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Archive: Oct 2012

Domaine Modat Wines

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In a world of homogeneity it is wonderful to discover wines that have something original to say. So when we came across the Domaine Modat wines in the 400 strong line-up at the Vinisud  Fair in Montpellier last January it was their names that firstly grabbed our attention.  Not grape varieties or appellations or names […]

Christmas Tasting with Mark Bingley MW and Jane Boyce MW – Nov 23rd

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas …..without wine. Join us for this seasonal tasting of delicious and interesting festive wines perfect for enjoying on Christmas Day or as an enjoyable gift for someone special. This tasting will kick off with a selection of Champagnes from Louis Roederer, one of the few remaining completely independent family owned, great […]

Christmas Tasting at the Merchant Hotel

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14 winemakers from all over the world will be joining the JN TasteTeam to show you over 100 wines from our Christmas wine portfolio at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast. A great opportunity to come along to taste as many of the wines we are recommending for Christmas 2012 as you like at this relaxed […]

Recommended in Decanter – Great Value Wines Under £15

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Newton-Johnson, Chardonnay, Western Cape, South Africa 2009 Family owned and founded as recently as 1997, nonetheless this producer has forged a fine reputation for its wines. This is a rich, complex example, creamy in texture, bolstered by ripe apple and tropical fruit, integrated oak, and cleansing, refreshing acidity. 17pts/20 (90/100) Finca Sophenia, Reserve Malbec, Tupungato, […]

Jancis Robinson’s Wine of the Week – Leitz Riesling Eins Zwei Dry 2011

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The Leitz Riesling Eins Zwei Dry 2011 is Jancis Robinson’s latest wine of the week. The producers of this wine visited london last month to present their lastest vintage,2011. There was one wine from the Rheingau that really impressed Jancis. This is what she had to say: “There was one wine I was captivated by: […]