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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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  • 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


  • Maison Nicolas Perrin Crozes-Hermitage 2013

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    Modern in nature without being anywhere near jammy, surprisingly high acidity and very light tannins. Not bad just different. I would buy it again. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Club Montania' Vin de Savoie Mondeuse 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk ] for £10.The Savoie AOC covers a very large area south of Lake Geneva close to the Swiss border including four whole departments producing mainly white wines but also some reds.. My bottle was made by Guy Laurent at Vignoble les Moulins for the Routin group. Rout... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Les Cailloux Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 2014

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    This young and juicy wine is much more dense and fruit-forward than recent ... ... ... now. Café-style Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil at its best - bursting with cherries on the nose - almost like Nouveau. Rich berry flavours on entry - especially blueberry (bleuet) that explode but finish in a just a hint of stem. Sip this nibbling cheese, ril... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Le Vendangeoir Saint Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 2014

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    Great raspberry scent on this Touraine wine with similar red berry flavours on entry. The wine is somewhat light and cheerful - perfect for drinking alone or with light meat dishes. Excellent price - especially for downtown Paris. 85 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Thanks for your comments!@DMCKER: How I ended in China is a long story. But to ... to ... wine, assemblage) by Nicolas Bagnoud. He is the father of the twin brothers that appears in the documentary. Here is his website (but it is in French only): http://www.bagnoudvins.ch- Merlot Tyné and Malvoisie Flétrie by Rouvinez. This is one of the main... Read More

    Forum post in the topic (Documentary) The Heroic...


  • Hi everyone! Let me introduce myself briefly. I come from Valais (the viticole area in the South of Switzerland), but I'm currently studying cinematography in China. I had to make a documentary as a homework assignment so I decided to develop the subject of "Heroic Viticulture" (mountain viticulture) from Valais.I've just uploaded my work online... Read More

    Forum post in the topic (Documentary) The Heroic...


  • Arbois Poulsard Fruitiere Vinicole d'Arbois 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Notting Hill [ www.nicolas.co.uk ] It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of the Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps.The Arbois AOC was created in 1936 [although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times] for wines fr... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Most fairy tales have a happy ending but there’s a wonderful story that ... the Chancellor of Burgundy, Nicolas Rolin, looked from his grand house in Beaune onto the poor people of the town and decided to build a hospital for the sick and needy, ‘’in the honour of God, the poor must be fed and cared for until they regain their health’’, he fam... Read More

    From the article Meet The Hospices de Beaune


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