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Why Not Join Our Club?

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Why not join our club ? As a JN Club member you receive a mixed case of wine every second month so you always have a bottle of wine in the rack for when the mood strikes you. We select the wines for our cases to encompass a broad range of styles from all across […]

Henry’s Drive, Padthaway Australia

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Henrys Drive is a new range to us at JN Wine and we recently had the pleasure of a visit from Renae at our Crossgar shop a few months ago. Renae was utterly charming and down to earth and we really enjoyed hearing about the wines and the property. Henrys Drive is named after Henry […]

Wine Events February and March

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BORDEAUX DINNER FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest wines any region in the world has to offer and Balloo House have chosen a few of the best for this dinner. Each dish created by Balloo House chef Danny Millar is accompanied by a carefully selected wine. To reserve a table, Please call […]

Wine Spectator Top 100

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We are delighted that five of our producers were ranked in The Wine Specatotors top 100. Two of the standout wines with top scores. Moulin-a-vent Domaine La Tour du Bief from Vincent Girardin scored 92 points. Vincent Girardin acquired the La Tour du Bief estate in September, 2010. Established in the Middle Ages in the […]

The Chocolate Block 2010

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BOTTLE PRICE = £17.95 / CASE PRICE = £16.16 CASE = 12 BOTTLES *** The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend – While Boekenhoutskloof are not about to reveal all, we can say that the style of the wine is a reflection of […]

Boekenhoutskloof, The Story of The Seven Chairs

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Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for making fine furniture. The Boekenhoutskloof label features seven chairs; amongst them the country-style split splat chair made in the neo-classical style with a shouldered top rail and thonged seat from the late 18th century. Then there’s the Sandveld chair that has two back rails and […]

New Mixed Case Selection at JN Wine

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Light and Fresh A mixed case (of 12) containing 8 different wines carefully selected by style. Perfect for those who like fresh, light, fruity white wines who may be keen to find some new favourites. The wines are from all over the world to showcase the grape varieties and regions that are best suited to […]

If you like Sauvignon Blanc, why not try…

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Sauvignon Blanc is an extremely popular wine and so easy to like – especially when first starting to drink wine. It’s crisp and fresh and zingy with a really appealing nose, the taste flows on seamlessly, there are no hard edges and you don’t have to wait for it to mature. Even at the cheaper […]

Maria Elena’s Tuscany Blog

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Meet Maria Elena Lugea – the new JN apprentice who beat more than 100 applicants to become the second person to secure a trainee position with James Nicholson Wine Merchant. Maria Elena who is 24, hails from Newcastle, Co Down and is a graduate from Queens University impressed us with her her palate and passion […]

Italian Evening at Ghan House, Wednesday 2 November

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Wednesday 2nd November 7.30 for 8.00 pm 5 courses & wine €60 pp Accommodation and breakfast at €55 per person (Booking recommended) Georgetta – from Rocca delle Macie vineyard, Chianti, Italy will guide you through a selection of wines carefully selected to compliment the fine foods served at Ghan House, Carlingford. Canapés on arrival James […]

Amongst the Best in the UK and Ireland

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James Nicholson Wine Merchant are delighted to have clinched the award for NI Regional Merchant the Year 2011 and a place as one of Britain and Ireland’s best independent specialists at the prestigious International Wine Challenge Awards ceremony which took place in London on 6 September. The competition, judged by a panel of international experts […]

Finca Montepedroso Rueda 2010 New to JN Wine

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Bodega Monte Pedroso is a small family bodega (winery) set up in 2000 which is dedicated to crafting wines of fine and high quality. The bodega is situated in a village called La Seca, located in the province of Valladolid within the Rueda Controlled Name of Origin. The Rueda name includes terrains spanning the provinces […]