Monvin.lu: wine online | Luxembourg

I had the great pleasure to have been invited to a private wine tasting hosted by Pascal and his partner, who are the owners of the new Luxembourg online wine shop MONVIN.LU. They had lovingly prepared food platters and selected six wines for my friends and me to try. Here is their story.

Not so long ago, they were students in southern France. They deepened their already existing passion for wine by visiting and discovering local winemakers. Then they had the idea to bring high quality wine from rather unknown small winemakers to the Luxembourg market. Most of these producers rely on organic farming, which is another important factor as to why they have been selected by MONVIN.LU.

Now to the wine tasting. We started off with a rosé, followed by two white and two red wines. The final one was a dessert wine.

Bandol by Dupéré Barrera | Provence

This rosé was produced through the rosé de presse technique. It has the right acidity – sweetness balance. Also very light and pleasant to drink.

Silk Trilogy by Domaine Saint Hilaire | Languedoc

This 100 percent Chardonnay wine had spent nine months in wooden barrels. Its characteristic is a buttery flavour.

Prestige by Château Virant | Provence

The second white wine was made from vermentino grapes. It was more acidic than Silk, with a flowery taste and it was the wine that made the biggest impression on us.

Enclos by La Terrasse d’Elise | Languedoc

The first red wine was made of 100 percent mourvèdre grapes. The result is a light, slightly scented and easy to drink wine.

Domaine Puech Lazert | Languedoc

The second red wine was a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, syrah and mourvèdre. High in tannins, it takes three years or more to soften. This is a kind of red wine that is best served in a carafe after it has had time to breathe.

Quintessence by Clos Teddi | Corsica

This vermentino sweet wine went perfectly well with our dessert. It gave out a taste of ripe peaches and it was the perfect way to finish the wine tasting session.

MONVIN.LU kindly offered me six bottles of other kinds of wine to try at home. I will drink them one at a time, ideally share them with my family, and post reviews. A big thank you to Pascal and his partner. I didn’t expect to receive such a warm welcome and I was humbled by their generosity. And it’s wonderful to see how they get to make a living from their passion.

If you are based in and around Luxembourg, I strongly encourage you to have a look at the fantastic selection that MONVIN.LU offers. You can find wines that fit every budget and the great news is that delivery within Luxembourg is free.

56 Comments

  1. Juliet
    1st February 2016 / 09:35

    As usual such a beautiful pictures

  2. 1st February 2016 / 09:39

    Monvin.Lu is so kind!! Love a good Pinot Noir. Could still remember my recent wine tasting experience in Tasmania. Fabulous x

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.com

  3. 1st February 2016 / 09:42

    Learning something about wine and people behind it just makes everything extra special. And all that delicious food…! x

  4. Alice
    1st February 2016 / 10:06

    What a wonderful event! The wine and the treats look amazing!
    Fashion Soup

  5. 1st February 2016 / 10:23

    That anti pasto has me drooling big time, what a fun opportunity and it was really interesting to hear how they source their wines 🙂
    Have an excellent and productive Monday beautiful 🙂
    Much Love Karen
    (STYLESMORGASBORD) [BLOGLOVIN])

  6. 1st February 2016 / 10:31

    I always admire who gets to live from what they love most. I never went to a similar event but would love as Im passionate about wine even though I dont drink much of it. Happy Monday Anouk! xo

  7. Corie Bratter
    1st February 2016 / 13:09

    It looks a very interesting event! I will check the website for sure!

  8. 1st February 2016 / 14:40

    Nice! Sounds like you got to enjoy a nice variety of wines at this tasting.

  9. 1st February 2016 / 16:03

    Finally I can log in, yay!!
    Wine tasting is something I have always find interesting however my friends and my husband are mostly all alcohol intolerant lol that makes it difficult to drag them to go to one with me!
    Lucky you though! I feel like now that I'm older I can begin to appreciate many of the flavour differences between wines! Glad you got invited to such a doll private event!

  10. 1st February 2016 / 17:21

    I'm a fan of wine, and also like rose we use a couple of deliveries occasionally which is convenient during busy times for entertaining. It sounds like this tasting was a great mix for you to experience. Love their story and it's such a nice gesture for them to give you bottles.
    HEARTY DÉCOR

  11. Allie Mackin
    2nd February 2016 / 01:28

    Oooo Tapas style dinning is one of my favorite things to do!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    http://www.allienyc.com

  12. 2nd February 2016 / 04:51

    Now that's an event I'd love to attend. Stu and I love supporting small winemakers, these look fantastic.

  13. Trang Do
    2nd February 2016 / 06:43

    Great photos! Everything looks soo good!

    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  14. 2nd February 2016 / 07:55

    From the pictures and description I am sure you had a wonderful time. From time to time I like to drink a glass of wine too, but I prefer the red ones 🙂

  15. minaali
    2nd February 2016 / 09:54

    You've managed to photograph the wine so perfectly. <3

    Minaali
    The Snap Narrative

  16. 2nd February 2016 / 10:50

    This sounds very interesting. How cool of them to invite you and offer you 6 kinds of wine. Glad to hear you had a good time!

  17. Stephanie Louise
    2nd February 2016 / 13:41

    You can never turn down a good wine tasting! Sounds like such a fun fun fun time. 🙂
    http://blog.sunmilouise.com/

  18. 2nd February 2016 / 13:59

    What strikes me first about these wines is their great names – Silk Trilogy, Quintessence…makes me want to try them!

  19. Monique | WritingMonique
    2nd February 2016 / 15:13

    How fun! Sounds great. And the photos look so fun and entertaining!
    WritingMonique

  20. 2nd February 2016 / 17:49

    It was interesting to learn more about the different wines, each sound really nice! I'd love to host a wine and cheese night with friends. Great photos 🙂

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  21. Mary
    2nd February 2016 / 22:52

    This looks so elegant and relaxing! What's your advice for not getting too tipsy when wine tasting? I always seem to get undone rather quickly…

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love, Mary

  22. Pamela RG
    3rd February 2016 / 00:50

    Yummy. I would enjoy this event. I would like to try the Rosé from Provence. The chicourterie and cheeses looks so delicious.

  23. 3rd February 2016 / 02:02

    Mmmm this sounds like such a great day! Must have been incredible to try all these different wines and just the names are making me drool s little haha

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  24. Sybil
    3rd February 2016 / 02:35

    aahh yes!! 😀 i love this!! looks so delicious! 😀

    Have a great week!

    Animated Confessions

  25. Atsuna Matsui
    3rd February 2016 / 04:12

    Delightful wine and yummy food. What more could you ask for 😛

    xx
    atsunamatsui.com

  26. 3rd February 2016 / 06:48

    Hi Mary, my advice would be to ensure that you eat enough during the session, regularly take sips of water and just "taste" as opposed to finish entire glasses. Otherwise one surely gets tipsy very quickly!

  27. Kiki Rampone
    4th February 2016 / 00:42

    I love your photos! The food platters look delicious, especially the cheese 🙂 Great post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

  28. Siffat Haider
    4th February 2016 / 12:45

    Looks like you had the most wonderful time. There are few things in life better than wine and cheese 🙂
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  29. 5th February 2016 / 08:09

    I love a good wine tasting 🙂 Great post hun x

    crossinglemons.com

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