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Archive: Sep 2013

NSPCC Childline Fine Wine Challenge 2013

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Gather your most knowledgeable and thirsty friends for an evening of wine-related brain teasing. The ChildLine Fine Wine Challenge looms large and there is a trophy to be won. The evening will kick off with a sparkling wine reception (the perfect opportunity to scope out the competition) and then on to the quiz. There will […]

Top 10 Wines Under £10

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We have taken a look at what you, our customers have really enjoyed drinking this year and have put together this top 10 list of our most popular wines under a tenner! Just in case you would like to try them all (we wouldn’t blame you if you did), we have put all of these […]

New to JN: Domaine de Ventenac

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The Languedoc is an exciting area for wine lovers. The place is positively bursting at the seams with small domains making all sorts of interesting wines. Admittedly a lot of it isn’t the best quality in the world, but if you’re on holiday in the south of France you may find yourself positively bamboozled with […]

Ridge Estate – Are these the Perfect Wines?

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How would you describe your perfect wine? Delicious flavour? Ripe, sweet fruit perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity? Complexity – a wine that develops as you drink it, that captures your interest to the bottom of the glass? A wine that will mature and develop over the years? Moderate alcohol? A wine that has been made […]

Stars of Spain: Dominio de Tares

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There are whispers on the grapevine of something exciting happening in a little corner of northwest Spain. Now and again throughout winemaking history, there are sparks of revolution and innovation –could Bierzo be the next big thing? During one of his buying trips to Spain and Portugal, Mr Nicholson rather serendipitously came across the talented […]

The Wine Taster’s Guide to Chardonnay

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Character: It’s quite tricky to define the character of Chardonnay because the wines vary so much in flavour and style.  Chardonnay is a really interesting grape that comes in a multitude of guises.  If it were an actress, it would be a character actress, someone who can lend herself to any role and really bring […]

JN Shortlisted for IWSC Independent Retail Award

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We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this year’s IWSC Independent Retailer Award. The winner will be announced on November 13th at the prestigious annual awards banquet in London. Many thanks to everyone that voted!