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Fireside Treats #AskJN

By JN Wine |

Winter is sneaking up on us and as the temperatures drop, evenings by the fireside at home become ever more appealing. What could be a better accomapiment to such an evening than a glass or two of wine? For me, Winter evenings require a full bodied wine with heaps of flavour and texture. These are the […]

Need help with Corporate Gifts? #AskJN

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Christmas is a great time to say thank you to your most important clients, partners and staff and wine makes a great gift to show people your appreciation.  A gift of wine can be such a treat. We have a great range of wines from small, quality producers that you won’t see in supermarkets or […]

What Should I Buy For My Parents? #AskJN

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Parents are notoriously hard to buy for. What do you get for the people who have everything? We think we have it cracked with our Christmas Survival Kit! Christmas Survival Kit Christmas Survival Kit w/ Dessert Wine £65 / €99 Christmas Survival Kit w/ Port £65 / €99 A mixed case of 6 wines – […]

Top 12 Wines for Christmas

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You just can’t go wrong with our ‘top of the tree’ selection… This case includes a selection of our favourite wines from this year. They all offer something exceptional and interesting whether they are new to our range or one of our longstanding favourites. The perfect gift to delight any wine drinker this Christmas; or […]

Bodega Jesus Romero

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A very limited offer. Very occasionally I come across stunning winemaking efforts from virtually unknown wine regions.  A couple of months ago I tasted two wonderful wines from the Teruel region of Spain.  The vineyards are high in altitude (the highest in Spain) with the coldest winters and coolest summers and lie in the middle […]

Autumn Gold – Sauternes Revisited

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After the earliest harvest for years, Berenice Lurton is enjoying the rarity that is a quiet Autumn. The work is done, the grapes are in and she is absolutely delighted with both the quality and the quantity. So it seemed like a great opportunity to return to some of those great vintages of the past. […]

Festive Favourites

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This case contains a great selection of wines from around the world that we turn to time and time again for qaulity, value and sheer drinking pleasure. A superb selection that everyone will enjoy. Now you just need to decide if it will be a gift, or a little Christmas treat for yourself! Festive Favourites […]

Does All Wine Age?

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In a nutshell, the answer is no. It’s probably one of the most pervasive myths in the wine world that all wine either matures or at least remains drinkable indefinitely.  Wine doesn’t come with a use by date but perhaps it should.  Wine is a consumable foodstuff like any other and eventually goes off and […]

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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In 1985, Cloudy Bay released its first Sauvignon Blanc. 30 years on, as they launch their flagship 30th Anniversary vintage, they maintain the same devotion to quality and consistency that generated their success from their very first year. Cloudy Bay is the standard bearer for Marlborough and New Zealand when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. […]

The Old Way, The New Way, The Rioja way

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“The times they are a-changing” sang Bob Dylan in 1964.  Indeed, a sentiment that could be applied to many factors in life and of course, wine.  However, for the purposes of this piece lets imagine Bob was talking about the great Spanish wine of Rioja. Now, I don’t know if Bob Dylan was, or still […]

Rustenberg Estate Wine Dinner

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Wednesday 4th November James Street South The Barlow family purchased the Rustenburg vineyard in 1941 and Simon took over the running of the farm from his parents in 1987 building a new winery, replanting the estate which has resulted in the production of strong red and white wines based on classic varieties which have gained […]