We'll also taste another chardonnay, this one from New Zealand:Lawson's Dry Hills unoaked chardonnay.
And two red wines, one from Sicily, the other from South Africa:
Firriato Etna Rosso and Oude Kaap cabernet/merlot.
See you on Saturday!
Last week, we were telling you about Art Brussels. In the same line of thinking, this week we recommend another of our partners, Puls Galerie. Specialised in contemporary ceramics, Annette presents until the 2nd of June art works from Tora Urup and Thomas Bohle. Place du Châtelain, 4 at 1050 Bruxelles, open from Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm to 6 pm. Website: www.pulsceramics.com.
Valderroa Mencia 2006
Valderroa Mencia Carballo 2003
They just came in and are almost already sold out! However, we still have a case of each for you to taste before we stock the next vintage!
Tsar Assen Mavrud: to rediscover. Our importer has seriously lowered his prices! Take advantage of it!
Groot Eiland Shiraz: a nice fun new wine from South Africa at a good price.
Also to discover this week-end: Art Brussels, a contemporary art exhibit at the Heysel. Mig's collaborates with a number of galleries and particularly recommends this exhibit.
To pin down: Aeroplastics (www.aeroplastics.net) and Frederic Desimpel (www.galeriedesimpel.be). You'll find names of other interesting galleries on our link dedicated to artists.
From France: Plaisance V.D.P. white
From Argentina: Cristobal 1492 Verdelho from Mendoza
From Bulgaria: Santa Illa Pinot noir
From South Africa: Clos Malverne Pinotage de Stellenbosch
Our good friend Claudio is leaving Belgium and is selling his almost new car at a bargain price: Renault Scenic special series "Mer du Nord" 1.9. DCI, metallic grey, equipped with a panoramic roof, a parking proximity rear sensor and a Bluetooth hands free kit. Dated February 2006, it shows only 19.900 km on the meter. He paid 24.000 € for it when new and is selling it for only 16.900 €! Interested? Contact Claudio on email@example.com.
Here's a tip for a nice break: a cute hotel in De haan, allegedly Belgium's nicest village by the sea: the well-named Au Bon Accueil. Cheap and cheerful, recently and discreetly renovated, it offers a nice varied breakfast. It's a great place to unwind. My suggestions: a stroll around the charming villas of the small town, then an invigorating walk by the sea side towards Ostend. Stop at Bredene's 'Turkeyen' beach and enjoy a well-deserved drink at the nicely located Surfers' Bar. Take the tram home. It's best when the tide is low and during the afternoon so as to have the sun in your face! Ah, the nice fresh air!
A nice crisp white from Portugal -Quinta dos Grilos-, a very tasty garnacha from Spain (Zeta, not to be confused with the Zuccardi Zeta!) and two new Zinfandels from California: the Dancing Bull and Heritage Vines from Rancho Zabaco.
Preview: on Easter week-end, we'll have the new range of wines from Tulloch Winery, Hunter Valley, Australia - a verdelho, a sémillon, a cabernet sauvignon and a shiraz.
Another news item: 3 wine racks are for sale at the shop, two of them are for 50 bottles, and one is a double rack for 100 bottles. Prices are: 20.00 € for the smaller ones and 40.00 € for the big one.
From 19 to 23 March at L'Espace Senghor (Chaussée de Wavre 366 - Walkway at Jourdan Square). For details on the programme, pick up a flyer @ Mig's!
Australian Food & Wine Tasting: "Fair Dinkum Aussie" Andrew from Australian Fine Wines will be hosting not only a "Down Under" wine tasting but will be showcasing the new Outback range of products. Jams, conserves, sauces, spices ..etc. So get your taste buds ready and let's eat, drink and be merry! This Saturday 24th of March from 11am to 7pm, free as usual.
More and more often Mig's is proud to have distinguished guests to host our weekly wine tasting. This time it's Nora Sperling from Delheim (Stellenbosch, South Africa) who will be pouring from behind the counter. Delheim wines are "classic" South African-style wines, not too overly New World fruit-driven, with a more "European" structure, yet with typical South African flavours. We'll be tasting a crisp clean-cut sauvignon blanc, a smoky spicy shiraz, and last but not least the top end Grand Reserve, a beautifully well-balanced "Bordeaux-blend". There's no one better than Nora to talk about her family's wines so don't miss her: this Saturday 17th of March from 11am to 7pm.
19 to 23 March 2007 at l'Espace Senghor.
Flyers available @ Mig's.
More info on our next newsletter.
•We'll be tasting the wines from Leyda Estate (Colchagua Valley, Chili). Special offer 10 + 2 free bottles
Leyda Chardonnay Reserve
Leyda Las Brisas Pinot Noir
Leyda Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Leyda Syrah Reserve
•Great sale of Bordeaux wines from a private cellar! the wines are ready to drink. More or less 300 bottles. First come first serve!
See you Saturday! Cheers!
Haut Breton Larigaudière 1997 vs Madfish cabernet/merlot 2000, how about it?!
Special conditions on the Madfish.
We'll pull out a few other bottles to taste also.
See you then. Cheers!
Every so often we have the pleasure of being visited by a “fair dinkum” “down under” winemaker or producer. This Saturday 10th of February, we’ll be welcoming Justin Nugent of Bird in Hand winery (Adelaide Hills). Fun on the label (Bird in Hand, Two in the Bush, Nest Egg!) but serious quality in the bottle.
So just pop in and meet Justin, have a chat while tasting his wines. Tasting from 11am to 7pm. Free as usual. All welcome. Cheers!
Lots of new wines to taste for the first time, including from "Lazio" and top "Trentino".
Great tasting hosted by our favorite Italian wine importer all day this Saturday 3rd of February.
Free as usual of course.
tel 02/503 10 15
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