What a satisfying feeling to see your beautiful bottles all unpacked into your brand new, bespoke Cellar Maison Wine Cellar, Wine Wall or Wine Pod!

To make it even better, we can now arrange for the lovely Marina Gayan, Master of Wine to unpack and arrange your wine – as our clients did in this stunning cellar.

Our collaboration with Marina Gayan, MW and Helen Nathan of Gayan and Nathan, wine advisory, education and purchasing specialists, offers an amazing chance for our clients to be able to take the advice of not only one of the world’s leading experts, (one of only a few hundred world-wide), but also to enjoy the fun and warmth that Marina and Helen bring to all their events and interactions.

Find out more at www.gayanandnathan.com  We’ll also keep you posted for details of Cellar Maison and Gayan & Nathan events – Click here to join our seasonal newsletter of wine cellars, events, food, wine travel and more.

If you’re intrigued by the stunning cellar pictured here, keep in touch. We’re shortly sharing our a Cellar Showcase to give you all the details, materials and news of how this couple are enjoying this new feature of their home.

Click below for Gayan and Nathan’s blog about unpacking this stunning cellar.

The team over at Gayan and Nathanour friendly experts in wine advisory services, palate profiling and wine collecting services, have plans afoot that we would like to share with you. Marina Gayan, Master of Wine, and Helen Nathan, published food writer, chef and champion of entertaining, already offer tailored, wine-centric events across key parts of Europe and beyond – see their Portugal trip here.

But, what about local experiences, right here in London? Solution – Helen and Marina are launching a series of unique events that focus on food and wine, with a twist of something fascinating, historically engaging, mysterious or positively molecular…. intrigued? We will keep you posted about when and where these events are – you can in keep touch with Gayan and Nathan events on their site too: www.gayanandnathan.com

Click on through to this little taster of their 14th century food research!

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From medieval banquets to 21st century molecular gastronomy – Gayan and Nathan are the ones to take you on a fun and educational wine and food journey.

Cellar Maison  work closely with Gayan and Nathan and have special arrangements for our clients to enjoy exclusive offers on events and personalised wine advisory services.

Wouldn’t a private Palate Profiling within your new Cellar Maison Wine Wall, Wine Pod or Wine Cellar be something special?

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Here we bring you a Cellar Maison Showcase on a recent installation to a lovely residence in the Home Counties.
From our signature range of bespoke cellars, the style is what we call a Classic Wine Room. This means it is a walk-in space with access from the front wall of the room. In this Wine Room, instead of just a door, the viewing area of the cellar has been expanded to take up the whole width of the room. This makes it an exceptionally beautiful and significant feature of the home – With the crucial capability of storing the owners’ wine collection in absolutely optimal conditions in our specialised climate controlled environment, standard to all our Wine Cellars, Wine Walls and Pods.
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The front viewing wall of the cellar has been completed with our unique frameless glass, custom made and using antique brass for the fittings and handles, in keeping with the classic features of the home and the rest of the cellar.
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 The climate control system mentioned above, utilises cutting edge wine storage technology exclusively used by Cellar Maison in this way. Our clients’ collection of wine, including reds, whites and Champagne, is kept here in genuine cellar conditions (as opposed to wine refrigeration units which are by comparison, just for immediate cooling of white wines and Champagne before drinking.)
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Capacity of this particular Wine Room, is approximately 1200 bottles. The home owners are able to view their wine, enjoy the overall aesthetic, select bottles for drinking whilst entertaining friends.  They can  utilise the inner space fully with the built-in bar area that holds their beautiful decanters and selected glasses ready for use. There is also a useful drawer built in to keep their wine accessories and tasting notes to hand.
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Aesthetics of the space have been designed to fit the classic pleasures of a traditional wine cellar. Integrated LED lighting warmly showcases the wine and is enhanced by the clever use of an antique mirror in the rear panel, reflecting the treasures within the bar space.
Along the side of the cellar is a feature wall that has been crafted in reclaimed oak wine barrel tile cladding. The cellar itself is in dark oak hardwood, again, perfectly in keeping with a traditional cellar – but with the great advantage of modern, safe wine storage technology.
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A final touch to this lovely space, is the traditional library style ladder can run along the front of the cellar to allow access to the top levels. It is fashioned in solid oak and offers a certain charm to the experience of being in ones very own cellar.
For more information about this cellar, or to discuss a space of your own – whether residential or commercial, please contact us here. We are more than happy to talk about the options and also work closely with designers, property developers and architects as well as independently with our clients.
Thank you,
“Once an elite luxury, having a wine cellar in your home is no longer out of reach and indeed, is now widely considered an essential part of a well appointed home – Just as attention is put on a high-end kitchens and dedicated entertaining spaces.”
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What a year! We hope you’re all ready for a relaxing few days off with family and friends – and of course, have some festive bottles tucked away to share and enjoy.

