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Archive: Jun 2013

New to JN – Quinta de Soalheiro

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New to JN is the new exciting range from Quinta de Soalheiro in northern Portugal. Located within the Vinho Verde region, the idyllic micro-climate of Melgaço is protected from the blustery Atlantic coast by the Peneda mountains, resulting in the perfect conditions of rainfall, temperature and, most importantly, sunshine – inspiring the name Soalheiro. João […]

Bordeaux 2012 – The Story Continues…

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Three wise men and their rather wonderful wines Wise man 1: Alexandre Thienpont Alexandre Thienpont has been at the helm of this extremely well situated Pomerol vineyard. The youngest Merlots were planted in 1959 and the youngest Cabernet Francs in 1948. Vieux Chateau Certan 2012 (pk 6)         £520 / 625€ “A top success, […]

The Riesling Revolution…

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During the month of July we are celebrating what is arguably the greatest white wine grape in the world.  If there is still anyone out there who associates Riesling with those sweet German wines that were popular in the ‘70s please banish those thoughts from your mind, things have moved on somewhat.  No one is […]

Our Brand New 2013/14 Fine Wine List has Arrived!

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What makes a wine fine? Origin, quality, rarity, price: all are criteria we use when determining which wines we list in this section of our portfolio. And “fine” is no longer “confined” to the classic regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône; California, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and Portugal all have niche producers […]