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Vinurile romanesti la 10 ani de la recolta – Degustare

March 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Încet, dar cu dificultate, și vinurile românești încep a prinde o brumă de tradiție. Uitându-ne acum în spate, sunt puține cele care încă se mai pot bea. Dar oare cât de bune mai sunt?

La această nouă degustare ne-am propus să aflăm cum se prezintă vinurile românești după 10 ani.

Noi suntem optimisti și credem că selecția făcută va place cu siguranta. Sunt 10 vinuri: 2 albe si 8 rosii.

Vinurile:
Prince Stirbey Feteasca Regală Genius Loci 2007
Prince Stirbey Cuvee Alb 2007
Davino Domaine Ceptura Rouge 2007
SERVE Cuvee Alexandru 2007
Cramele Halewood Hyperion Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Prince Stirbey Merlot 2007
Prince Stirbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Prince Stirbey Novac Art Deco 2007
Vinarte Soare 2007
Vinarte Prince Matei 2007

Degustarea se va desfasura Miercuri 29 Martie la restaurant Aubergine Healthy Food din str Smardan nr 33 (Centrul Vechi) cu incepere de la ora 19:30.

Sunt 12 locuri disponibile și fiecare costă 210 lei (vinurile, o gustare și apa).  Pentru confirmarea rezervării este necesară plata în avans.

Pentru rezervari ne puteti contacta pe email: cosmin.grozea@gmail.com sau la telefon 0723 240 102.

Categories: Romania, Wine-dinners

Rezerve Davino si Bordeaux – Anunt degustare

October 21, 2016 Leave a comment

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Probabil ati auzit de Flamboyant, varful de gama al lui Davino, producatorul din Dealu Mare. Dar daca v-as spune ca exista ceva si mai si, tot de la ei?

Relansam seria degustarilor cu doua mini-verticale ale high-end-ului Davino, nemaiintalnite pana acum: Rezerva Rosu si Rezerva Alb. Iar ca sa facem seara si mai atractiva, le combinam cu cateva Bordeaux-uri rasate.

Iata vinurile:

J. L. Denois Cremant Cuvee Classic Brut (nou in piata)

Davino Rezerva Alb 2012
Davino Rezerva Alb 2013

Davino Rezerva Rosu 2009
Davino Rezerva Rosu 2010
Davino Rezerva Rosu 2011

Chateau La Gaffelier 2010 (St-Emilion, RP 95, WE 95)
Chateau Duhart Milon 2010 (Pauillac, RP 96)
Chateau d’Aiguilhe 2010 (Castillon, JS 92-93, WS 92, CT 90)

Sunt 12 locuri disponibile.

Pretul este de 225 de lei de persoana si include vinurile, apa si o mica gustare. Puteti comanda a la carte din meniul restaurantului. Degustarea are loc Miercuri 26 Octombrie incepand cu ora 19:30 la restaurantul Dada din str Matei Voievod 94bis.

Plata participarii in avans este necesara pentru o rezervare ferma. Puteti rezerva prin email catre cosmin.grozea@gmail.com sau apeland la 0723 240 102.

Participa la concurs si castiga invitatii la evenimentul Women in Wine Business

April 26, 2016 Leave a comment

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Real Wine Boutique organizeaza in perioada 22 Aprilie – 3 Mai 2016 un concurs in cadrul caruia se pot castiga 10 invitatii la evenimentul Women in Wine Business organizat Sambata 7 Mai la Hotel Novotel in Bucuresti. Evenimentul reuneste sase speakeri internationali, femei de succes care vor impartasi din experienta lor despre vinuri, intr-o atmosfera relaxanta in cadrul unor Masterclass-uri interactive.

Programul evenimentului si cele 6 Masterclass-uri se desfasoara astfel:
16:00 – 16:45 Silvia Franco, Nino Franco Spumanti (ITALIA)
16:50 – 17:35 Julia Walch, Elena Walch Winery (ITALIA)
17:40 – 18:25 Patricia Toth, Planeta Winery (ITALIA)
18:45 – 19:30 Janica Tomic, Tomic Winery (CROATIA)
19:35 – 20:20 Baroness Ileana Kripp-Costinescu, Stirbey Winery (ROMANIA)
20:30 – 21:15 Lucia Freitas, Quinta da Mariposa (PORTUGALIA)
21:30 Sesiune de Intrebari, Raspunsuri, Networking

Pentru a participa la concurs:

