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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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


  • Masfleurey Cotes de Provence Cuvee Selectionnee 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.nicolas.com] for £10. The Cotes de Provence is a large appellation created in 1977 covering 85 communes ranging from the coast up to the foothills of the Alps.Most production like my bottle is rose.Much of it comes in a distinctive bottle shape called a 'skittle' [similar shape to a coca-co... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Costes de Beyrac Buzet 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.com ] for £8.50. It is from the Buzet appellation.This appellation was created in 1973 [although there has been winemaking here for many centuries ] for red,white and rose wines made from similar grape varieties as the Bordeaux appellation to the north,from 27 communes ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine de la Désoucherie Cheverny 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.com ] Cheverny is an appellation created in 1993 [although viticulture here goes back centuries] for red,rose,white and sparkling wines [though most are white ] from 24 communes between the Loire and Cher rivers south of the town of Blois.Domaine de la Desoucherie is a ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Nicolas Joly Savennieres Coulee de Serrant Clos de la Coulee de Serrant 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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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


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