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Join Us For The Launch Of Our New JN Sparkling Label!

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It’s celebration time at JN Wine! We have triumphed at the prestigious International Wine Challenge Awards, winning the ‘Regional Merchant of the Year’ title for Northern Ireland at the glittering ceremony in London. The victory marks a record 24 wins for this Crossgar-based retailer at the IWC event, which is widely acknowledged as the Oscars […]

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 […]

A Fine, Future Cellar of Wine

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Bordeaux 2015: a fine, future cellar of wine for under £800 Take your first steps into the world of fine wine without breaking the bank! I have selected 4 cases from across the length and breadth of Bordeaux which will offer great drinking from when they arrive here in 2018 right through to 2035. For […]

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 / […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Forget socks or a tacky tie for this year’s Father’s Day gift and pick something your dad will actually want. And more importantly LOVE. The Chocolate Block 2014 MGM Bottle Price: £39.95 / €55.99 Case Bottle Price:  £35.96 / €50.39 The Chocolate Block is a perpetual favourite with staff and customers alike here at JN.  All […]

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 […]

Italian Food and Wine with Paula McIntyre

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Friday 10th June Italian food and wine with Paula McIntyre and Jane Boyce MW In this NI year of Food and Drink, JN Wine is teaming up with local NI food ambassador and cookery expert Paula McIntyre for what promises to be a wonderful summer evening of food and wine. Paula is well known for […]

Bordeaux 2015 – First Releases

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As the first price releases of the 2015 Vintage start to emerge from the turrets of Bordeaux, we have made our initial purchases on your behalf! Chateau Puygueraud, Bordeaux Cotes de Francs 12 bottle case £112 / €139 Nicolas Thienpont’s Chateau Puygueraud consistently offers some of the best quality/prix in Bordeaux and this vintage is […]