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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 […]

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 […]