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Archive: Jul 2014

In the Press: Finca Montepedroso Rueda

By JN Wine |

For wine lovers there is an insatiable thirst to find delicious new wines to add to our repertoire.  Summer does drive this quest in a particular direction – fresh, crisp whites with lots of flavour fit the bill perfectly and this white Rueda is just the ticket.  We’ve seen something of a revolution in white […]

JN Does It Again!

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JN was recently named ‘Regional Merchant of the Year’ for Northern Ireland at the prestigious International Wine Challenge Awards in London. This marks a record 22 wins for JN Wine in the competition and caps a vintage year for us so far! The awards ceremony, now in its 31st year, is widely accepted as the […]

Try It Now And Thank Us Later

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White port and tonic? I first heard of the idea when a keen Portuguese wine drinker mentioned it to me at a tasting event, and I politely nodded my head in agreement while trying to hide my bafflement at the unusual combination. More fool me – it is now my summer drink of choice! Although […]

Gorgeous Grenache

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Character Grenache is an appealing sort of a grape.  It has lovely fruit character, it is medium bodied and it has soft tannins and a juicy texture.  The flavour of Grenache is usually in the red fruit category – red cherries, red plums, strawberry and so on.  In terms of texture, it’s sort of plump […]