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Archive: Jun 2015

Just In – Kate Radburnd

By JN Wine |

New Zealand has a fantastic reputation for top quality, varietal wines and this Kate Radburnd range encapsulates that singularity in a very approachable and easy to drink way. Varietal wines are made from a sinfle grape variety to fully express the unique character of the grape. The wines are all deliciously ripe and fruity, extremely […]

L’Etoile: A Star Is born

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As owners of the stellar Chateau Pavie Macquin and Vieux Chateau Certan, the Thienpont’s family reputation goes before them. So when they decided to make their own wine sourcing grapes from neighbouring vineyards in Lalande de Pomerol, the wine world took heed. On our recent trip to the En Primeur week in Bordeaux we made […]

Award Winning Sparkling Wines Announced!

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The 2015 International Wine Challenge winners have just been announced and these sparkling wines are newly adorned with their medals. JN Sparkling – Commended £11.99 / €22.99 Case Price £10.79 / €20.69 Made especially for us at JN by Bouvet-Ladubay, the second oldest producer of sparkling wine in Saumur. The company works with over 120 local […]

A taste of La Dolce Vita

By JN Wine |

It might be because they remind us of holidays or it might be that Italian wines (whites in particular) are somehow just right for summer drinking. Italy has a plethora of tasty white varieties that you rarely see anywhere else. They are generally speaking dry, fruity, fresh and quite gentle – perfect for that slower […]

Just Arrived – Felton Road

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We are delighted to announce that our first Felton Road wine has just arrived. These are arguably the best wines being produced today in NZ but more than that, they are simply some of the best Pinot Noirs in the world. Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate “Felton Road’s Pinot Noirs are breakthrough efforts in New […]

From The Garden of France

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France’s Loire Valley is a real treasure trove of wines that capture the essence of summer.  The whites are fresh, crisp and fruity without being too full – Muscadet, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc are the important white grapes here.  The reds are lighter and have lovely fresh acidity and soft summer fruit flavours.  Pinot […]

Summer Mailing & 15% Discount

By JN Wine |

We are delighted to present this years summer brochure. We have put together a selection of wines that we feel make excellent summer drinking, some are new and some are classics that can’t be ignored. And as a special summer treat we are offering 15% discount on purchases of 12 x 75cl bottles or more until […]

Villa Wolf Tasty Tasting

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Villa Wolf is owned by Dr E. Loosen, one of Germany’s best winemakers. This estate in the Pfalz region is managed by winemaking couple Sumi Gebauer and Patrick Moellendorf who were both apprentices of Ernie at one time or another. This talented duo are doing great things with the Villa Wolf range and we are […]