Bordeaux : "Tour the Chateaux" Tasting
As part of Bordeaux month in September join Jane Boyce, Master of wine and Fine wine manager at JNwine for a tasting which spans the length and breadth of Bordeaux. You will learn about the historic significance of this region and will taste the contrasting styles produced here: from the crisp dry Sauvignon-based whites to the unique sweet Sauternes. And, of course, we have also included 4 red Bordeaux which show the difference between Right Bank and Left. It promises to be a fun, yet informative afternoon finishing up with the Sauternes and some cheese and biscuits. Book your place here.
Date: Saturday 14th September 2019 Place: The Tasting Room, JN Wine, Crossgar Price: £20.00 per person Time: 2.30 - 4.30pm
Bordeaux Wine Dinner
Join us on Tuesday 17th September for what promises to be an exceptional evening of fine food and wine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Chapter One in Dublin. JN Wine has managed to persuade Sarah Chassin from Thienpont family wines and Antoine Gimbert from Domaines Delon to fly over from Bordeaux to present the family’s wines at this exclusive dinner. Antoine is export manager and happens to be of French / Irish parentage so he is keen to re-connect with his roots.
Chapter One’s head chef, Ross Lewis, has put together a special four course seasonal tasting menu to match these exceptional wines, the highlight of which promises to be the now extremely rare Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1989. Celebrating its 30th birthday, it will be fascinating to discover how this wine has evolved. 1989 remains one of the best Bordeaux vintages of the last 50 years. Places at the dinner are extremely limited and can be secured by ringing Chapter One directly on (353) 1 873 2266. Credit card required to confirm booking.
Date: Tuesday 17th September 2019 Place: Chapter One, Parnell Square, Dublin Price: €175.00 per person Time: 7.30pm
Bordeaux Wine Dinner
Chef Alex Greene and Antione Gimbert of Domaines Delon invite you to an exquisite evening of wine and food on Wednesday 18th September at Deanes EIPIC. The evening will begin with a Champagne reception followed by a 6 course Tasting Menu paired with the exceptional Chateau Leoville Las Cases and a range of beautiful wines from the estate.
Places are limited and are priced at £150 per person, to book contact Bronagh/Didier on 028 9033 1134. Full payment is required at time of booking.
Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019 Place: Deanes EIPIC, Howard Street, Belfast Price: £150.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
Spanish Wine Dinner
Sit back, relax & enjoy an evening of Fine Food & Fine Wine at Corick House. Renowned Restaurant Manager Mimi Chabane and Head Chef Leigh Thurston along with JN Wine create a 5 Course Gourmet Menu paired with accompanying Spanish Wine with Karin Nyland from Vina Bujanda. Contact Corick House on 028 855 48216 to book.
Date: Friday 27th September 2019 Place: Corick House Hotel, Co Tyrone Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
A Harvest Celebration with 4 Vicars Catering & Jane Boyce MW
This October we welcome renowned Armagh chef, Gareth Reid to Crossgar for an evening of fabulous seasonal produce perfectly matched with exquisite JN Wine wines. Gareth’s career as a chef has brought him all over the world from Belfast to Dublin, Cork, France, London, Connemara and the Bahamas. Throughout his 17 years of experience in some of the best establishments he has developed his own individual confident style focusing on big flavours and using only the best local ingredients.
The evening will span four “small plate” courses, each paired to a wine, with Jane Boyce (MW) guiding you through her beautiful selection of chosen wines.
An Autumnal feast of an evening, not to be missed. Buy your tickets here.
Date: Thursday 10th October 2019 Place: Tasting Room, JN Wine, Crossgar Price: £35 per ticket Time: 7pm – 9pm
Meet the Winemaker Portfolio Tastings
The biggest event in our calendar, and one certainly not to be missed. Our Portfolio tasting is a chance to explore our range of artisan wines from around the world. This is your opportunity to interact with winemakers and producers first-hand, expand your knowledge, find your new favourite and sample over one hundred fantastic wines. Buy your tickets here.
Dublin Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019 Place: Cliff Townhouse, St Stephen's Green, Dublin Price: €25.00 per person Time: 5.30 - 8.00pm
Belfast Date: Wednesday 6th November 2019 Place: Rita Duffy Suite, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast Price: £25.00 per person Time: 5.30 - 8.00pm
WSET Level 1 For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
This full day course runs from 9.30am - 6pm (including lunch). There will be an examination at the end of the day. Book your place here
Date: Saturday 5th October 2019 Place: The Tasting Room, JN Wine, Crossgar Price: £120.00 per person Time: 9.30am to 6pm
Wine Tasting at James Street
The Beauty of Bordeaux
The world’s most famous wine region can sometimes seem intimidating, but you don’t need to rob the bank to enjoy these classic wines. After a welcoming glass of JN sparkling, Jane Boyce MW will show you 6 great wines from the region. The evening will conclude with a fork supper served by the team at James St. Book here.
Date: Thursday 26th September 2019 Place: James Street, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
The 2 Hour Wine Expert: 6 Grape Varieties, 6 Countries
Jane Boyce MW will take you on a whistlestop tour of the world’s vineyards with a tasting of 6 wines featuring classic and unusual grape varieties. The evening will conclude with a fork supper served by the team at James St. Book here.
Date: Thursday 24th October 2019 Place: James Street, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
Wines to Make your Christmas Sparkle Jane Boyce MW has selected 6 wines to fit your needs over the Christmas season from party wines, to good value bubbly, to matches with Christmas lunch. The evening commences with a glass of JN Sparkling. Following the wine tasting you will be served a fork supper served by the team at James St. Book here.
Date: Thursday 21st November 2019 Place: James Street, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm