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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 […]

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 […]

What to try next if you love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has an enviable place in the market. From renowned names such as Cloudy Bay, Oyster Bay, Villa Maria and Brancott, the fresh, vibrant hits of gooseberries, passion fruit and grapefruit leap out of the glass offering instant gratification. It’s no wonder it is so popular at parties when it makes such […]

An Introduction to Malbec

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Malbec is a thick-skinned red wine grape that originated in France. It was primarily used for blending in the Bordeaux region but due to it’s poor resistance to bad weather and pests it never truly flourished. Grown in the Cahors region of France the grape has characteristics of being a savoury wine with good tannins, and flavours […]

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 […]

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, […]

Discover Umani Ronchi

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Wine from the Marches area often comes as a surprise to the wine drinker as it is one of the lesser known regions. Both whites and reds from the area offer excellent value for money without compromising on the quality. One of our favourite producers, Umani Ronchi, has all bases covered! Umani R. Montepulciano D’Abruzzo […]

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 ( £ )