UK title secured by County Down Wine Merchant for 24th time
It’s celebration time for leading wine merchants JN Wine, who have triumphed at the prestigious International Wine Challenge Awards, winning the ‘Regional Merchant of the Year’ title for Northern Ireland at a glittering ceremony in London.
The victory marks a record 24 wins for the Crossgar-based retailer at the IWC event, which is widely acknowledged as the Oscars of the global wine industry, recognising excellence, expertise and passion for wine.
Naming JN Wines Regional Merchant of the year, IWC judges commented on the company’s endeavours, mentioning “..stunning list complemented by some very good events. An impressive shop environment with a strong online presence. They are not standing still but moving with the times, including reinventing their members club.”
Following the win, JN Wine founder James Nicholson said bringing home the top IWC award was a massive accolade for the company which has been supplying quality international wines to leading restaurants and loyalcustomers across Ireland and Great Britain for more than four decades.
“Bringing this award back to Crossgar is a fantastic achievement, and a testament to the dedication and the persistent hard work of all the team at JN Wine in their mission to deliver an unrivalled service.
“To achieve this accolade for the 24th time is a huge honour for the company, and we’re delighted that our passion for the industry continues to be recognised at an international level. The commitment of the JN Wine team is evidenced in the top class customer service afforded to our many clients, and we will continue to source and supply the finest quality wines for our discerning customers.”
To celebrate the landmark win, JN Wine is reintroducing the hugely popular JN Sparkling, which sold out at its launch last year due to the exceptional level of demand. Featuring an incredible, specially commissioned work by local artist Kathryn Callaghan, the “Firework Flower” on the label, the sparkling is made exclusively for James Nicholson by Bouvet-Ladubay, the second oldest producer of sparkling wine in Saumur. A high proportion of Chenin Blanc lends this sparkler a lovely richness and lots of ripe apple and white floral flavours with a hint of honey, and customers will get the chance to sample it for themselves at an exclusive tasting event in the Crossgar store on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July.
For details on the JN Sparkling events visit www.jnwine.com.