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Top 10 value wines at JN

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Our Top 10 Wines Under £10 features ridiculously affordable and quaffable wines. Take advantage of the prices below before the latest duty increase and annual price review is implemented in mid May! Reds: Secateurs Red Blend 2009, South Africa £9.75 per bottle Full on, succulent wine which is full of energy & character – a […]

New to JN Wine, Chateau d’Agel

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Two new wines from the foot of the Montagne Noire and the Saint Jean de Minervois Plateau in the little commune of Agel. The white is a blend of Maccabeu,Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Muscat which produces a deliciously elegant, fruity and rich wine. The red is a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah and […]

Ten Euro Gift Voucher for you..

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Have a tenner from us – no strings attached. Simply shop online with us and enter the code “MAY12” in the Gift Voucher Code area of the payment screen at the checkout process and receive €10 off as well as our 10% case discount. Offer valid until May 31, 2012 for a single purchase of […]

Forthcoming Tastings at James Street South

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Along the banks of the Mediterranean Friday May 18th Come with us on a food and wine odyssey of the Med as we cruise from the mouth of the Rhone river eastwards to the vineyards of the Lebanon in the company of Sami Ghosn from Massaya vineyards in the Lebanon. We will be showing 6 […]

James Nicholson Reports From Bordeaux

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It’s primeur time again in Bordeaux and Sunday’s arrival is greeted with a sunny 22˚C and the promise of a warm week ahead. There are three visits on the agenda tonight with the first at the Grand Theatre in the centre of Bordeaux, surely one of the most stunning cities in Europe, a tasting with […]

Grand days at the Grands Jours de Bourgogne

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The Grands Jours de Bourgogne takes place every 2nd year and is a wonderful opportunity to taste the top producers’ wines from the last couple of vintages all together in one place. Judith and I were there for the Cote de Nuits event last Tuesday and the Beaune and surrounding area on the Wednesday. Tuesday […]

What’s Your Style?

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Finding a bottle of wine that you really like can feel like a bit of a lottery at times. There are so many countries, appellations, sub-regions, winemakers, grape varieties, vintages, brands and styles of wine available it’s sometimes hard to match what you’re looking for with the key words on the label that will point […]

Fine Wines Burgundy 2009 2010

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2009 was one of those exceptional years where virtually every region in France produced stunning wines. Burgundy was no exception. The quality of the 2010 vintage, on the other hand, came as more of a surprise as it was a year which presented many problems for the growers. At various times a combination of cooler-than-normal […]

Maria Elena Visits Achaval Ferrer

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Hi All So I visited Achaval Ferrer winery today, was fantastic. It was the first day of harvest and all hands on deck, picking, sorting and processing the grapes. Met Santiago Achaval himself whose hands were sticky with grapes getting stuck in to the hard work. We had a tour of the winery, given by […]

Fine Wines Rioja 2010

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BODEGAS ARTADI In our opinion Artadi’s wines are among the best currently available from Spain. The winemaking is modern and precise, allowing the quality of the fruit to shine through, yet never at the expense of finesse and complexity. Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle is a good friend of JN Wine and a frequent visitor […]

Fine Wines Rhone 2009 2010

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“This (2010) is a great vintage that comes close in quality to 2007 in the southern Rhône. Some producers think 2010 eclipses 2007 because of the wines’ vivid freshness and focus… I can’t remember a vintage so concentrated, powerful and rich that also has such zesty acidity.” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate November 2011 “…the 2010 […]

A Taste of Italy 29 March

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The Cookery School at James Street South with JN Wine will host a Taste of Italy: a tasting tour of the Italian Wine Regions and a light Italian themed forked supper. After a sparkling aperitif, Jane Boyce Master of Wine and Fine Wine Manager at JN Wine will guide you through 6 specially selected wines […]