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Cheers as JN Wine clinches International awards ceremony win

Leading Northern Ireland wine merchants JN Wine 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 25 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, and comes as the pioneering company celebrates 40 years of business.

Company founder James Nicholson said bringing home the top IWC award for the 25th time was a massive endorsement for the company, which has just invested £300,000 in a bespoke online ordering and delivery service, enabling the 30-strong team of highly trained staff to service wine connoisseurs and hospitality clients across the UK and Ireland.

To celebrate this landmark year, James will be hosting a series of special events, including joining forces with award-winning chef Michael Deane, who is celebrating 20 years in business, for a one-off event at Deanes at Queens with a five-course menu and champagne reception.

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