Tagged with "Mirabeau"
Wines of Provence kindly invited us to attend the Foodies Festival recently and it was a huge amount of fun. And given that it rained the whole week prior to the event and started again on the Tuesday after it finished, I’d say we got really rather lucky with the weather too!
When we signed up with Matthew Clark Limited (the largest drinks supplier to the UK on-trade) earlier this year, in the most bizzarest (and happiest) of coincidences, the first on-trade premise in the entire UK to list our Mirabeau turns out to be my old local in Teddington (south-west London)! How funny is that?!
THE TOP STORIES OF 2013: OLD WORLD DOMINATION, THE RISE OF FORGOTTEN EUROPE AND CHARDONNAY’S REVIVAL… It’s the on-trade’s answer to the Oscars – and finally the wait is over, with the results finally in for the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) 2013. And Mirabeau is one of the winners!
Specialist wine merchant and sommelier Colin Bell reviewed a range of wines from Provence for French Entrée magazine. French Entrée magazine caters for all Francophiles interests whether it’s magical holiday destinations, property tips or learning about the lifestyle, culture and history of the magnificent country. Written in English, this entertaining and insightful magazine features real life [...]
I have often visited the large European trade shows, but was a little reluctant to take Mirabeau to the massive Prowein trade fair in Düsseldorf. After all we are trying to do things differently at Mirabeau and Prowein seemed to be doing just the same as all the other wine producers – standing behind a [...]
I always believed in the notion articulated so well by the great Mark Twain: “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” But subscribing to such a philosophy is the easy bit. Doing something about your own life is much more challenging.
Stephen explains his ambitions to make a fine Provençal Rosé wine and how he will be calling on many experts and specialists to help him achieve his ambitious goal.
Ok, so it’s not on as a regular listing (yet) but it was poured at The Ivy at an event attended by many of the great and the good of the British food industry (Warburtons, Ellis Kitchen, Abel & Cole, United Biscuits, Weetabix etc) as well as Mark Price (CEO of Waitrose) and it seemed [...]
Justin Howard-Sneyd is the Global Wine Director at Britain’s largest wine company, Laithwaites. Prior to that he was head wine buyer at Waitrose. He is a Master of Wine and winemaker and here he talks about how barrels are made and how different degrees of ‘toastiness’ can impart interesting flavours into wine.
Justin Howard-Sneyd MW talks about how the unique terroir of Maury imparts special flavours into the wine.
Stephen heads home to pack before setting off on his first trip to talk to professional buyers about Mirabeau Provence Rosé. What he doesn’t tell you is that he’s actually incredibly nervous!
Here you can see the simple task of preparing samples for blending. Typically the wines will be filtered just prior to bottling.
Many moons ago, I decided to take a gap year and travel to Australia to stay with my Grandmother in Sydney. During that time, I worked at various odd jobs in order to raise enough money to travel around the vast country. One of the last trips I did before heading back to the UK [...]
Relief for Stephen as he learns that the Mirabeau name has been officially granted a Trade mark. Phew!
Stephen has news on the Mirabeau label and his website.
Three bottles of Chateau Lafite’s 1869 vintage each sold for a record price of $230,000 at a recent Sothebys auction in Hong Kong. Ouch!
Stephen feels the pressure whilst on a trip to the UK…
Peter Lunzer is very well qualified to discuss wine as an investment and here he touches on the subject and surprisingly it is not only for those with immense wealth…anyone can buy wine as an investment and it needn’t be that complicated either.
Peter Lunzer explains one of the reasons that prices of Chateau Lafite have rise so sharply in recent years.
Peter explains how certain wines can reach quite staggering prices.