Private joke for the amateurs of Australian TV series – sorry!
Rhône: new at Mig’s, the Domaine de la Collière, a Côtes du Rhône 2006.
Away : the new discovery, Tandem, a Moroccan Syrah elaborated by a … tandem, Thalvin and Alain Graillot. Absolutely fabulous!
Plus a couple of ‘oldies but goldies’: Mitchelton Shiraz (Australia) and Blauwklippen Vineyards Selection Shiraz (South Africa)
Ah, syrah, syrah, syrah !!!
Cheers! See you Saturday!
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Vieilles Vignes Françaises
The stock is very limited, so first come first served! Also available: the 2003 by Bollinger, complex and refined.
To be tasted this Saturday
• New additions from Portugal: Prova tinto, Infantado red and Infantado Porto Branco
• Another bin end: a cheap and cheerful Rubin 2004 from Bulgaria at 4.50 € a bottle. Lightly spicy and fruity.
New wines from Napa & superb discoveries from Sonoma:
- The Hess Collection: Su'skol Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay and Mount Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Seghesio: Russian River Valley Arneis, Sonoma County Zinfandel and Dry Creek Valley Cortina Zinfandel
"Vote" for any of these wines & you'll get the best from the US!
Free tasting as usual all day Saturday 2 February. See you here!
Let’s finish this month and start this new year by a great discovery: this Saturday, the winemaker from Petaluma (Coonawarra, Australia) will be behind the counter at Mig’s and will let you taste not only the actual range of wines commercialized in Belgium:
- Croser Sparkling Brut
- Petaluma Riesling
- Petaluma Chardonnay
- Petaluma Coonawarra unfiltered (cab/merlot)
- Petaluma Shiraz (a first at Mig’s)
...but also a few re-releases, that is, old vintages from their own cellar. So, come and experience not only the talent and generosity of Andrew Hardy, but also the ageing capacity of these great wines from Down Under:
So, be here: Saturday 26 January from 11am to 7pm
43, Chaussée de Charleroi, 1060 Brussels
As usual, it’s free and everybody’s welcome!
A little surprise will be added to that, some other novelty still to be chosen! We’re waiting for a Portuguese sparkling, so maybe…?!
And, please make a note in your agendas of the following exceptional tastings. On 8th December, we’ll be hosting a vertical tasting of various old vintages of the Petaluma Coonawarra. This wonderful cabernet/merlot from the famous region of Coonawarra (Australia) is elaborated by Brian Croser, the instigator of the “Distinguishes Wine Sites” of Australia, the unconditional promoter of terroir wines from his country. Exceptionally -and the one and only for all of Belgium-, Mig’s can offer you in small quantities the vintages 1990, 1991, 1996 and 1998, as well as the current vintage which is 2002. Directly from the Petaluma cellars, this is a great opportunity to taste mature Australian wines and to prove that these wines can certainly age as well as French wines!
On 15th December, we’ll be tasting bubbles! From Australia (Thomas Mitchell), Argentina (Santa Julia), USA (Argyle) and France (Forget-Brimont), sparkling wines for your parties ! Our range of Forget-Brimont now extends to their demi-sec, rosé and Blanc de Blanc (in small quantities). The Brut is also available in magnums and ½ bottles.
Other piece of interesting news: Mig’s continues to enlarge its offer of Belgian beers. Now we stock: la Chouffe, Kriek Oude Beersel, Oerbier, Quintine blonde, Trappistes Rochefort and the strongest beer from Belgium, the Bush (it’s not a joke – it’s a pun from Brasserie Dubuisson)! AAAAhhhhh, if only our Belgian politicians were as good as our beers – diversity is our wealth!
For our usual Saturday tasting, apart from the Beaujolais Nouveau, we’ll honor this week the Thanksgiving festivities that are coming up! We’ve chosen three American wines that will go well with the turkey and cranberry sauce: a rich and creamy chardonnay , the Columbia Crest Grand Estates, a pinot noir from Oregon , the Argyle pinot noir and of course a juicy zinfandel the Bogle ‘Old Vines’. Cheers !
We’ll also taste, or re-taste for some of you, a white wine from Slovenia, the Movia Vila Marija Pinot Grigio 2006, a spicy red from Chile De Martino Legado Syrah 2004 and a red from Australia Tscharke’s Only Son 2005 , a rich and unctuous 100% tempranillo from Barossa Valley.
- Oude Kaap pinotage
- Southern Right pinotage
- Clos Malverne pinotage
- Kanonkop pinotage
The latter, vintage 2004, has received a Double Gold Veritas Award in 2006! Quite an accomplishment. This tasting will be a wonderful way of comparing wines from the same varietal and defining the characteristics of this intriguing grape.
