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The young and (very) friendly typically Brussels' "melting pot" team at Café Gudule have just created a fine little place. Be it for just a cup of coffee or a beer (or a good glass of wine!) or even a hearty lunch, you'll be welcome here as you would at home.
The food's fine and generously served, there's a sizeable selection of wines by the glass and the atmosphere is great fun: a Ste Gudule fresco on the walls, "BD belge" menus, frites in terra cotta plant pots, a "mur d'expression" = blackboard and chalk in the loo...! The smile on your face will not only be because your tummies are full.
So go out of the beaten track and check these guys and gal out!
For this new year we wish you an "and" year :
Red and white wines.
Sweet and dry wines.
Still and sparkling wines.
An inclusive, not exclusive year. A year of differences and diversity (starting here: "small" Belgium). Ouch!! Sounds a little too serious! So we also wish you a year full of fun and laughter !
Miguel and Lucy
Beautiful Bubbles for 2007
For New Year's Eve let's keep it classic. Beautiful bubbles to start the New Year with a ...pop!
Mig's selection has now grown to up to 30 sparkling wines!
Palau Cava is the perfect party pleaser and at 7.60€ a pop, you can crack open quite a few.
Cava can go right up to the top end: Raventòs i Blanc L'Hereu, Grand Reserva 2002 and Elisabeth Raventòs 2001.
Our prosecco has become a favorite of our customers especially the slightly sparkling "frizzante" (8.90€). Also from Ruggieri the full "sparkling" Argeo and the pretty Rosé di Pinot.
From Australia, we have two great party wines. The fun "Barramundi" and a new quality "bubbly" from Mitchelton "Imprint" (both under 10€). Top notch Oz are Grant Burge Brut, the Rosé Taltarni Brut Taché, the classy Croser and the new Kreglinger from Tasmania.
From France, we have, as always, our so succesful Forget Brimont 1er Cru Champagne (also now as a rosé), the elegant cuvée 730 from Jacquesson, the classy Grande Reserve from Gosset (superbe packaging) and "Bondy" Bolly: Bollinger Spéciale Cuvée, Bollinger Grande Année 97 and Bollinger R.D. 1996. Talking about the top, we may have a few Dom Përignon in before 2007.
And that's not all folks !
Just to mention the sweet low alcool Moscato's and Brachetto (red) and other weird red sparkling Shiraz and Merlot from down-under.
But our "coup de coeur" (see this section on this site) is Belgian Sparkling wine made from rhubarb by Vins de Roisin. Brut but with a mouth filling body. Rhubarb, yes but not too much, more like a quality champagne with something special. A fun and flavoursome way to accompany smoked salmon or just enjoy on its own.
Cheers and see you in 2007
No tasting before Christmas but exceptionally we do have :
1. A tasting of Roisin's Sparkling Rhubarb wine on Saturday's and Sunday's.
2. A selection of our top spirits to try before you buy. Just ask us.
Just arrived : a superb selection of terrines and jams from Roisin and a large choice of organic olive oils from Quattrociocchi.
These additions to our range give us an even larger scope to create your gift packs.
So see you at Mig's.
P.S: We are open the next two Sundays, so it's non-stop opening (from 11am to 7 pm) every day until Christmas !
On sale in shop: mature Bordeaux from a private cellar, ready to drink and perfect for end of year celebrations. Only 50 bottles and small quantities of each: Château Talbot '86 and '90, Pontet-Canet '82, '88, '86 and '94, Haut-Batailley '90...and more. First come first serve!
Do you have Georgia on your mind? If so you can have some on your palate (no not a French kiss!). A first at Mig's from the birth place of wine (some 7000 years ago!). You will taste a white Tsinandali and a red Saperavi (blended with a bit of cab).
Also offered to taste: cheap and cheerful wines from the Cape: Swaai chenin blanc and Swaai merlot.
Wonderful news from one of our quality suppliers: the two top wines from Columbia Crest (USA) have arrived: Eroica Riesling and Walter Clore, plus an absolutely delicious "little" pinot noir from Catena (Argentina), the Alamos Pinot Noir.
Be the first to taste them this Saturday the 25th of November.
The 11/11 podium:
1. Absolutey Amazing Amarone: Monte Faustino Amarone della Valpolicella 2001,38.60 €
2. Absolutely Fabulous Frog's Leap Zinfandel 2004, 24.50 €
3. Zincredible Zeta from Zuccardi 2003, 26.50 €
The 18/11 tasting:
Well guess what? How about a couple of top Beaujolais Nouveaux?!! De chez Jean-Gilles Chasselay, sa "Cuvée non filtrée" et "La Marduette! Come celebrate the new vintage 2006!
SATURDAY NOVEMBRE 11 FROM 11AM TO 7PM
FREE TASTING OF WINES FROM 30 COUNTRIES
Three venues: Mig’s, Mmmmh ! and the
« Sushi Squat » (the future Wasabi Sushi Lounge)
Entertaining and professional oenophiles will meet you on various stands:
-The Bubbles’ Bar
-Italianissimo: vino, olio di oliva, grappa, limoncello…
-Fun with the Food and Wine Academy by Xavier Faber, “1er sommelier de Belgique”
-Yum, yum, gulp, gulp with Mmmmh!
-Go East: wines from Bulgaria & co
-Vins de Roisin: a premiere for their new « sparkling », jams and terrines.
+ infos for “expats” and travel
Mig’s World Wines supports Amnesty International
FREE TASTING, ALL WELCOME!
Great Grapes of Greed!
Arguably Argentina's Aces!
In short, a Tentalizing Tasting with Mig's Top Team from ArgenTina:
Introducing Claudio and Gabriela!
This Saturday 28 October from 11 to 19
And don't forget Mig's World Wines Marathon taking place on Novembre 11th: wines from 30 countries, free tasting and everybody welcome!
Ce samedi 14 octobre: dégustation/découverte de nos nouveautés de Grèce, d'Italie et de France. Agiorgitiko, Falanghina, Aglianico, ...
A noter déjà dans vos agendas: Mig's World Wines' Marathon! Ce samedi 11 novembre, 42 vins d'une trentaine de pays, dégustation gratuite, ouverte à tous!
Vin: du belge ce samedi et du bon. Van Vlaanderen et de Wallonie: bulles, wit et rouge. Santé! Gezondheid!
Vote: il y a des bons vins blancs, jaunes, rouges, noirs... Mais si c'est brun, c'est passé et infâme. C'est comme en politique: la politique des chemises brunes est juste bonne pour l'égoût. Ce dimanche, votons démocratique. L'extrême droite, c'est bouchonné!
Mig's supports the 0110 initiative against intolerance. Mig's says no to right wing extremisme.
This Saturday the 30th of Septembre: wine tasting for tolerance in the world: wines from the 5 continents.
Saturday the 7th of Octobre: wine tasting for tolerance in Belgium: wines from Flanders and Wallonia.
Long live the difference.