Close XX

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to use the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more.

UK
028 4483 0091
ROI
1890 66 77 99

 

Choosing the right wine

 

 

With so much choice it’s hard to know what to go for when browsing the shelves of your local wine merchant or supermarket so here are some of tips to help your buying decision. 

Step 1: Ignore the fancy logo!

It’s very easy to get sucked in by a fancy label (even if it would get lots of likes on Instagram), but more often than not this is the only exciting thing about the wine. You’re better off checking the back label for a description of the grape varieties it contains, or production methods.

 

Step 2: Avoid Waffle

 Avoid wines with waffley descriptions and funny quips that tell you very little about the actual contents of the bottle, again it’s the back label that will tell you the real truth about the wine, look for the grape variety or blend as well as things like oak ageing.                                                                  

Step 3: Check the Alcohol Level

If you’re looking for a dry white wine, check out the alcohol level (most whites are between 10-13% ABV). Generally speaking, the lower the ABV the higher chance that it will contain some residual sugar from the fermentation process, so this should give you some idea. For reds, if you are wanting to keep it light-bodied and easy going, avoid higher alcohol levels.

Step 4: Go Off Piste

 Look for off-the-beaten-track alternatives, for an example everyone knows and loves a Rioja, but an £10/€15 per bottle of northern-Spanish Tempranillo might give you more bang for your buck than a cheaply produced Rioja. Crazy Grapes?

Step 5: Finally, Just Ask

That’s what we’re here for. We are more than happy to advise you and help you make your choices, whether it be for a Tuesday night tipple or a lavish dinner party.

Meet the Team

 

Get the latest offers
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay up to date with JN Wine's products, articles, offers and events via our occasional bulletins
You can unsubscribe at any time. By subscribing you agree that we may process your information in accordance to our privacy policy.

Where would you like us to deliver your wine?

JN Wine delivers throughout Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Delivery to the Rest of the World is by special arrangement only.
Please contact us for details.
Deliveries to Great Britain and Northern Ireland are charged in Sterling (£) and UK Duty and VAT rates apply.

Deliveries to the Republic of Ireland are charged in Euros (€) and RoI Duty and VAT rates apply.
Please see here for more details.

Change of Delivery location warning

Close XX

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to use the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more.