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Category Archive: Old World Wine

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 […]

Michele Biancardi – Autumn Offers

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Michele Biancardi crafts his wines in the cellar that his greatgrandparents built over 100 years ago. We first shipped two wines from him last summer (you may already be familiar with  the Solo Fiano and Uno Piu Uno?) and these proved so popular that we have expanded the range. The vineyard is fully organically certified, […]

Essential Italians with 15% off!

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This Autumn we are showcasing a selection of Italy wines, with weekly tastings and at least 15% off! Download our brochure below for more info.   Essential Italian ROI  ( € ) Essential Italian ( £ )

Discover The Wines Of The Ribera del Duero

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If you fancy venturing into the Ribera Duero region of Spain we have two world-class producers to get you started. Like Rioja, Tempranillo is the grape of choice but the wines are generally bigger in character and flavour! Pesquera Crianza 2012 Bottle Price: £19.50 / €25.99 Offer Price £16.60 / €22.95 Throughout his lifetime winemaker […]

Broaden Your Wine Horizons

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The North-West of Spain is home to a new wave of red and white wines. Dominio de Tares Baltos 2013, Bierzo Bottle Price: £11.50 / €17.35 Offer Bottle Price: £9.77 / €14.75  Baltos is made from the Mencía grape. The vines here are very old which gives the wine a wonderful depth. Smooth juicy red […]

Spanish Summer Spectacular – Albariño

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The rugged north-west of Spain produces top quality white wines from the grape called Albariño. This grape type can produce variety of style ranging from light and zesty to honeyed and rich. Here are our two favourite wineries in the area. Pazo De Senorans Albarino 2015 Bottle Price: £15.99 / €22.95 Offer Price: £13.59 / […]

Soalheiro Awarded 94 Points!

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The team at JN Wine have been avid fans of Quinta de Soalheiro since they first arrived on our shores in 2013, so it was no surprise when Mark Squires ofeparker.com awarded the new 2015 vintage of Soalheiro Alvarinho 94 points. The Soalheiro Allo 2015 did not go unnoticed with Julia Harding ofjancisrobinson.com having wonderful words to share. Soalheiro Allo […]

It’s Back! Chocolate Block 2014!

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Please form an orderly queue ladies and gentlemen; the latest vintage of The Chocolate Block is back at JN Wine! We know how many of you can’t get enough of The Chocolate Block’s smooth and velvety texture, ripe red fruit characters and that vanilla/chocolate finish. It means we always sell out before our next allocation […]

#SpanishWineWeek

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The inaugural Spanish Wine Week is designed for keen foodies and wine lovers to feel the passion and learn more about Spanish wines. We have put together two cases consisting of some of our favourite Spanish wines, to give you a flavour of what this wonderful country has to offer – at a discounted price! […]

La Jasse Cellar Door is open

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Once a year, just before the wine is bottled, we have the opportunity to offer our customers the chance to reserve some of our annual allocation of the new vintage at Domaine de la Jasse! Until the 30th April 2016, you have the rare opportunity to reserve some of what is probably one of La […]