  • Deschideti un cont de membru pe www.real-wineboutique.ro sau daca aveti deja un cont de membru, este de ajuns sa va logati inainte de a plasa comanda.
  • Cumparati de minimum 250 RON in perioada 22 aprilie – 3 mai 2016:
    250 RON – 499.99 RON – O sansa la extragere
    500 RON – 999.99 RON – Doua sanse la extragere
    Peste 1000 RON – Trei sanse la extragere
  • Participati automat la tombola din data de 4 mai. Extragerea se va face cu ajutorul http://www.random.org.
  • Cei 10 castigatori vor fi anuntati pe pagina de Facebook si pe Website. De asemenea, vor fi contactati telefonic toti castigatorii, pentru confirmarea participarii la eveniment.

In aceasta perioada Real Wine Boutique desfasoara o campanie atractiva de reduceri la multe vinuri interesante. Sunt 67 de produse in promo, majoritatea au reduceri substantiale (15% sau mai mult, unele ajung la 40 lei reducere fata de pretul initial de raft). VINARTE a venit cu cele mai mari reduceri la Prince Mircea, Prince Matei, Soare si Cuvee d’excellence. Lista completa cu reduceri o puteti accesa AICI.

Categories: Romania

Lovely lunch with 2 from Davino and a Vega-Sicilia Unico

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Has a lovely lunch about 2 weeks ago with a couple of friends and tasted some top Romanian wines and an iconic Spanish wine from Vega-Sicilia. There is a huge gap price wise between these wines: Spanish vs Romanian, and one has to think thoroughly if it is worth it. I have a few friends that are Unico ambassadors by choice, but hey who wouldn’t like to drink Valbuena, Unico or Reserva Especial every day ?

Vega-Sicilia Unico 2007 was opened already for 24 h and 1 glass was taken out. So, properly aerated. Even at this stage the oak influence is quite assertive both on the nose and the palate. There is rich and elegant fruit here, it has depth on the nose, but it does not confirm yet the same sheer class on the palate. It is young but I do not see it at the same level as the 2000 or 2004. The oak flavors seem to upfront for now. (94/100)

Davino Flamboyant 2010 was decanted for about 45 minutes and drank over 1 h. Deep dark red color. Its aromatic profile resembles a Super Tuscan, with the sunny ripe and spicy black fruit. Rich on the palate, high tannin that needs big food to feel smooth, lots of black fruit and spicy. Medium to long finish. (92/100)

Davino Rezerva Red 2010 was also decanted for 45 minutes and drank over 2 h. This is closer to a Bordeaux. There is more freshness and red fruit here than in Flamboyant. It has a paprika, black currant and meat stock profile. A bit more flesh, refreshing tannin that seems to be smoother on the palate. Longer finish with lots of dark chocolate. Loved the freshness here. (93/100)

 

Some great whites: Olivier Leflaive, Billecart-Salmon, Tement etc

February 28, 2016 Leave a comment

Had a lovely dinner on WED evening at La Brasserie restaurant in Herastrau with some beautiful wines. Started earlier with a stunning Puligny Montrachet by Olivier Leflaive.

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2012 Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Pucelles’ needs at least 45 minutes in a decanter to open up and when it does it is simply kaleidoscopic. Color is medium yellow gold. Nose is profound and luxuriant, stone fruit, papaya, toast and butterscotch center the stage. Rich and vibrant yellow fruit pours lavishly on the lively palate, with intense and long rich citrus fruit and chamomile finish. Simply gorgeous. (95/100)

IMG_20160224_192901I was invited to blind taste this wine at the beginning of our dinner and I managed to spot there is an older Sauvignon Blanc from Austria. Tement as far as I read is the best producer of Austrian Sauvignon Blanc. Perhaps I am wrong here.

2007 Tement Zieregg Rezerve IZ is indeed a Sauvignon Blanc that spent 30 months in oak barrels. The wine has amazing richness both on the nose and the palate. Nose is filled with generous aromas of slate minerality, cut hay, white melon and passion fruit. Very rich on the palate with medium acidity, it shows abundant yellow fruit and flowers. Quiet long and ripe. (92/100)

1999 Champagne Billecart-Salmon Nicolas Francois Billecart comes with a razor sharp acidity after Tement. This has a classy nose of smoked citrus fruit, baked apples and biscuit, tense and precise, with a citrus infused long finish. (94/100)

2005 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot needs to be properly decanted of its sediment and to breath for at least 45 minutes. This has a mineral, gamey and red fruit generous nose that just keeps on getting better. Supple on the palate, it has a Burgundian character written all over it. Syrah for Pinot lovers. (94/100)

More wines followed but did not manage to pay the proper attention to take notes on: 2007 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino, 2009 Davino Rezerva Rosu, 2006 Vinarte Aniversare Merlot Rezerva, 2012 Davino Rezerva Blanc. Night ended with a second bottle of 2012 Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Pucelles’. Sometimes you can just have it all.

