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Archive: Nov 2012

Win a pair of tickets to our sold out Merchant Christmas tasting

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Our Annual Christmas tasting at the Merchant has completely sold out this year. There is still demand for tickets so we have decided to give away two pairs of tickets to two lucky JN Wine fans/followers. Want to win? Follow the instructions below and keep your fingers crossed! If you’re on Twitter, simply retweet the […]

This year it’s all about the fizz

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Whether you are planning to impress that special someone under the mistletoe or thrill party guests with a bright, lively number; nothing beats a glass of sparkle at Christmas. Cold, exciting and best spent with friends. It’s no wonder the festive season and bubbles go well together. With so much choice now on the shelves […]

A Guide to Matching Food and Wine this Christmas

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We go to so much trouble at Christmas to prepare delicious meals and feed our friends and family.  It makes sense that people go to a lot of effort to select the right wines to go with the food – it really adds to the sense of occasion.  Here’s our guide to selecting wines for […]

Sensational Sauvignons

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Sauvignon Blanc is the grape responsible for getting many first time wine drinkers started on a path of vinous discovery. With its aromatic profile and full-on fruit aromas, it is easy to drink and remains probably the world’s most popular grape variety. Its style can vary depending on climate, soil and vineyard practice; give it […]

James Nicholson Recommends…

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Jim spends several months every year visiting wineries in search of new, interesting and, most important, good value wines. Over the years he has built up a formidable store of knowledge – and a lot of friends in the wine world. The wines in this case represent some of Jim’s personal favourites which he feels […]

Discover Wines by Style

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There’s nothing more pleasurable than finding a wine that really suits your taste. Here are some mixed cases grouped by style; the essential characters of the wines are the same but there is enough variation between them to keep it interesting and varied, and, we hope, inspire some new discoveries. All the wines are great […]

Last Order Dates and Christmas Opening Hours

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Last order dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery GB – Friday 14th December 2012 Northern Ireland Tuesday 18th December (For Fermanagh, Tyrone, Lisburn, Hillsborough, Dromore, North Belfast, Ballymena) Wednesday 19th December (For Derry & North Antrim coast, Warrenpoint, Newry, Banbridge, Newcastle, Castlewellan) Thursday 20th December (For Belfast & suburbs, Holywood, Bangor, North Down) ROI – Wednesday […]

What Wines Make The Best Gifts?

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Wine makes a fantastic gift, but we know it is a little trickier to buy for someone whose taste you are not familiar with so we have a few ideas about what to do. A bottle of sparkling wine or champagne makes a really lovely gift, partly because they are delicious and partly because these […]

Christmas Gifts for Wine Lovers

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Firstly, it’s always good to know as much about the person you’re buying for as possible.  If they genuinely do love wine, chances are they will love sparkling, red, white and dessert wines so you have plenty of scope to find a gift that will delight.  We are all keen wine lovers and always happy […]

Merry Christmas from JN! Here’s a Christmas Voucher!

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To celebrate Christmas at JN, we’re rewarding our customers with a £20/€20 voucher to be spent in the run up to the festive period. Simply order a minimum of 12x75cl bottles between now and November 19th and we will send you a voucher that can be used on another order between November 20th and December […]

Our Festive Top 12…

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A superb collection comprising 12 of our most popular wines. From Australia to Austria, Spain to South Africa, the world’s leading wine regions are covered. Grape varieties range from Austria’s signature grape Gruner Veltliner, represented by top winery Hopler, through Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Chardonnay to the less well known, but delightful, Grillo […]