And don't forget: the final countdown has started, only one more week until our big annual event, our Wine Marathon taking place on November 1st. Details below. We're also proud to have a great new neighbour: the Wasabi Sushi Lounge has -at last- opened its doors, just in time for us to spread over there on our Open Door Day! You'll thus have a chance to peek in on this classy new restaurant!
C U! Cheers!
OPEN DOOR DAY - EVERYONE WELCOME!
Thursday 1st November from 14H00 to 19H00
At Mig’s World Wines & neighbours::
• Wasabi Sushi Lounge (Chaussée de Charleroi 41)
• Le Premier Comptoir Noï (Chaussée de Charleroi 39)
11 stands held by our importers:
1. « Bolly Wood »
Horizontal tasting of Bollinger presented by Cinoco : Bollinger Spéciale Cuvée, Bollinger Grande Année ’99, Bollinger R.D ‘96.
2. « Kiwi & Sushi »
Sauvignons blancs from Marlborough (New-Zealand) and sushi tasting : Cloudy Bay 2006, Isabel 2005 et Lawson’s Dry Hills 2006.
3. « Dynamic Organic »
Organic and biodynamic world wines from Matthys Wijnimport, presented by Jérôme Van der Putt, the « bioman » author of Vin Bio – Mode d’emploi: Rippon Osteiner 2006 (N.Z.), Grüner Veltliner Nikolaihof 2005 (Austria), Vila Marija Pinot Grigio 2006 (Slovenia), Terra Organica Malbec 2006 (Argentina), Reyneke Pinotage 2004 (South Africa), Cullen Mangan 2004 (Australia), Clos Montirius 2004 (Vacqueyras, France).
4. « Latino »
Wines from Chile & Argentina d’Intervinos : Don David Torrontes 2006, Candela Viognier 2006, Santa Ema cabernet sauvignon 2005, Amplus cabernet sauvignon 2005, De Martino Legado Syrah, Nicola Catena Zapata 2003
5. « Fine Food & Wines from Aus »
Australian wines –horizontal tasting from Grant Burge : Barossa Vines chardonnay 2006, Zerck sémillon 2004, Oakland cab/shiraz 2005, Hillcot Merlot 2003, Filsell Shiraz 2003, Abednego GSM 2002, Tawny 10 years.
+ Outback mustards, sauces, and jams …etc from Australian Fine Wines
6. « Go East »
Wines from Bulgaria presented by Texavino: Slavyantsi Riesling 2005, Tsar Assen cabernet sauvignon 2004, Maximinus Thrax Cab/Rubin 2003, Enira 2005
& Wines from Georgia presented by Belra : Tbilvino Tsinandali 2004, Telavi Wine Cellar Kondoli 2001, Mukuzani 2004 and Kindzmarauli 2005.
7. « Top of Italia »
Wines from Trentino : horizontal tastin of Longariva wines imported by Vinissimo, and presented by Marco Manica winemaker (Graminè 2005, Le Pergole 2005, Tovi 2002, Tre Cesure 2006, Zinzèle 2000, Duos Montes 2005, Quartella)
8. « Red Stripe »
Wines from Australia – horizontal tasting of D’Arenberg wines presented by Gusto World : Peppermint Paddock, Money Spider 2006, Last Ditch 2005, D’Arrys Original 2004, Derelict Vineyard 2003, Dead Arm Shiraz 2004.
9. « Hungary & Thirsty »
Wines from Hungary presented by Global Wineries: Nyakas Irsai Oliver 2006, Chapel Hill pinot noir 2005, Gal Tibor Egri Bikaver 2004, Hetzölö Tokaji 6 puttonyos
& Aussie beers : Coopers Pale Ale, Sparkling Ale and Extra Stout.
10. « Belgium 10 Points !»
The complete range of Vins de fruits des Vins de Roisin, accompanied by terrines, confitures et confits, et présentée par Ludovic Boucart propriétaire/maître de chai.
11. « That’s the Spirit ! »
Beaux alcools de chez Premium Spirits : F. Meyer Marc de Gewurztraminer, Tequila Herradura Anejo, Rhum Matusalem Gran Reserva, Calvados Lemorton 10 ans, Gin Hendricks, 6 Whiskies différents encore à déterminer (dont 1 Irlandais et 1 Américain)
Mig’s World Wines’ will use MIKASA tasting glasses during its Open Door Day.
On the 13th: CHILE - Chilean cab & car
- Casa Donoso 1810 (carmenère/cabernet sauvignon)
- Viña Santa Emma Amplus (cabernet sauvignon)
- Viña De Martino Reserva de Famiglia (Cabernet sauvignon)
On the 20th: ARGENTINA - Malbec and viognier from Mendoza
- Candela viognier
- Zuccardi Terra Organica Malbec
- Zuccardi Q malbec
- Catena malbec
Don't miss out! They're going to be quite nice tastings!
Also, a new French wine for a change!: from the Graves region (Bordeaux), the delicious La Tour des Remparts.
Cheers! See you!