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Category Archive: Wine in the Spotlight

Low Alcohol Wines

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What are low alcohol wines? We are seeing a small but growing trend of people seeking wines lower in alcohol. If you are trying to ease off on the alcohol consumption for health reasons, looking for something light to bring to the lunch-time table, or just want to lower the chances of a sore head […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quinta de la Rosa Tinto 2014, Douro, Portugal

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Long famous as the source of sweet port wine, the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal, is now also renowned for its fine, rich unfortified wines, both red and white. Port wine in the traditional sense of the word may be viewed as the most seasonal of festive drinks, but the enjoyment does not need to […]

The ‘Welcome to JN Wine’ Case

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This selection has been chosen to showcase just a small selection of wines from our vast portfolio. We love any excuse to celebrate the great winemakers we are proud to work with – and sharing their skills with you is our favourite way! We’ll be featuring a variety of great value mixed cases throughout the year, chosen by the team at […]

Dominio de Tares – Godello La Sonrisa

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Ever since Dominio de Tares joined the JN Wine portfolio in 2013, they have been firm favourites with customers and staff alike. Situated in Bierzo – one of the most talked about wine regions of Spain – they are one of the area’s most widely respected producers. Using only traditional grape varieties, in tandem with […]

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 […]

100 Awesome Wines 2016

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The Association of Wine Educators UK has included two of our wines in their 100 AWESOME Wines 2016. Monfil Garnacha 2014 Bottle Price: £7.85 / €12.50 Case Bottle Price: £7.07 / €11.25) “At under £10 a bottle, this juicy red punches well above its weight. Lots of ripe red berries and a hint of dried […]

Celebrate Chardonnay Day!

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May 21st is National Chardonnay Day & we want to help you celebrate with 15% off some of our most popular Chardonnays. Long gone are the days when ‘Chardonnay’ was looked upon as a bad word. The varietal is going from strength to strength; and with good cause! Chardonnay is an extemely diverse white wine […]