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As 2016 draws to a close and we welcome in 2017, we’d like to take a moment to offer our sincere thanks to everyone we’ve worked with this year.
To both our private home-owner clients, and our professional partners in the design and property development space – It’s a real privilege to work with you in this exciting and creative area that encompasses the wonderful combination of wine and fine design.
All the best from the whole Cellar Maison team for a happy and healthy year ahead.

Below we have a few favourite moments of the Cellar Maison year we’d love to share with you.

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2016 has proved to be a breakthrough year for Cellar Maison with technological advances, a new high capacity wine wall in our range and some standout projects installed in the UK and Europe. Cellar Maison’s notable achievements include two installations in a newly established Stanmore restaurant; a refurbished barn conversion which will now be the home to a 2000 bottle wine collection, and a limited edition Wine Carousel installed in the stairwell of a penthouse apartment in the King’s Library, Chelsea.

During the year we’ve featured a number of our newly installed Wine Cellars, Wine Pods and Wine Walls on our blog.
The photo above is an example of a new walk in Wine Pod with that has been designed as a special feature of our clients’ home. A bespoke cellar using contemporary and traditional materials, ambient lighting and fully climate control for optimum wine cellaring. The cellar sits stylishly behind our exclusive, custom-made frameless glass. See this particular Wine Pod in a full showcase coming up in January 2017.

Another highlight of the Cellar Maison year, is the fantastic partnership with wine advisory specialists, Gayan and Nathan. We love the dynamic duo of Marina Gayan, Master of Wine, one of the world’s few; along with chef and all round fun person, Helen Nathan. To offer our clients professional wine buying and cellaring advise, as well as individual palate profiling, puts a whole new spin on the joy of owning a cellar.

Below, Marina writes a letter about what they’re drinking at home this season, with some great recommendations. Then check Helen’s superbly tasty (and easy) canape idea.

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Letter from Marina Gayan, Master of Wine – 

Greetings!
Christmas is a time to relax, indulge and share wi z es! Besides, trying to match wines to the diverse flavours of Xmas day lunch would be a nearly impossible task!

This year we are going classic and treating ourselves to Champagne and Burgundy, Louis Roederer & Leflaive Meursault (for my husband) and Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet (for me). When it comes to reds we will go both New World and Old World; starting with my dearest friend Steve Pannell’s gorgeously elegant and luscious S.C. Pannell Grenache from McLaren Vale followed by La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina, both favourites of ours.

But of course we are bracing ourselves for a Northern Hemisphere cold and gloomy Christmas day. If I were in Australia for example, in short sleeves and flip flops, I may opt for something lighter and fresher. Maybe a Clare Valley Riesling like Grosset Polish Hill, and I would probably go for something still refreshing but with more weight and an exotic edge, like Larry Cherubino’s Fiano from Frankland River. If I still craved Burgundy I would have a Chardonnay from Cullen in Margaret River or Neudorf from Nelson, New Zealand – that as you know is in my top list!

