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Archive: May 2013

Italy – The Land of Plenty

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You could be forgiven for thinking there were about a dozen grape varieties in the world. The so-called ‘international varieties’ (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and their cronies) seem to dominate the shelves and it is this handful of grape varieties we are all very used to seeing on wine labels. However, if you […]

Domaine St Denis Mâcon Lugny 2010

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Meet Hubert Laferrère; owner, winemaker, viticulturist, sales manager, chief cook and bottle washer of Domaine St Denis. The man even makes his own machinery. It’s amazing. Domaine St Denis Mâcon Lugny 2010 It quickly became apparent just what a smart cookie he is when we first met him as he proudly showed us the machinery […]

The New and Exciting ‘Freestyle’ from Domaine Gayda

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There is a certain freedom to winemaking in the south of France. The warm Mediterranean climate, the long hours of sunshine, mild winters and warm summers mean that a sizeable number of both red and white grape varieties will thrive in your vineyards. Geographically, the Languedoc is enormous and there is plenty of scope for […]

The Intriguing Wines of Domaine Modat

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Wines like they used to be… From here and there… No need to wait any longer… Intrigued? We were too. These are the names of the wines from Domaine Modat and these quirky phrases on their labels certainly pricked our interest. Domaine Modat Le Petit Mod’Amour 2011 Domaine Modat Comme Avant 2010 Domaine Modat Sans […]

An Irresistible Summer Offer at JN

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NI Customers Simply shop with us to make use of the following summer offers… Offer available through mail order, online or in our Crossgar shop. The Offer Spend at least £200 after standard volume discount on any wines and we’ll give you £20 off the value of your order. To redeem your £20 voucher online […]

New to JN: Remoissenet Père et Fils

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Here’s the recipe for a memorable wine experience: to one lovely venue/location (this can be anything really, from a picnic blanket on sunny day with a fabulous view to a nice restaurant or even your own kitchen) add some good food (again, the options here are virtually limitless, just make it tasty), some lovely wine […]

La Source Rosé is in the pink with a gold at Decanter Awards

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Our congratulations to Château Vignelaure whose La Source Rosé 2012 was awarded a gold medal at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. This is Decanter Magazine’s 10th anniversary of the awards and the judging panel reads like a who’s who of the wine industry.  The judging process took place over the course of a week, […]

Upcoming Event – Girl’s Night at JN!

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Date: Thursday 30 May 2013 Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm Cost: £30 per person Venue: JN, Crossgar Wine, women and…well no, we’ll not promise any songs!! Just a great night’s celebration of the feminine side of wine. The evening will be hosted by Jane Boyce MW, Fine wine manager here at JN Wine and the only […]

Top 10 Spring Wines Under £10

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Our Top 10 Spring Wines Under £10 features a selection of the best value wines we are recommending for this season. 5 whites, 5 reds, all delicious and all under £10. Reds L’Ameillaud Vin De Pays D’Orange 2011, Vaucluse, £8.50 A blend of grenache, syrah and carignan, It is an intense dark red colour. Aromas […]

Here’s 15% Off Viña Bujanda Wines

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We’re celebrating all things Spanish this month with a special offer and a very tasty tasting.  Following on from the great success of last months tasting with Adi Badenhorst, we are delighted to announce that Karin Nyland from Familia Martinez Bujanda wineries will be heading to our shores for a bite sized tasting on Saturday […]

Upcoming Event – Tasty Tastings with Karin Nyland of Viña Bujanda

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Date: Saturday 18th May 2013 Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm Cost: £10 for two tickets Venue: JN, Crossgar Announcing the latest Tasty Tasting! Karin Nylund from Familia Martinez Bujanda wineries in Spain will be heading this way for a brilliant bite sized tasting on Saturday 18th May. The family have wineries in Rioja, La Mancha and […]