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  1. MARCH FOR THE INDEPENDENTS

    MARCH FOR THE INDEPENDENTS
    On Tuesday 3rd March, Robb and Ben took an early train and went to St. Ermin’s Hotel, London, for Harper’s March for the Independents event. We had with us the following wines: Heidi Schröck Weisse Löwen 2013 St Germain Blanc de Savoie Coutaz 2013 Uvavins Doral “Expression” 2013 Triebaumer Rosé of Blaufränkisch Reserve 2014 Triebaumer Blaufränkisch 2013 Uvavins Gamaret/Garanoir 2012...
  2. IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT TARAMARCAZ

    IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT TARAMARCAZ
    Wine is magical. It connects people and gives pleasure. I am following my dream combining art and wine." The Domaine des Muses Estate, in Sierre, Valais, Switzerland, was founded in 1992 by Nicole and Louis Taramarcaz. Their son, Robert Taramarcaz, a trained enologist, joined in 2002.  Robert has since shown himself to be the most talented winemaker of his generation...
  3. YVES DE MESTRAL WINE DINNER - NOVEMBER 26

    YVES DE MESTRAL WINE DINNER - NOVEMBER 26
    On November 26th 2014 we met at the Bell Inn in Stilton - http://www.thebellstilton.co.uk/ - with Yves de Mestral from Maison Blanche (and the next generation, Antoine). The price for the dinner was £50.00 for 6 courses (including the canapés) and 9 wines, which was subsidised by us and Maison Blanche in our plan for World Domination through dreams, wine and vibrant...
  4. IN CONVERSATION WITH ELISABETH HAUSGNOST

    IN CONVERSATION WITH ELISABETH HAUSGNOST
    Meet Elisabeth Wine is the great passion of Elisabeth Hausgnost. She grew up in a winery near Krems and studied viticulture in Klosterneuburg. After some years of international wine trading she decided to start her own business - Wein & Genuss (wine & relish). Every year she selects the best wines from Weinviertel and other regions in Austria and sells...
  5. IN CONVERSATION WITH LEO ALZINGER

    IN CONVERSATION WITH LEO ALZINGER
    Leo Alzinger- Unterloiben, Wachau, Austria. "To create good wine you need to have sure instinct. Each wine develops differently. The wine cannot be just a design on the drawing board, its character has to be explored and promoted.” The Wachau is one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes in Austria. With the nomination to a World Heritage Site, the Wachau is...
  6. A message from Joelle

    A message from Joelle
    Nick Dobson Wines was founded at the end of 2002 by Nick Dobson, and in 2012 passed on to me, Joelle Nebbe-Mornod. Most people come to us for the Austrian, Swiss, German and Beaujolais wines, and the Alpine regions are what I grew up in and know best. In order to make our focus clearer we will be renaming ourselves...
  7. In Conversation With Gunter Triebaumer

    In Conversation With Gunter Triebaumer
    Günter & Regina Triebaumer, Rust “The less I put into the wine the better recommendation we get.” Rust is a city in the Austrian state of Burgenland, located on the western shore of Lake Neusiedl near the border with Hungary. With only about 1,900 inhabitants, it is the country's smallest statutory city. It is also Austria’s oldest wine appellation. The exceptional...
  8. London Wine Fair

    London Wine Fair
    Joelle, Robb and Ben arrived in good spirits on Monday 2nd June at Olympia for the London Wine Fair 2014. After 14 years in Excel, the Fair had been rebranded ("International" removed from the title for a start) and brought back to its roots in Olympia. As a new venture, which will continue due to its astonishing success, independent retailers...
  9. MY ATTEMPT AT CREATING A "HUG YOUR FAVOURITE BOTTLE" TREND

    MY ATTEMPT AT CREATING A "HUG YOUR FAVOURITE BOTTLE" TREND
    I always love the classic Blaufränkisch from the Triebaumers and this year is no exception. I decided to do a silly "hug the bottle" pose, and why not? When it was his turn, though, Robb would not hug the Blaufränkisch Reserve. A few days after his birthday it seems he is too old for this kind of silliness. If I...
  10. Recommended by you: MAISON BLANCHE VIOGNIER

    Recommended by you: MAISON BLANCHE VIOGNIER
    Customer A.J., November 11th 2013 "The balance between the dry and the aromatic seemed perfectly judged, especially as it warmed in the glass. A rich yet subtle wine. This was a perfect pairing with sea bass topped with pine nuts." This is very appropriate as Yves DeMestral created this wine for that very reason, to have a perfect seafood wine...

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