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Red Wines for Christmas Lunch

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The festive season is well and truly underway and as the “big day” draws closer there’ll be some that will, in the midst of the frenzied preparation, nevertheless still find time to consider the all-important vinous accompaniments to the occasion with utmost seriousness and scrutiny.  If the Christmas lunch is to serve a purposeful simulacrum […]

Christmas Day Wines all wrapped up

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Things are beginning to heat up here at JN Wine. The festive season is approaching and to distract us from how cold it is in the warehouse, we’re starting to think about our own vinous requirements once the madness subsides and we can relax with our friends and family, a glass in hand . Great […]

Top 5 Christmas Wine Gifts

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As December 25th edges ever closer the annual debacle of what to buy everyone for Christmas continues. We believe the gift of wine is special because it can conjure memories and help create new memories with every bottle and that is crucial during the festive season. To help tick a few people off your list […]

New arrivals – Leitz Alcohol-Free Wines

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We are thrilled to have new arrivals Leitz Alcohol- Free wines now available in store. Times have changed and so have our lifestyles; whether you’re committed to being more health conscious, needing to be the designated driver, calorie counting or an expectant mother, now we have a great alternative drink – EINS-ZWEI-ZERO range of alcohol-free […]

Trip to Champagne by Richard Reeve

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Back in June Richard from the JN team travelled to Champagne, this is the diary of the vineyards he visited and the wines they tasted.   Wednesday 19th June 2019 Arriving at Paris Beauvais we were delighted to find the weather a distinct improvement to what we had left in Dublin. It was warm and […]

An Introduction to Germany by Alex Johnson

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An Introduction to Germany by Alex Johnson The wines of Germany have been unfairly maligned and often ignored altogether by some wine drinkers in the UK and Ireland in recent decades. The hangover of cheap, uninspiring, semi-sweet plonk that proliferated in the 1970s and 80s has left a somewhat sickly taste in the mouth of […]

Bordeaux Deconstructed by Jane Boyce MW

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Bordeaux: the name is synonymous with red wine and yet so many wine lovers would tell you they find it just too complicated, unpredictable and expensive and that they tend to look elsewhere when it comes to making their wine choices. So, let’s see if we can simplify things. Bordeaux is the name of a […]

JN Wine Expands Portfolio

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JN Wine Expands Growing UK & Ireland Portfolio with Acquisition of Independent London Wine Retailer   We are delighted to announce that we have acquired independent wine retailer, Highbury Vintners, in a move that will expand our award-winning company’s footprint in the UK and Ireland market. This carefully considered acquisition, based primarily on fit and a […]

South African Wine Promotion

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With a number of great South African wine makers travelling over to the UK for WineFest South Africa this weekend, we thought it only right to join in and celebrate with a South African promotion in store and online. For three days we will be discounting South African wines by 15% on selected ranges. Pop […]

Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of your Wine

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Enjoying your wine may seem simple but we’ve put together five top tips to help you make the most of your wine. These things can really make a difference and take your wine to the next level, why not give them a try?   1.Temperature It is a bit of a generalisation, but in the […]

Is there wine in Wine Gums?

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Before we answer the burning question, the question on everyone’s lips, or should that be in their mouth – do Wine Gums contain wine? We should add a little dusting of mystery to proceedings. In 2009 a shop in Cambridgeshire denied a schoolboy the right to purchase these delicious confectionery goods.  Supposedly he was ‘underage’, with the […]

Dönnhoff Visit: Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th June 2019

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About this time two weeks ago I was fast asleep aboard a minibus headed for the village of Oberhausen; a languid, bucolic settlement nestled between rocky outcrops and steep hillsides on a forested bend of the river Nahe – slap bang in the middle of the small but well-renowned German wine region of the same […]