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Wines with that Holiday Vibe

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Wine has a sense of place and has the ability to transport you to its origin, to the land on which the grapes grew and to the people who harvested the grapes, pressed them and saw the finished product through to its bottle. And then that bottle ends up in your kitchen here in sunny […]

Tokaji’s time to shine

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Tokaji is one of those wine styles you learn about on wine courses and read about in books but perhaps have never encountered face to face. Well, now’s your chance as this month’s newest arrival is a Hungarian classic with a modern twist. Up until now the JN taste team have barely ventured further east […]

Guilty Pleasures: Fine Wine and Fast Food by the JN Staff

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How nice would it be to eat out every night of the week, sipping on fine wine and over indulging on expertly prepared food? Unfortunately, for the majority of us, this is not an option. Sometimes, life gets in the way and plans fall through and most of us have to make do. Fear not, […]

Which Rosé Wine?

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Food and Wine Pairings to celebrate National Rosé Day on the 10th of June. This is a great time of year to explore the exciting world of Rosé wine. And by Rosé wine, I mean “proper” Rosé wine; the clean, crisp and, most importantly, dry styles of Rosé that pair wonderfully with so many types […]

Art, Wine & Food Event

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2016 Pourings From KC Fine Art and JN Wine Kathryn Callaghan lives and works in Co Down and creates work inspired by the beautiful world around her. Her work is created with a honey-like mix of ink and gel, which is poured freestyle onto the image surface.  Free from pencil marks, she intends to evoke […]

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 […]

Cheese & Wine

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Cheese and wine…cheese with wine…  One of the highlights of the festive food calender is cheese and wine. In 2015 we are privileged to have at the end of our knives a selection of cheese that our parents would never thought possible. With that comes the task of finding the right wine to complement. We […]

What Wine should I pair with Nut Roast? #AskJN

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If there’s a vegetarian around your Christmas table there is most likely a nut roast too. And even if you’re a carnivore it’s not be overlooked, it can be a great accompaniment to your meal; it complements the meat and vegetables nicely, rich in flavour and texture. But what to wash it down with? Recipes […]

What Should I Drink At Christmas With Smoked Salmon? #AskJN

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You know what, you can keep your turkey and sprouts on Christmas day!  Leave me with a nice piece of smoked salmon, some fine, local wheaten bread and butter and a good bottle of Champagne and I am a very happy girl. Smoked salmon is a great food for wine matching. Needless to say it […]

What Wine should I drink with Turkey/Goose? #AskJN

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Christmas time, mistletoe and wine… as the song proclaims.  Though what would Sir Cliff be having with his festive turkey, well if he shopped with JN the choices would be abundant and lovingly paired. Tradition dictates that since Victorian times, Turkey is the festive favourite gracing the tables across the land.  But what is the […]