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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 […]

Wine Pairing With Fruit Puddings? #AskJN

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Since over-indulgence is a recurring theme over the Christmas period, it is highly likely that most of us will not be content with one pudding on Christmas day but will offer a second with the rather limp excuse that it is to satisfy those who don’t like the traditional plum pudding!! The golden rule when […]

What Should I Pair With Christmas Pudding? #AskJN

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It’s the 25th December and it’s that time of the day, when you couldn’t possibly eat another morsel or drink another drop, and someone puts in front of you a plate of warm Christmas pudding with a big dollop of brandy butter. Oh go on. And while you’re at it you may as well wash […]

Is 2016 your year for becoming more adventurous with your wine choices?

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It’s a natural temptation to stick with the wines you know and love.  It saves time, money, and potential disappointment but it can also get a bit restrictive.  Do you ever get the sneaky feeling you’re missing out on something or maybe those old favourites are less appealing than they once were?  Maybe it’s time […]

The Best Wine For Chocolate Puddings? #AskJN

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Christmas pudding, mince pies and trifle are not for everyone when it comes to the sweet end of Christmas desert indulgence.  Surely everyone likes chocolate though, and surely chocolate versions of these classics could convert the hordes of naysayers. The usual candidates (Port, Sauternes etc.) this time of year will certainly work well with a […]

Going to a Christmas party and not sure what to bring? #AskJN

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Looking for something special to bring to the hosts of a Christmas party? Sparkling wine is celebratory and festive and joyful. A magnum of sparkling wine is exponentially more exciting and a fantastic way to kick off a party.  This one comes from a brilliant producer in the Loire Valley in France.  It’s dry, elegant, […]

Hunting for a gift for a Christmas engagement? #AskJN

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Champagne is always a well-received gift and an engagement is a celebratory event that merits something special. Give this to the happy couple to enjoy over a quiet dinner à deux.  This is gorgeous – it is proper champagne, well-balanced and smooth, not at all acidic and because it’s rosé it has very gentle, soft […]

Need an Impressive Gift for your Boss? #AskJN

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You’ll need something to impress for the boss.  It’s a good idea to choose a wine from a prestigious appellation so that she or he will know you’ve chosen quality even if they don’t know much about wine.  Our producers are all small scale, hands on, top quality growers that elevate the wines to the […]

Searching for teacher gifts? #AskJN

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Hunting for something lovely to thank the people responsible for shaping the minds of your precious charges?  They can relax over a glass of this warming wintry red whilst doing the marking in front of the fire and feel ever so grateful to you! Condado de Haza Crianza, Spain Bottle Price: €22.99 / £15.99 Case […]

Cheese & Wine

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Cheese and wine…cheese with wine…  One of the highlights of the festive food calender is cheese and wine. In 2015 we are privileged to have at the end of our knives a selection of cheese that our parents would never thought possible. With that comes the task of finding the right wine to complement. We […]

JN Wine in the Press

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So you want to collect fine wine? Jane Boyce – Sunday Business Post 6.12.15 Becoming a wine connoisseur is easy with Master of Wines Jane Boyce. James Nicholson Wine Host Tasting – ShelfLife.ie 30.10.15 ‘Informal and informative’ wine tasting event stresses that you don’t need to be an expert to attend!