We hope that you can join us in the run up to Christmas when we will have a selection of wines from our Christmas Cases open for tasting. Free tastings take place each Saturday from 12noon to 5pm.
Saturday 14th December Six wines from our Festive Favourites case will be open for tasting.
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. Buy your tickets here.
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
Wine Tasting at James Street
An Evening in Burgundy
Jane Boyce, Master of Wine will guide you through 6 white and red wines from across the French regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, looking at differences in climate, winemaking and vintage. The evening starts with a glass of JN sparkling wine and concludes with a fork supper. Book your place.
Date: Thursday 16th January 2020 Place: James Street, Belfast
Price: £45.00 per person Time: 7.00pm
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