What will you be drinking?

Marina x
P.S. I would still have my SCP Grenache a bit more chilled!

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PARMA HAM, GOAT CHEESE AND FIG JAM PARCELS

Gayan and Nathan’s Helen Nathan, chef and food writer, shares a simple & super-delicious recipe for a canape to enjoy with drinks 

Makes 20 individual mouthfuls

Prepare: 10 minutes (especially if you can find some little helpers)
Cook: No cooking required
  • 10 slices Parma ham
  • 1 small creamy goat cheese log
  • 1 jar fig jam
  1. Cut each piece of Parma ham into two strips
  2. Cut a small piece of cheese and place this with a teaspoon of fig jam in centre of ham and roll up into a parcel. If you have the time/inclination, you can tie each parcel with a length of fresh chive to make Xmas parcels.
Make in Advance? Yes, these can be made the day before and kept in the fridge.

 LONDON DESIGN SHOW EXHIBITIONS 

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This year Cellar Maison exhibited at two major shows in the London Design Festival. It was great to meet so many of you there. We’re very proud of the Cellar Maison team who worked so hard to create and install two beautiful, custom made Wine Walls from our signature range. Also on display was one of our new, limited edition Wine Carousel. You can read more here about the shows – As well as the winner of our fabulous Cellar Maison / Gayan and Nathan competition!
 
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We’ll keep you posted about both public and trade events coming up in 2017.

Thanks again from the whole Cellar Maison Team – Happy 2017!
Cheers!
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The London Design Festival in September of this year was a veritable candy-store of tantalising interiors, cutting edge design, innovation and style. The greatest of international talent was showcased at a variety of events throughout London.

Cellar Maison exhibited at both Decorex and the Restaurant Design Show. For each show, we installed two Wine Walls from our signature range, plus a limited edition, Wine Carousel  – Fully stocked with wine from The New Zealand Cellar, just to offer the full experience.

It was a real honour to have the chance to meet so many people from a fascinating array of backgrounds, all connected in some way by the love of fine design and wine.

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THE COMPETITION

During the two shows, we ran a competition in conjunction with our collaborating partners at Gayan and Nathan. Gayan & Nathan offer a unique service that seeks to ‘map’ their clients’ palates and define an individual taste profile that is then used to inform future selections of wine.  They offer professional wine advisory and buying services, as well as great fun events where you can truly learn to understand your palate and wine preferences.

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THE PRIZE

On offer in the competition was a private 1-2-1 Palate Profiling Consultation with Master of Wine Marina Gayan of Gayan & Nathan and a case of wine selected by Marina based on the winner’s personal palate preferences.

THE WINNER

We had just over 200 entrants who left their details with us and we are pleased to announce the winner, Lucy Ford of Goose Design Interiors, who has now been informed.

Congratulations Lucy – A lovely case of wine, based on your individual palate profiling consultation with Marina Gayan MW, will soon be on its way to you!

Cellar Maison are always on hand for bespoke wine cellar advice, design consultations and Gayan and Nathan are here for wine advisory services.

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The King’s Library – A magnificent building with a fascinating history is now transformed into residential apartments with the finest in luxury design features.

Cellar Maison were engaged by Tenhurst to design and install a limited edition custom-made Wine Carousel as a fully functional, stunning feature wall in the entrance to the prestigious apartments situated in the former school within the King’s Library.

Each of the three metre high carousels have been made with a precision engineered chain and cog mechanism, which allows the bottles to rotate around the carousel by winding the handle. Every component has been individually handmade. The construction is of solid brass with a bronze patina making it delightfully solid and beautifully sturdy.

To operate, one slowly turns the handle and the wine rotates effortlessly around until coming to a stop at the bottle selected for drinking. Each bottle is securely harnessed in a sling that keeps it horizontal. Even the solid, rhythmic sound of the heavy cogs as they turn, is satisfying and evocative of another era where hand crafted artistry was the norm.

