It’s celebration time at JN Wine! We have triumphed at the prestigious International Wine Challenge Awards, winning the ‘Regional Merchant of the Year’ title for Northern Ireland at the glittering ceremony in London. The victory marks a record 24 wins for this Crossgar-based retailer at the IWC event, which is widely acknowledged as the Oscars of the global wine industry, recognising excellence, expertise and passion for wine.

Naming JN Wines ‘Regional Merchant of the year’, IWC judges commented on the company’s endeavours, mentioning “..stunning list complemented by some very good events. An impressive shop environment with a strong online presence. They are not standing still but moving with the times, including reinventing their members club.”

To celebrate the landmark win, we are reintroducing the hugely popular JN Sparkling, with an incredible, specially commissioned piece of art by local artist Kathryn Callaghan, the “Firework Flower” on the label.

The sparkling is made exclusively for James Nicholson by Bouvet-Ladubay, the second oldest producer of sparkling wine in Saumur. A high proportion of Chenin Blanc lends this sparkler a lovely richness and lots of ripe apple and white floral flavours with a hint of honey. You have the chance to sample it for yourself at a tasting event in the Crossgar store on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July.

From Wednesday the 20th of July to Tuesday the 26th buy 5 bottles of JN Sparkling and recieve a 6th bottle free!

JN Sparkling                          JN Sparkling Rose

JN Sparkling Tasting

Where: JN Wine, Crossgar

When: Friday 22nd of July & Saturday 23rd of July

Joining us for the launch of our new sparkling label, will be Kathryn Callaghan, the artist behind our firework flower. Kathryn will be at the store to meet tasters between 12 and 1pm on Saturday 23rd, and will be displaying some pieces from her brand new dancers collection. The artwork will be in store on Friday and Saturday.