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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Le Secret des Capitelles' Saint-Chinian 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £7.50. Saint-Chinian is an appellation created in 1982 for red and rose wines[and extended to white wines in 2005 although 85% are red] from 20 communes around the village of that name on the southern slopes of the Massif Central about 20 miles inland from Beziers in Lang... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... ... Domaine du Closel, and Nicolas Joly.Frank MorganDrink What YOU LikeSouth AfricaHemel en Aarde  which translates to heaven and earth, describes not only the beauty of the land, but the quality of the wine and the name of the wine appellation near Hermanus in ... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region is Trending


  • La Pierre a Fusil Valencay 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £8.Valencay is an appellation created in 2004,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red,rose and white wines from 15 communes south of the River Cher around the small town of that name about 50 miles east of the City of Tours. My bottle i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Laudun Chusclan Cinq Cepages Cotes du Rhone 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] It is a white Cotes du Rhone from the Laudun-Chusclan co-operative group According to the back label it is dominated by grenache blanc with some clairette,roussanne and viognier although it does not give the proportions..I started it today with my fish su... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... Nicolas 2012 Vin de Pays de l'Aveyron Selves (Chenin Blanc)  |  3 in stock  |  $24.99 Casot des Maillioles 2013 Vin de France Blanc de Casot  |  3 in stock  |  $49.99 Casot des Maillioles 2013 Vin de France Tir a Blanc  |  3 in stock  |  $29.99 Casot des Mailliole... Read More

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  • Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Rose 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk ] for £10. It is a rose wine produced by Chateau Haut Rian under the general Bordeaux appellation.It consists of 60% cabernet sauvignon,25% merlot and 15% cabernet franc. I started the bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and salad.It is a dry,but not bo... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Maury Sec Domaine Cabirau Cuvée Serge et Nicolas 2014

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    This was anything but "soft" or "elegant" as some write ups would suggest - this linear, fruity, tannic and rides good acidity. This need food. Red meat pasta comes to mind immediately. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Maury Sec Domaine Cabirau Cuvée Serge et Nicolas 2014

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    Wine review by effell


  • Maury Sec Domaine Cabirau Cuvée Serge et Nicolas 2014

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  • Maury Sec Domaine Cabirau Cuvée Serge et Nicolas 2014

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    Wine review by effell


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