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Category Archive: Wine in the Spotlight

New Additions to our Badenhorst Family

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This year has seen us celebrate some welcome new additions to our range of wines from Adi Badenhorst. Adi is one of the most refreshingly open and vibrant people you will ever meet.  He is the polar opposite of stuffy or pretentious and embodies the free spirited, convivial, work hard play hard mentality that might […]

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 […]

Just Arrived: The sublime De Montille wines

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Just arrived: the sublime De Montille wines from some of Burgundy’s finest vineyards We are delighted to have secured an allocation of these sought-after and much admired Burgundies. Their hallmark is elegance and finesse and they come from some of the very best terroir on the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. Our first […]

Bodega Jesus Romero

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A very limited offer. Very occasionally I come across stunning winemaking efforts from virtually unknown wine regions.  A couple of months ago I tasted two wonderful wines from the Teruel region of Spain.  The vineyards are high in altitude (the highest in Spain) with the coldest winters and coolest summers and lie in the middle […]

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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In 1985, Cloudy Bay released its first Sauvignon Blanc. 30 years on, as they launch their flagship 30th Anniversary vintage, they maintain the same devotion to quality and consistency that generated their success from their very first year. Cloudy Bay is the standard bearer for Marlborough and New Zealand when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. […]

More Awards for Kilikanoon

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Autumn Style Cases

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Autumn is rapidly approaching and as the temperatures drop, evenings by the fireside at home become ever more appealing and a delicious glass of wine will set the scene very nicely. Our latest style cases are just the thing to get your taste buds tingling. Each case is carefully selected to capture the essence of […]

New Arrival – Felton Road

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To say that JN was ecstatic at receiving the distribution for Felton Road earlier this year would be an understatement. The winery is located in Bannockburn, Central Otago, NZ; the most southernly wine growing region in the world. ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE “Felton Road’s Pinot Noirs are breakthrough efforts in New Zealand and compete […]

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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It’s a Cloudy Bay celebration with 15% off the bottle price for the entire weekend! We will even treat you to a taste if you pop down to the shop between 12 – 5pm on Saturday, and there might just be a bonus in store for shop customers… Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Bottle Price: […]

31 Days Of German Riesling – Meet the Wines

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To celebrate 31 days of German Riesling we have a selection of wines available with 15% off until the end of this month. For maximum enjoyment, have a look at our recipes for the ideal matches to these sensational wines. The JN Wine Team put their thinking caps on and created some recipes, just for […]

Just In – Kate Radburnd

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New Zealand has a fantastic reputation for top quality, varietal wines and this Kate Radburnd range encapsulates that singularity in a very approachable and easy to drink way. Varietal wines are made from a sinfle grape variety to fully express the unique character of the grape. The wines are all deliciously ripe and fruity, extremely […]

L’Etoile: A Star Is born

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As owners of the stellar Chateau Pavie Macquin and Vieux Chateau Certan, the Thienpont’s family reputation goes before them. So when they decided to make their own wine sourcing grapes from neighbouring vineyards in Lalande de Pomerol, the wine world took heed. On our recent trip to the En Primeur week in Bordeaux we made […]