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Archive: Mar 2017

An Introduction to Chardonnay

By JN Wine |

Chardonnay is the most widely-planted grape variety in the world, yet, unfortunately, not always the most popular. Quite polarising in fact. For me personally, it up there as one of my favourites – extremely versatile, it comes in many guises – cool, crisp and lean; rich and ripe with juicy fruit, full of texture and […]

Explore Languedoc – Roussillon

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In the not-too-distant past, Languedoc – Roussillon was the obvious choice as a source of copious amounts of cheap wine to impress the neighbours over the fondue.  Now, thanks to winemakers being encouraged to innovate and experiment, this vast wine region is home to some of the most exciting wines to be found anywhere in […]

An Exclusive Gin Experience with Shortcross Gin

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We are so excited to have Shortcross gin joining us in the tasting room to teach us about the intricacies of gin production – and what makes a fabulous gin and tonic! Tickets are available to buy online here, in-store, or give us a call on 02844 830091.

Love Chateauneuf? Don’t miss our new kid on the block, Gadagne!

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If you love the full, bold flavours of Chateauneuf du Pape but consider it beyond your budget for the average  wet weekend, then meet our new arrival, Gadagne (pronounced Gad-an-ye). The similarities abound: region? Southern Rhone, Grape varieties? Mainly Grenache with Syrah and Mourvedre, Terroir? Large pebbles known as “galets”. Even the name – Chateauneuf […]

Domaine Gayda’s Flying Solo Collection

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Recently arrived at JN Wine, and the perfect accompaniment to a dreary Winter weekend; the flying solo range from Domaine Gayda is sure to impress. As with all of the Domaine’s wines, they deliver extraordinary value for money, and an interesting story to boot. The team at Domaine Gayda introduced the Flying Solo collection to celebrate […]