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Archive: May 2012

Bodegas Paco Garcia

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Bodegas Paco García is an R&D&I (Innovation Research Development) project begun in 2008 at the hands of Juan Bautista García, a young man born in 1980. After working for more than 6 years in the family winery (founded in 2001), Juan Bautista wondered about the reasons behind the generational decline in wine consumption.  “Why don’t […]

The Californian that trumps Bordeaux

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Monte Bello Cabernet, from the original vineyards on Monte Bello ridge, is recognised as one of the great Bordeaux-style wines of California, frequently beating its French competitors in blind tastings. THERE IS AN intellectual strain running through Ridge winery in California. Originally founded by a doctor, then revived, first by a theologian and more recently […]

Bordeaux 2011 En Primeur

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Unquestionably, 2011 has produced some very fine wines. There are many overextracted, excessively tannic efforts but many growers have managed to work the fruit intelligently – but I stress every wine has to be tasted and our final list will contain only those we are happy to endorse. Pricing is crucial and we expect to […]

Loire Wines for Summer – JSS Thursday June 14

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The crisp, fresh zesty wines of the Loire Valley in France are the perfect solution for summer picnics, barbecues, beach outings or just lazy, hazy days. To introduce you to the variety of wines available from this fascinating, historic area of France, who better than our “Man in the Loire”, Charles Sydney. Few know the […]

Top 10 value wines at JN

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Our Top 10 Wines Under £10 features ridiculously affordable and quaffable wines. Take advantage of the prices below before the latest duty increase and annual price review is implemented in mid May! Reds: Secateurs Red Blend 2009, South Africa £9.75 per bottle Full on, succulent wine which is full of energy & character – a […]