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The Discover Languedoc Roussillon Case

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This great case unveils the breadth of styles available throughout this intriguing region. Discover Languedoc-Roussillon Twelve Pack Price £96 / €142 Six Pack Price £51 / €75 A newcomer to our range, the La Combe Saint Roch Rouge is a wonderfully smooth and soft red, representing the more approachable style of wine you can get […]

Maison Ventenac

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The vineyards of Maison Ventenac lie in the foothills of the ‘Black Mountain’, north of Carcassonne. The climate here is an interesting mix of Mediterranean and Atlantic influences. Alain Maurel established his winery here in 1973, blending classic Bordeaux varieties with their Mediterranean cousins. His son-in law Olivier joined him in 2009, bringing new ideas to […]

An Introduction to Chardonnay

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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

By JN Wine |

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 […]

Burgundy on Fire!

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February, a busy month in the vineyards, with smoky fires raging throughout the whole of the Cote D’or. It’s an important time for pruning, with the burnt ashes ploughed back into the soil, securing the vines life circle, with a promise of spring just around the corner. It’s a wonderful and rewarding time to visit […]

Domaine Gaujal’s Picpoul de Pinet 2015

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From a family estate established since 1744, altogether 30 ha of vineyards, 12 ha devoted to the Picpoul. 100% Picpoul grape grows on soils containing a max of 54% pure limestone, the rest being calcareous clay. The vines are on average 45 years old, cared for the traditional way. Domaine Gaujal’s Picpoul de Pinet 2015 […]

Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2015, Central Otago, New Zealand

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My wine choices often vary according to my mood, the weather and what we are eating, but if  there is one grape variety I never tire of it has to be Pinot Noir. There’s something about the perfume and the texture that just keeps me coming back for more. So I would like to shine […]

What to try next if you love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has an enviable place in the market. From renowned names such as Cloudy Bay, Oyster Bay, Villa Maria and Brancott, the fresh, vibrant hits of gooseberries, passion fruit and grapefruit leap out of the glass offering instant gratification. It’s no wonder it is so popular at parties when it makes such […]