Valentine’s day it’s all about love and roses

February 2, 2016 1 comment

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The weather outside says spring is almost here. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It is usually a tough day for men as most of the time ideas don’t come easy. One has to be brave and inventive to make it through. Fortunately, your wine guys did the job for you.

We made a selection of some top roses: Romanian and French, and when you say roses there is love in the air. Roses and rose wines is the name of the game for Valentine’s day.

So here’s the list:
2015 Prince Stirbey Rose
2015 Davino Domaine Ceptura Rose
2014 Miraval (Brangelina) Rose (91 points)
2012 Miraval Blanc
2014 Chateau Puech “Haut Prestige Rose” (92 points)
2014 Chateau Puech “Tete de Belier Rose” (93 points)
2014 ONE by Les Jolies Filles
2014 Chateau La Gordonne La Chapelle Gordonne (91 points)
2014 Chateau Minuty Cuvee Rose et Or
2014 Chateau La Sauvageonne Wild Woman Rose

(you can also buy the ones you like, that evening or later on, if you want to try them in a more intimate environment)

We will meet on Thursday, Feb 11th, 19:30. There is a new location, NaaN Restaurant (Strada C. A. Rosetti 26, București). Yes, it is an Indian restaurant. We challenge you to try this daring paring and see how good Indian food and rose fit together !

The cost is 160 lei pp (wine, entree and water). The main course can be ordered a la carte from the restaurant menu. Confirmation is required, as well as advance payment.

For reservations please contact us at cosmin.grozea@gmail.com or nicusor.cazan@gmail.com or by phone:

Cosmin: 0723 240 102 or Nicusor: 0722 141 879

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Categories: France, Romania, Wine-dinners

Prima comanda de la real-wineboutique.ro

January 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Am comandat saptamana trecuta cateva sticle de la noul magazin de vinuri online lansat recent de real-wineboutique.ro si logisitic totul s-a desfasurat usor si lin.

Sunt mai multe lucruri care m-au surprins placut:

  • am comandat 5 sticle in valoare totala de 300 Ron pentru a beneficia de transportul gratuit pentru comenzi peste 250 Ron si am optat pentru plata la livrare.
  • as fi putut procesa comanda chiar si fara a fi nevoie sa-mi creez un cont pe site-ul lor dar am ales sa o fac  pentru a putea fi informat de eventuale promotii sau alte noutati.comanda real
  • am comandat 3 vinuri de Bordeaux si unul din Portugalia care mi s-a parut interesant si mai era si in promotie.
  • in afara de mailul cu factura primit imediat dupa lansarea comenzii, am mai primit un mail care m-a notificat ca produsele comandate sunt in stoc si ca pachetul meu este pregatit pentru livrare avand din nou atasata factura, si altul care m-a notificat ca pachetul a fost preluat de catre curier si este in tranzit.
  • ultimul mail continea de asemenea un link direct de urmarire al pachetului pe site-ul curierului DPD. Mi-a placut faptul ca sunt notificat si stiu exact in ce stadiu este comanda mea si ca automat se trimite link-ul de urmarire.
  • imediat dupa lansarea comenzii am fost sunat pentru confirmarea ei. M-au informat ca acest telefon de confirmare este dat la lansarea primei comenzi doar, si ca ulterior la urmatoarele comenzi nu va fi nevoie de o alta confirmare telefonica atat timp cat lansez comanda de pe contul creat. Mi se pare de bun simt.

Am primit sticlele la 2 zile de la plasarea comenzii. Sticlele vin impachetate foarte bine in cutii de carton cu separatoare individuale astfel incat probabil ca incidenta accidentelor cu spartul lor este foarte mica.

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IMG-20160121-WA006Ca bonus cred, mi-au trimis si cateva drop stopuri cu brandul real,- wine boutique. Din experienta stiu ca sunt extrem de utile cand torni in pahare fara sa mai trebuiasca sa folosesti un servetel sau o carpa pentru a preveni caderea vinului pe fata de masa sau pe haine.

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Urmeaza mai multe comenzi din partea mea cu siguranta.

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