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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  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Complices de Loire St. Nicolas de Bourgueil les Canonnieres 2014

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    Intense cherry fruits on nose, quite tannic with some balance of fruits Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Domaine Rocquemoliere Picpoul de Pinet 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £10.Picpoul is a grape variety [ which comes in red and white versions although the white is far more common ] grown in Languedoc. It is susceptible to fungus and has low yeilds although it can do well in sandy soils so it is not widely used. Picpoul de Pinet... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau de Pennautier Cabardes 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for £10.It is from the Cabardes appellation. Cabardes is a small appellation created in 1999 for red and rose wines from an area just north of Carcasonne in southern France. Wines must be a blend and a minimum of 40% of the grapes used must be from the Atlantic or Bordeaux si... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Cabirau Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by mmhthg


  • Domaine Cabirau Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas 2014

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    Wine review by mmhthg


  • Domaine Cabirau Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas 2014

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  • Domaine Cabirau Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas 2014

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    Wine review by mmhthg


  • 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


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