Introductory Wine Courses
Our Saturday afternoon courses are ideal for the interested beginner who enjoys drinking wine and would like to know a little more. With a great selection of wines to sample, this fun yet informative course will guide you through wine jargon and help educate your palate for years of wine enjoyment to come. Both events are sold out.
Honing your senses: An Introduction to Wine Tasting
Learning to taste wine rather than just drinking brings a whole new level of appreciation. Let us guide you through the swirl, sniff, savour and spit. Learn what to look for when you’re tasting wine: colour, acidity, balance, alcohol, tannin, sweetness, fruit and length. A great way to develop your palate while tasting a wide range of wines from around the world.
Date: Saturday 18th January 2020 Place: Tasting Room, JN Wine, Crossgar Price: £30.00 per person Time: 2.00 - 5.00pm
Tasting the Unknown: Exploring Lesser Known Wine Regions
Do you know your Crianza from your Chianti? Discover more lesser known grape varieties, winemaking styles and producers. This promises to be an afternoon of intriguing and thought-provoking wine.
Date: Saturday 25th January 2020 Place: Tasting Room, JN Wine, Crossgar Price: £30.00 per person Time: 2.00 - 5.00pm
Foodie Weekend Break in Fabulous Fermanagh this Valentine's Day
Renowned Chef Gareth Reid and his wife Kasia from 4 Vicars are delighted to be hosting this Gourmet Valentine's weekend at the beautiful 5 star Ashbrooke house in County Fermanagh. Enjoy a two-night stay with dinner, bed & breakfast. Dinner on both nights will be served in the candlelit dining room and it will be a gastronomic journey through the season with fresh locally sourced produce of the finest quality. Wine will be served on both evenings but on Saturday evening Darren Rafferty will be on hand to expertly guide you through his wine choices for each of the 5 courses starting with a delicious 1er Cru Champagne. For more details and to book click here.
Date: Friday 14th - Sunday 16th February 2020 Place: Ashbrooke House, Co Fermanagh Price: From £240.00 per person
Wine Tasting at James Street
The Beautiful South
Explore wines from South Africa, Chile and Argentina. An introduction to the wine regions of these 3 popular New World countries in the company of a wine expert from JN wine and Eduardo de Solminihac from Vina Aquitania. You will get the opportunity to taste a range of grape varieties and contrasting styles from some of the most exciting wine producers in the world. The evening starts with a glass of JN sparkling and concludes with a fork supper. Book your place.
Date: Thursday 12th March 2020 Place: James Street, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
Italy from Top to Toe
Our very popular tour of the vineyards of Italy. From north to south, you’ll discover the rich diversity of wine styles produced in this wonderful country. Evening commences with a glass of bubbly and finishes with a fork supper prepared by the team at James St. Book your place.
Date: Thursday 23rd April 2020 Place: James St, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
The 2 Hour Wine Expert
A mini – wine course in the form of 6 different grape varieties from 6 different countries and a glass of bubbly to get you started. You’ll be rewarded for all that hard work with a fork supper prepared by the team at James St. Book your place.
Date: Thursday 21st May 2020 Place: James Street, Belfast Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm