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Archive: Apr 2013

Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe Tasting, Somerset House, London

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The chance to taste 12 top properties across the fascinating run of Bordeaux vintages from 2009 – 2012 from chateaux located in the different communes of Bordeaux was not to be missed. The lovely Portico rooms with their view of the River Thames made a bright, airy venue, perfect for tasting some of the world’ […]

The Wine Taster’s Guide to Pinot Noir

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Character: Pinot Noir is one of the lighter black grape varieties.  The flavour of the wine varies depending on where it’s grown, but usually it would be somewhere in the raspberry, strawberry, red cherry area of the spectrum.  It is a low tannin variety (tannins are the substances that come from the skins and stalks […]

New to JN – Domaine Manciat-Poncet Wines

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Shopping for wine from the Côte d’Or is a bit like looking for a frock in Harvey Nichols.  The place is full of beautiful dresses, couture dresses, dresses by hot new designers, classic labels and by some of the best designers in the world – chock full of gorgeous frocks waiting for you to take […]

Upcoming Event – Tasty Tastings with Adi Badenhorst

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Saturday 27th April 2013 3pm-4pm The Tasting Room, Crossgar Tickets £10.00 for Two There is no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with one of South Africa’s most charismatic and passionate winemakers. Adi Badenhorst from A.A Badenhorst wines will be bringing his native warmth and humour to our tasting room in Crossgar. He […]

Our Spring 2013 Mixed Case Selection

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Spring is in the air, the sun is starting to appear from behind the clouds, and as always, our thoughts have turned to wine! We’ve created some delicious new mixed cases to celebrate the changing of the seasons. These cases are designed around 4 wine styles – fresh whites; soft and fruity reds; warming spring […]

Ridge’s Paul Draper is Winemakers Winemaker

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How lovely must it be to receive an accolade from your peers and those at the very top of your profession?  Precisely this has just happened to the very deserving Paul Draper of Ridge Vineyards in California who has been 2013 Winemaker’s Winemaker.  The Winemaker’s Winemaker Award is now in its third year – previous […]