Nicolas

+33 1 41 73 81 81 2 Rue du Courson
THIAIS CEDEX, 94517
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This first NICOLAS stores, specializing in wines and spirits, opened their doors in the center of Paris in 1822, one year following Napoleon's death. Providing superior quality and follow-up at a reasonable price has been our recipe for success. Nicolas had 42 branches in and around Paris by 1900, 138 by 1919, 233 by 1932, and today we have 522 in France, 80 in England, 8 in Belgium, 1 in Poland, 2 in Russia, 1 in Morocco. It forms part of the CASTEL Group. As the number of our stores has grown, NICOLAS' fame has spread owing to intense advertising through both the movies (the first animated advertising cartoons in 1921) and billboards. Nectar, the character symbolizing NICOLAS, was born in 1921 by the pen of the artist Dransy. The delivery guy toured the world with 32 bottles... The great poster designers of the inter-war period signed on as well : Iribe, Loupot, Cassandre, and Brunhoff, who temporarily left behind his little brainchild, Babar the elephant, for the famous delivery guy. Later on, the Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within ... (Gosset), Palmes d'Or (Nicolas Feuillatte), Nec-Plus-Ultra (N.P.U.) (Bruno Paillard), and the over-hyped Cristal (Rogederer), to name just a few. If you can swallow the price tag of these wines, which range from $125 to $250, you really should not pop them until... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a ... ... proprietor and winemaker Nicolas Grosbois organically farms 22 acres of vineyards, divided into 13 different plots.  Grosbois makes seven distinctive, site-driven wines from these plots of Cabernet Franc.The thought-provoking Clos du Noyer is one of my favorite... Read More

    From the article Superior Red Wines for Summertime


  • Maison Nicolas Nicolas Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage ... La Croix Vielle Vignes, 2011Nicolas Potel Bâtard Montrachet, 2003 Klein Constantia Estate Vin de Muscat de Constance, 1999Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein, 2001   Meal 2 (8 people; all about the red wine; indoors with airconditioning) Food:Esc... Read More

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  • Cave de Tain St. Péray 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.nicolas.co.uk ] for £10.Saint Peray is a small appellation [the whole appellation only has 58 hectares under vine ] created in 1936 for still and sparkling wines from the two communes of Saint Peray and Toulard on the west bank of the northern Rhone valley made from a blend of the roussanne... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • La Chevallerie Vieilles Vignes Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a Stand at the London France Show back in ... ... a tenner for it. Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil is an appellation created in1937,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red and rose wines from the single commune around the village of Bourgueil. This is located on the north bank of the Loi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau de Sabazan Saint Mont 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £16. Saint Mont got appellation status in 2011 for red,white and rose wines from 46 communes around the medieval Benedictine Abbey which once featured on the pilgrim route to Spain and where the vineyard is still in operation.Saint Mont is located 25 miles no... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Chouilly NV

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    Quite lovely and 'bruttish' Dry and bracing with loads of bubbles. Had it with Oysters at Lunch. Paired very well. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Maison Nicolas Perrin Syrah Viognier 2011

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    Raspberry flavors and black cherry, dry finish. Interesting sipping wine. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Palladino Biferno Rosso Riserva 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk ] for £8. Biferno is a DOC created in the 1980's for red,white and rose wines in the Molise region of central Italy on the Adriatic side opposite Naples. Palladino [www.palladinovini.com ] is a winery in the Asti region although the back label says bottled by Gra... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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