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Archive: Sep 2015

More Awards for Kilikanoon

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4 Vicars Tasting Menu

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9th 10th OCTOBER The 4 Vicars Restaurant in Armagh will be holding tasting menu nights on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of October Each course will be paired with wines from JNWine For more information Phone:  4 Vicars : 02837 527772 Website: http://www.4vicars.com/

New Wines From An Old Favourite

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Domaine Gayda With a free falling, skydiving figure on the label, these wines represent a total freedom from the constraints of convention and a fresh perspective, and entirely free and unhampered approach to winemaking.  They’re not making wine from bananas and ageing them in coconut shells to make something mad and out of the box. […]

Boekenhoutskloof

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Although it dates back to 1776, the Boekenhoutskloof estate was restored by its present owners in 1993 and since then its’ wines have become some of the most sought after, not only in terms of South Africa but throughout the wine world. It was awarded Winery of the Year in John Platter’s influential guide of […]

A Star Producer in the Languedoc

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Château de Lascaux The Languedoc is a vast area under vine with a mind boggling number of producers and with the full range of quality levels from the very basic to the top notch.  Château de Lascaux is a well-respected domain very firmly at the quality end of the scale and has built up a […]

Leading The Pack In Lirac

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Joncier Marine Roussel is a dynamic and vivacious woman bringing a great deal of energy and passion to her craft.  She started working with her father in 1984 and has been bringing her energy and zest to this small domain ever since.  She attained organic certification in 2000 and biodynamic in 2011.  Domaine du Joncier […]

A Tuscan Treasure

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Morisfarms Situated in the southwest corner of Tuscany, this family-run organic farm produces super wines from the Sangiovese grape.  Tuscany’s most famous wines such as Chianti, Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino and Vino Nobile de Montepulciano are all also made from various different strains of the Sangiovese grape which is ideally suited to their individual terroirs. […]

Our Hero in Alsace

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Olivier Humbrecht is a scientist and a Master of Wine so when a man with these credentials gets involved with biodynamics people tend to sit up and take notice.  Biodynamic farming could be considered a bit ‘out there’ to put it mildly.  Planting and farming according to lunar cycles doesn’t sit easily with some people […]

Meet the Winemakers Annual Tasting Dublin & Belfast

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The date has been set, venues booked, winemakers’ flights are booked, and now it’s time to buy your tickets! We like to get winter off to a celebratory start by inviting our winemakers to Ireland. Luckily for us they are always very obliging. For those of you that have been to our annual tasting before […]

Introducing Jean Fournier

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Earlier this year James spent a few days in Burgundy foraging for new talent and this is one of the new growers we are really excited to start working with. “These are super wines from Marsannay; authentic Pinot Noir and top whites including a very good Aligoté unlike any other I have tasted.” James Nicholson Domaine […]

Top Winemaking at Reyneke

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Johan Reyneke is South Africa’s leading biodynamic viticulturist and currently the only certified biodynamic producer in the country.  He is also a keen surfer (which gives him extra points for bravery – there are sharks swimming in those waters!) as well as something of a martial arts expert, husband and father. His approach is a […]

Five Signs You Are Ready For a Cellar Plan

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1. You are spending more per bottle of wine and researching your purchases rather than buying on impulse. 2. You like the idea of investing a bit of spare cash on a wine which will be ready to drink in 10 years’ time. 3. You find yourself reading about wine online, particularly Robert Parker and […]