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Archive: Dec 2013

Last Order Dates for Christmas Delivery

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Mainland GB – Monday 16 December Northern Ireland Tuesday 17 December (Fermanagh, Tyrone, Lisburn, Hillsborough, Dromore, N Belfast, Ballymena, Ballycastle) Wednesday 18 December (Derry, North Antrim coast, Warrenpoint, Newry, Banbridge, Newcastle, Castlewellan) Thursday 19 December (Belfast & suburbs, Holywood, Bangor & North Down) ROI – Wednesday 18 December

Christmas Opening Hours at JN

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Wednesday 25 December – Closed Thursday 26 December – Closed Friday 27 December – Open 10am – 7pm Saturday 28 December – Open 10am – 7pm Sunday 29 December – Closed Monday 30 December – Open 10am – 7pm Tuesday 31 December – Open 10am – 7pm Wednesday 1 January – Closed Thursday 2 January […]

Matching Wine with Turkey this Christmas

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Choosing the wines to go with your Christmas dinner is a tricky enough affair when you take into consideration all the different flavours on your plate.  Turkey itself is quite easy going – whites with a bit of richness and reds that aren’t too tannic or heavy are what you need.  It’s all the side […]

Winter Cases by Style

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Winter is sneaking up on us and as the temperatures drop, evenings by the fireside at home become ever more appealing and a delicious glass of wine will set the scene very nicely!  Our latest style cases are just the thing to get your taste buds tingling. Each case is carefully selected to capture the […]

Rhone 2012 En Primeur at JN Wine

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We decided not to make a Rhone  2011 En Primeur  offer, as we did not feel the vintage warranted it. 2012, however, we are pleased to report, tells a very different story. “As always travelling in the Rhone valley in early March with the promise of Spring is one my highlights of the travelling year. […]

Christmas Essentials

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A selection of delicious wines from our ‘Christmas Essentials’ mixed case will be open to taste for FREE this Saturday at JN This carefully chosen selection is designed to remove some of the stress of your Christmas preparations. Two sparklers are included to get the proceedings off to a flyer – JN’s own-label sparkling wine […]

European Classics

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A wine tour of Europe, highlighting some of the best wines it has to offer. The case is made up of a mix of established JN favourites and a batch of relative newcomers. The classic regions are represented with Spain’s Rioja, France’s Rhône and Loire, Italy’s Marches and Valpolicella regions and Portugal’s Alentejo all presenting […]

Everyday Drinking

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Six reds and 6 whites representing some of our best value everyday-drinking wines. From the full-bodied Torrelongares red Garnacha from Spain to Chile’s deliciously soft Aroma Merlot and Languedoc’s sturdy red blend from St Jean Cépages du Sud, the reds are fruity and flavoursome. The fresh, lively and moreish whites are represented by Spain’s Torrelongares […]

Celebrate Christmas in style with something sparkling…

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Celebrations and Champagne are the perfect partners; it’s deeply engrained in our culture to raise a glass of something sparkling when we’re making a toast.  Even the rigmarole around opening the bottle is part of the excitement – loosening the cage, the pop of the cork, the pressure of trying not to let the wine […]