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Bar Brutal, Barcelona – brutally natural

Bar Brutal Barcelona

Talk about a late blog post – my visit at Bar Brutal dates from February this year and this draft has been waiting ever since. Not too much details in my head about it now. But I definetely know that a visit is worth it. In particular wine lovers who enjoy the raw side, the natural side of wines shouldn’t miss this place out. “Natural wine” is the main topic here and the list features specimens from all over Europe, with the bulk coming from Spain and France. And don’t be scared either if you’re not used to natural wines, they actually have a few that do contain sulfites :P Read the rest of this entry »

Lavinia Winestore, Madrid

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After having spent some time in Madrid visiting museums and eating tapas, I was on my own for 2 days and had to find a meaningful occupation for myself. Since I already got my dose of art and architecture, I decided to become hedonistic and locate my favorite wine shop Lavinia which I already thoroughly inspected in Paris (they now have shops in Barcelona and Geneva also). Of course, I expected the Madrid mothership to also have a specimen of my favorite toy and I wasn’t disappointed. In the end I spent nearly 3 hours in the store, sipping what “the machine” had to offer. Here are my notes.

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2007 Predicador Blanco, Rioja, Benjamin Romeo. A white cuvée made of Garnacha Blanca, Malvasia and Viura. Weird nose to me: rather floral but reminding cidre and furniture polish at the same time. A bit stinging on the palate, rather high acidity, some wax, slightly alcoholic, a little salty in the finish and a very good length. This is a totally untypical wine to me but I would also agree with you if you think my notes are a bit untypical too. Read the rest of this entry »

Paris Impressions

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Intense apéro-White wine over the roofs of Paris
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Latenight-Earlymorning snack at Hippo Read the rest of this entry »

Lavinia Winestore, Paris

Lavinia has always been one of my favorite winestores in Paris. It’s like a wine epicentre in this city of bons-vivants. The choice is huge, the selection offers nice surprises and discoveries. And if you’re looking for exclusive Grand Crus, this is definetely the place to go with a jaw-dropping treasure-cellar featuring endless lines of Petrus, Moutons and other VIP’s of the wine world. And after not having been there for 2 years or so, the wine store had a special surprise for me: I couldn’t believe what I was seeing there…

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..this machine in the middle of the store it was. A wine-carousel-automat allowing you to try sips of a selection of wines. Probably my favorite Parisian toy now. Read the rest of this entry »

Lavinia Weinladen, 3 Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris 1er


In der Schatzkammer von Lavinia

Wer öfter nach Paris reist und ein Faible für Wein hat, sollte sich Lavinia nicht entgehen lassen. Lavinia ist eines der grössten und schönsten Weingeschäfte Frankreichs und wahrscheinlich auch Europas. Die Auswahl ist enorm, und es lohnt sich einfach nur mal reinzuschauen und sich überraschen zu lassen. Alle Regionen sind vertreten, sogar mein geliebtes Languedoc ist gut Read the rest of this entry »

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