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Archive: Mar 2013

Easter Opening Hours

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Saturday 30th March: Open 10am – 7pm Sunday 31st March: Closed Easter Monday: Closed Easter Tuesday: Open 10am – 7pm Be sure to call into the shop over the holiday and taste our new wines from Domaine Gayda – Figure Libre ‘Freestyle’ 2011 Happy Easter from everyone at JN!

La Jasse Vieilles Vignes 2010 – Big discounts until April 15th!

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An Excellent New Vintage is now available… From today until 6 April, Winemaker Bruno Le Breton opens his Cellar door for you! Just once a year, immediately before bottling starts, we are able to offer customers our limited allocation of LA JASSE’s new vintage: Another EXCEPTIONAL vintage….! It is often said that great vintages come […]

Gayda’s ‘Freestyle’ the Wine of Choice for 007

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There isn’t a great deal of glamour to be found in your average winery.  Wellington boots or steel capped work shoes, endless cleaning, hosing and mopping, wine stained clothes and a general lack of grooming are all pretty much de rigeur.  The glamorous part sometimes happens when all the work is done and it’s time […]

Which Came First – The Chicken or the Wine?

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Our Easter highlights invariably revolve around 2 things – roast lamb and chocolate. Not together I hasten to add, but an Easter weekend without suitable quantities of each would be somewhat incomplete. For those of us who plan our meals around what we want to drink (nothing to be ashamed of there) an occasion like […]

Gayda’s ‘Freestyle’ the Wine of Choice for 007

By JN Wine |

There isn’t a great deal of glamour to be found in your average winery.  Wellington boots or steel capped work shoes, endless cleaning, hosing and mopping, wine stained clothes and a general lack of grooming are all pretty much de rigeur.  The glamorous part sometimes happens when all the work is done and it’s time […]

Artadi 2011’s a Great Investment Opportunity

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There is still time to place your order, en primeur, for these exquisite wines from Artadi. The new range of Single vineyard wines come in packs of 3 meaning they offer a real investment opportunity. You may even wish to purchase all the Artadi 2011’s and enjoy exploring the different flavour profiles offered by the […]

An Update from Jim’s Latest Visit to the Rhône

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Just a couple of weeks ago we travelled to the Languedoc and suffered baltic temperatures; now it’s time for the Rhône and the temperature has reached a balmy 10°C and there is even a hint of blossom on the trees making it almost feel and look like spring. Tonight was spent with the wonderful team […]

Robert Parker’s New Bordeaux 2010 Scores Have Arrived

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I realise for the past year or two we have been making a song and dance about the Bordeaux 2010 Vintage. But we are not alone in proclaiming this to be one of the all-time greats. So we are offering you a final opportunity to buy some very special wines at En Primeur prices just […]

Eight Wines With 95 Points Or More

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Chateau Brane Cantenac, Margaux, 95+points,£645/€730 What Robert Parkers says: “With a gorgeously evolved, extremely complex bouquet of forest floor, spring flowers, lead pencil shavings and red and black currants, this full-bodied, dense, ruby/plum/purple-colored wine hits the palate with an opulent, fleshy, full-bodied richness, silky tannins, and a very layered, profoundly concentrated style that is, at […]

The Cream of Condrieu

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Good to see Andre Perret’s sumptuous 2011 Condrieu “Chery” getting the top marks in Decanter magazine’s tasting of Northern Rhone 2011s (April 2013). JNwine have been following Andre for some time now and treasure our annual allocation of this unique, very special wine. This is what the Decanter panel had to say: “Pure fruit elegance […]

Graduate Job Opportunity at JN Wine!

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James Nicholson Wine Merchant Training Scheme 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 2013, you will be based at James Nicholson Wine Merchant’s premises in Co. Down for the nine month […]

Upcoming Event – Introductory Wine Course 2013

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Join us for our exclusive and much sought after 1 day wine course on 15 June 2013 in our award-winnning, custom designed tasting area in Crossgar. The classes are aimed at imparting an introductory level of wine knowledge and are ideal for people with an interest in wine who just want to know a little […]