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Chateau St Jacques d’Albas

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Englishman Graham Nutter bought the Chateau Saint Jacques d’Albas estate in this picturesque corner of the Languedoc back in 2001 and immediately set about radically improving viticulture, revitalising the soils, introducing organic practices, reducing the yields, and cancelling all the cooperative contracts.  They set about converting the barn into a winery and the stables were […]

Spring Style Cases

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Banish those Winter Blues with our Spring Style Cases! Spring is in the air, the sun is starting to appear from behind the clouds, and as always, our thoughts have turned to wine! We’ve created some delicious new mixed cases to celebrate the changing of the seasons. These cases are designed around 4 wine styles […]

Mother’s Day Treats

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Of course our appreciation for mothers or motherly figures in our lives should not be restricted to one day a year. But Mothering Sunday gives us an excuse to show our appreciation to those who invest love, time and work into our families. Alongside the homemade cards and breakfast in bed there also room for […]

JN Gems – Everyday Treasures From Your Independent Wine Merchant

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JNWine have put together 12 bottles of our best value and most popular everyday drinking wines. Whether you are looking for a wine to enjoy by yourself, with friends or with food, this selection of 6 red and 6 white wines covers all your needs. That glass of wine at the end of the day […]

For The Love of Champagne!

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Whether Valentine’s Day is your thing or not, the very existence of a Champagne as good as this is something to be celebrated and if you love champagne as much as we do you don’t want to miss out on this special offer. Just until this weekend, you will receive a complimentary half bottle of […]

Tasty Tasting with Luis from Soalheiro

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In the hills of Melgaço lies one of the finest Alvarinho estates of all – Quinta de Soalheiro. Having fully converted to organic practices in recent years, the estate has been steadily building a reputation for producing the finest Alvarinhos in northern Portugal. When Jim first met with João and his son Luis he was impressed […]

Art, Wine & Food Event

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2016 Pourings From KC Fine Art and JN Wine Kathryn Callaghan lives and works in Co Down and creates work inspired by the beautiful world around her. Her work is created with a honey-like mix of ink and gel, which is poured freestyle onto the image surface.  Free from pencil marks, she intends to evoke […]

Finding Ninot

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Good Burgundy is like nothing else but following a few small harvests, we have seen prices rise to levels that puts it out of most people’s reach. This prompted us to look beyond the big names of the Cote d’Or and we set out on a quest to find a few dynamic young growers from […]

Red Letter Wines (Not Necessarily Red!)

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Have you already got a special date pencilled into the new diary? Maybe an engagement or is that big birthday is looming ever closer? Whether it’s an anniversary, reunion, next Christmas or just a long awaited get-together with friends, we will all be making plans for the future as we open our new diaries and […]

This year I am going to…learn about wine

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You don’t have to know a thing about wine to enjoy your usual glass. But gaining a little wine knowledge will heighten the enjoyment you get with every mouthful. Now, where to start? At the most basic level, talk to your local independent merchant! We love nothing more than someone coming to us and asking […]

Just Arrived: The sublime De Montille wines

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Just arrived: the sublime De Montille wines from some of Burgundy’s finest vineyards We are delighted to have secured an allocation of these sought-after and much admired Burgundies. Their hallmark is elegance and finesse and they come from some of the very best terroir on the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. Our first […]