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Archive: Nov 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Wine Gifts this Christmas

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Foodies They love to travel, they love a good restaurant, they will be well ahead of the masses in trying any new food trend and the house is coming down with cookery books and gadgets.  They aren’t snobs – they’ll be just as excited about a great bacon buttie as a Michelin star meal, but […]

Kearney Blue Cheese & Kilmegan Irish Cider visit JN this Saturday

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Lots of excitement at JN about this Saturday. So much so, we’ve had to resort to a game of rock, paper, scissors to decide which of the JN Taste Team are lucky enough to be on duty that day. What’s with all this excitement I hear you ask? This Saturday, as well our delicious ‘Top […]

It’s Back! Chocolate Block 2012!

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Please form an orderly queue ladies and gentlemen; the latest vintage of the Chocolate Block has just arrived at JN Wine!  We know how many of you can’t get enough of this smooth as silk, chocolately red wine and there was a predictable buzz around the Boekenhoutskloof table at the Merchant tasting earlier this month. […]

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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They say 13 can be unlucky for some, but this definitely was not an unlucky year for winemakers in NZ.  They have been blessed with pretty much perfect weather conditions meaning winemakers and growers can relax, sit back and allow Mother Nature to do her thing.  All they have to do is pick when the […]

Top 12 for the Festive Season

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Our highlights of 2013. These are wines that linger in our minds long after the glass is empty; delicious wines that satisfy and delight from all around the winegrowing world. We have included some of our new rising stars alongside some of our long term favourites. A case that will delight any wine lover this […]

Win a Copy of Tom Kerridge’s New Book this Saturday

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To celebrate the new book release of one of our favourite chefs, we are running a very special (instore only) offer this Saturday. The first 50 customers to buy 12 or more bottles of wine in the shop this Saturday will win a copy of Tom Kerridge’s brand new cook book! Terms and Conditions – […]

Susy’s Coming To Town!

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Forget Santa’s sleigh bells for now; this one is purely for adults.  Back by popular demand, the very lovely Susy Atkins is coming to Crossgar to host another festive tasting evening at JN Wine.  Susy has kindly managed to carve out some time from her hectic schedule at the BBC to celebrate Christmas with us […]

A White Christmas

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A fabulous case for those who are not tempted by red wine. Sauvignon Blanc is prominent with three examples from New Zealand, whose prowess with the grape is unparalleled, and one from Chile which is forging an enviable reputation as a Sauvignon specialist from its cooler climate sites. Italy chips in with the up and […]

Festive Favourites

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JN staff occasionally take their work home with them. This case contains some of our staff’s best-value favourites, covering five countries and six grape blends. From the award-winning Wolftrap white blend from South Africa to the delectable and much lauded Biberius Ribera del Duero from Spain, the case promises excellent value as well as a […]

2013’s Top 10 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 […]

Order Your Christmas Wine Early with a £20/€20 Voucher!

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Get your Christmas wine early and get £20/€20 off! Spend a minimum of £130/€150 after normal case discount between 1st November and 20th November and get £20/€20 off the value of your order. Voucher can be redeemed in store, over the phone or online.  Go to www.jnwine.com and enter code ‘xmas2013’ in the voucher code […]