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Category Archive: Wine at Christmas

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 […]

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 […]

Staff Picks Christmas 2018

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It’s that time of year again and we have some delicious wines to help you get through the festive season! Aidan Chateau Leconte Marquey 2015 Christmas is a great time to break out the Bordeaux, and at only £15.95 from the exceptional 2015, this one tops my list for dinner parties over the festive period! […]

Christmas has arrived at JN Wine

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We are thrilled that our 2018 Christmas Brochure has landed. Browse our collection of favourite wines from 2018, including handpicked selections by James Nicholson and Jane Boyce MW. We have all the cases you love; our Festive Favourites, our ever popular duo gift packs, as well as a range of new custom made cases. Perfect […]

Christmas Wine

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Tradition dictates that since Victorian times, Turkey is the festive favourite gracing the tables across the land.  But what is the traditional wine to be served to accompany this feast? Like most poultry, turkey is middle-weight and not especially powerfully flavoured, with a low-fat content and prone to long cooking periods these factors are worth […]

Wine Pairing With Fruit Puddings? #AskJN

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Since over-indulgence is a recurring theme over the Christmas period, it is highly likely that most of us will not be content with one pudding on Christmas day but will offer a second with the rather limp excuse that it is to satisfy those who don’t like the traditional plum pudding!! The golden rule when […]

What Should I Pair With Christmas Pudding? #AskJN

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It’s the 25th December and it’s that time of the day, when you couldn’t possibly eat another morsel or drink another drop, and someone puts in front of you a plate of warm Christmas pudding with a big dollop of brandy butter. Oh go on. And while you’re at it you may as well wash […]

The Best Wine For Chocolate Puddings? #AskJN

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Christmas pudding, mince pies and trifle are not for everyone when it comes to the sweet end of Christmas desert indulgence.  Surely everyone likes chocolate though, and surely chocolate versions of these classics could convert the hordes of naysayers. The usual candidates (Port, Sauternes etc.) this time of year will certainly work well with a […]

Going to a Christmas party and not sure what to bring? #AskJN

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Looking for something special to bring to the hosts of a Christmas party? Sparkling wine is celebratory and festive and joyful. A magnum of sparkling wine is exponentially more exciting and a fantastic way to kick off a party.  This one comes from a brilliant producer in the Loire Valley in France.  It’s dry, elegant, […]