A Message From Joelle, November 2013
Nick Dobson Wines was founded at the end of 2002 by Nick Dobson, and in 2012 passed on to me, Joelle Nebbe-Mornod.
In order to make our focus clearer we will be renaming ourselves "Alpine Wines" in 2014 and will launch some new sites - this one as the first - besides nickdobsonwines.co.uk. You will see this site's design evolve to reflect this and integrate with the other sites - not much else will change, certainly not the quality or the producers :)
I had the advantage to grow up in the alpine heart of Europe and am saddened to see how ignored the wines are in the UK trade. These wines and the culture and lifestyle they come from are distinctively different, in part because they enjoy a sufficient local market and did not need to court the international taste, and they really add a diversity that is missing in the market.
I know many more people would enjoy these smooth aromatic food friendly and so interesting wine, including people that think they don't enjoy wine - if they could only encounter them. I meet every day food and wine lovers whose tastes and wishes are not well served by the monolithic wines in the normal distribution channels and who are so delighted to find us. I know and love "my" winemakers, as producers and as friends, and know inceasingly many of my customers too. The wine moments we share and allow you to share further, are also moments of precious human connection.
I also believe that I am uniquely placed to find and bring these wines to the UK, and am crazy enough to try.