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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • IN CONVERSATION WITH GUIDO BRIVIO

    Motivated by a long family-business tradition in the drinks industry, Guido Brivio set out at the beginning to target restaurants and speciality wine shops with high quality Swiss wines. “For me, every harvest is like creating a new painting.” We met Guido recently for a catch up as he was...

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