See you. Cheers!
From Australia: Protégé White, a nice blend of sémillon, sauvignon and verdelho, summer food-friendly.
From Mexico: LA Cetto is back! A spicy petite syrah that some of our customers have been eargerly waiting for! Will go well with your BBQs and any red meat.
From Italy: MODA, a montepulciano d'Abruzzo from southern Italy, smooth and mouth filling.
From Argentina: Candela Syrah, another full-bodied red! The comparison between those three reds should be quite interesting. So, see you Saturday!
From Australia: Thomas Michell Chardonnay & our top rosé: Capel Vale "Duck" Shiraz
From Chili: Casa Donoso "Clos Centenaire"
From France: A great new Châteauneuf du Pape: Domaine La Barroche reserve 2004
First, a new and fun concept: the Learning to Fly wines - their red and rosé come from Argentina (malbecs both of them) and their white is a sauvignon blanc from Chile!
And our latest great discovery: a Priorat for less than 10.00 €! We strongly recommend you don't miss out on this wondefully juicy and soft Sol i Terra!
Lucy will be away on a 'tasting mission" during all of next week: Miguel will not be alone, he has the great pleasure of introducing the Famous François Dussart at Mig's! François will be happy to take care of the wine tastings for the next two Saturdays! Welcome François!
Tasting: for a change from New Zealand’s wonderful sauvignon blancs, why not try one of the top ones from the USA?: Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc. From there we’ll move on to one of the most impressive Argentinean wines the Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2001. Don’t miss out on this extremely refined and elegant wine, quantities are limited.
And for these warm and sunny days, let’s have a cheap and cheerful, light and easy-drinking rosé : Côtes du Vivarais.
Decanters: a one-shot stock of cheap decanters (under 20.00 €). Two models: one is slanted with a handle, the other looks like a real whirl that you can spin around on the table. They’re a lot of fun!
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!