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Odyssée 2018

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We at JN Wine are delighted to welcome a truly unique new addition to our portfolio in the form of ‘Odyssée’. This truly frontier-defying wine is a relatively new project by winemaker Pierre Graffeuille, director of Domaines Delon (which includes the iconic estates of Château Léoville-Las Cases, Clos du Marquis and Château Nenin – staples […]

Halloween Wines and Movie pairings!

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Who doesn’t have a watch list of classic scary movies to watch in October? Why not pair your watchlist with wines for maximum Halloween enjoyment? We have put together three classic movies and wine pairings Scream You need popcorn when watching Scream, if you don’t already have it, you will want some after the opening […]

Domaine de Cébène ‘À La Venvole’ 2020

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We at JN Wine are delighted to announce an exciting new addition to our portfolio in the form of ‘À La Venvole’, completing our collection of the much-lauded Domaine de Cébène range. Domaine de Cebene Faugeres A la Venvole 2020 Brigitte Chevalier is a vigneron that is very much en vogue with the wine intelligentsia […]

Pairing Wines with Curry

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It’s probably fair to assume that most of us reach for a cold lager when we are having Indian, and there definitely isn’t anything wrong with that. However, there are a few tips and tricks if you do fancy enjoying a glass of wine with your curry. Drier wines pair better with milder dishes, off-dry […]

Autumn Drinking at JN Wine

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There’s no denying that we are already well within the thralls of Autumn. The evenings are darkening ever-earlier and the leaves are relenting to the impending chill, and all-too-quickly Summer appears just as a fading reflection in the rear-view mirror of the year hurtling on. In these times of transition from light to shade it […]

Generation Grenache International Grenache Day at JN Wine

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Grenache, Garnacha, Garnatxa, Cannonau… whichever synonym you wish to refer to it by, this is a grape variety that we’re all likely to have come across frequently in one form or another throughout our wine experience. Be it as a majority component in the dependably crunchy, spicy red blends of the southern Rhône, to its […]

Danbury Ridge

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Wines that will rock the world! See our full range of Danbury Ridge wines here

Gin-tastic Cocktails!

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Gin is an incredibly versatile spirit, and is the basis for some of the original, classic cocktails, and can be used for so much more than and G&T (we love those too, of course!) See below for some suggestions for your next get together. JN French 75 30ml of Shortcross Citrus Drizzle Teaspoon of sugar […]

We’re going to need a bigger bottle or Why size matters…

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From the charming little split or quarter bottle to the colossal Nebuchadnezzar, wine is bottled and transported in a dizzying array of sizes and shapes.  Though when it comes to browsing our aisles for that perfect bottle of wine, most of us veer towards for the standard 750ml bottle. However, sometimes going for that bigger […]

Christmas Wine Blog 2020

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Well, what a year. From Friday 13th March to date seems to have lasted a lot longer than 8 months. If ever we needed an excuse to treat ourselves at Christmas, this is the year to do it. I’ve chosen 3 reds, 3 whites, a sparkler and a Champagne which should cover all eventualities over […]

Celebrating Loire Valley Wine

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France’s Loire Valley has been, for many years, an underrepresented and underappreciated producer of some of France’s most unique wines. With the notable exception of Sancerre on the high end of the scale and Muscadet on the arguably, lower end, demand for wines from the Loire has never quite hit the peaks of Bordeaux, the […]

Bordeaux 2019: The Lockdown Vintage

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Normally I have the great joy of travelling the roads of Bordeaux in early April. I think this is only the second vintage I have missed since 1983. It’s one of the most exciting tasting experiences annually travelling from Right to Left bank, sometimes tasting up to 150 wines each day, usually an 8.30am start […]