The easy way to learn more about wine

By easyFood

06 June 2019

JN Wine is proud to announce its new JN Academy, providing bespoke expertise on the world of wine from novice to expert level.

In response to a growing appetite for wine knowledge, particularly amongst young people, the JN Academy offers tips, insights and tasting opportunities to fully experience the rich aromas of wine tasting.

We attended a JN Academy wine class in Oleysa’s Wine Bar last night, and it was as informative as it was entertaining. With five excellent, very different wines to taste (as well as Mystery Option Number Six!) and some fabulous food pairings, there was plenty to savour as well as to learn — the mark of any good wine class, if you ask us.

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A report by the International Wine Market Council recently found that young people are increasingly into wine, with millennials (ages 25 to 39) drinking more wine than any other generation. While millennials are drinking less alcohol overall, the quality of what they consume is of great importance, so having a good foundation of wine knowledge is paramount.

Aiming to remove the intimidation factor for this growing generation of wine lovers, JN Academy has been designed for 20 and 30-somethings who may often be overwhelmed by the immense variety of wines available.

By helping you explore flavoursome synergies along with sumptuous food pairings, JN Academy has been created to help people of all ages to feel confident in their wine knowledge. Whether socialising with friends or selecting the perfect gift, JN Wine’s experts will help you fully appreciate the quality and range of grape varieties available.

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James Nicholson, Managing Director, JN Wine, said: “Whilst we are drinking 18% less alcohol than a decade ago, when it comes to wine, the interest is growing; particularly amongst millennials who have a greater focus on health and lifestyle.

“Today we have the luxury of navigating a wine world with far more options than our predecessors’, but it can be extremely challenging to keep up. The JN Academy is about encouraging an openness to variety and highlighting key trends.”

By joining the JN Academy, members will learn about the diversity in regions and styles of wine, as well as perfect wine pairings for seasonal or occasional dining.

JN Academy Jane Boyce, Master of Wine and Fine Wine Manager, JN Wine Easy Food

Jane Boyce, Master of Wine and Fine Wine Manager, JN Wine

JN Wine is an independent wine merchant offering high quality wines sourced from family and artisan wineries around the world. Founded in County Down in 1977, the company provides a home delivery service for wine lovers throughout Ireland via its website.

To join the JN Academy, visit and sign up for free to receive valuable advice and tips, details of new wines to the JN Wine range, special offers and announcements on upcoming events.