wines. Burgundy was no exception. The quality of the 2010 vintage, on the other hand, came as more of a surprise as it was a year which presented many problems for the growers. At various times a combination of cooler-than-normal […]

Maria Elena Visits Achaval Ferrer

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Hi All So I visited Achaval Ferrer winery today, was fantastic. It was the first day of harvest and all hands on deck, picking, sorting and processing the grapes. Met Santiago Achaval himself whose hands were sticky with grapes getting stuck in to the hard work. We had a tour of the winery, given by […]

Fine Wines Rioja 2010

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BODEGAS ARTADI In our opinion Artadi’s wines are among the best currently available from Spain. The winemaking is modern and precise, allowing the quality of the fruit to shine through, yet never at the expense of finesse and complexity. Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle is a good friend of JN Wine and a frequent visitor […]

Fine Wines Rhone 2009 2010

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“This (2010) is a great vintage that comes close in quality to 2007 in the southern Rhône. Some producers think 2010 eclipses 2007 because of the wines’ vivid freshness and focus… I can’t remember a vintage so concentrated, powerful and rich that also has such zesty acidity.” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate November 2011 “…the 2010 […]