Cellar Maison Wine Carousels are a limited edition series of just 20, priced at £22k + VAT.  To inquire about securing one of the remaining carousels for your home, a client’s home or alternatively, a wine bar, restaurant or hotel, please inquire directly to us at info@cellarmaison.com.

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More about the King’s Library by Tenhurst –

“THE KING’S LIBRARY, BUILT IN 1908, WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE SLOANE SCHOOL. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED BUILDINGS DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT THOMAS J. BAILEY AND THE VERY FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE UK.

In the 1970s the building was occupied by the first adult education college in Britain, which became the Kensington & Chelsea College. The College moved into a new facility next door in 2011 and the old Sloane School fell empty. During this time the vacant classrooms were used as a setting for the award winning film The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne as scientist Stephen Hawking.

This elegant Edwardian school building on Hortensia Road is the setting for eighteen opulent Tenhurst apartments, which draw on the unique character of a dynamic and engaging building rich in space and light.

Each of the eighteen residences at The King’s Library has been carefully designed by Robin Partington & Partners Architects, drawing inspiration from the character of the architecture while also creating individually crafted residences for contemporary living.

TENHURST’S APPROACH TO THE REVIVAL OF THIS LISTED FORMER SCHOOL SEEKS TO PRESERVE KEY FEATURES AND CHARACTERISTICS WHILE INSTALLING NEW BUILD SOLUTIONS IN THE BUILDING.”


Cellar Maison are working with home owners and commercial professionals including architects, property developers and designers to plan, design and install the most exquisite Wine Cellars, Wine Walls, Wine Pods – and now the limited edition Wine Carousels. For more details, please browse our gallery, try our Online Design Planner and get in touch with our friendly, professional consultants.

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Take a look at the latest event from Gayan and Nathan, exclusively for women and absolutely unique in its attention to the sensory preferences of the group in terms of their personal wine tastes and much more!

http://www.gayanandnathan.com/what-women-want/

Fascinating to see how varied we all are and just how well Marina Gayan, Master of Wine, is able to pinpoint these particular and unique factors in each and every one of her guests.

The magic combination of Marina, teamed with business partner Helen Nathan, a renowned chef and food writer, result in fun packed events where guests learn, laugh and feel completely comfortable – A big deal in a traditionally stiff, ‘wine-buff’ environment.

Here’s a snippet but do read the full feature!

“Last week a bevy of women descended on Fleet Street to attend ‘A Sensory Wine Session’ organised by us in conjunction with Lutyens restaurant.
This wasn’t a run of the mill tasting with rows of bottles and endless discussions about South facing slopes, new grape varieties or the latest winemaking techniques. No one mentioned malolactic fermentation or barrel ageing. It was a purely hedonistic experience, created for women, to find wines they want to drink.”

Other events include Palate Profiling – see here for one couple’s fantastic food and wine centric evening hosted by Gayan and Nathan.

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Marina Gayan and Helen Nathan

Cellar Maison highly recommend Gayan and Nathan to anyone interested in wine: drinking, collecting or cellaring. They offer professional, down to earth and highly personalised wine advisory services and events for groups, couples and individuals.

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For Cellar Maison inquiries please contact us here – We are on hand for a personalised discussion about your home and ideas – Remember you don’t need a cellar underground! – We install full Wine Cellars, Wine Walls and Wine Pods in apartments and flats too.

Professional inquiries – Please get in touch with your brief and requirements.

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Cellar Maison have recently designed and installed a contemporary Wine Wall in a beautiful home in Warlingham, Surrey and we’d love to share with you here, some of its key features.

The custom made satin stainless steel bottle display ensures secure storage of every bottle wine in the 230 bottle capacity Wine Wall. Like all our signature Wine Cellars, Walls and Pods, this wall is fully climate controlled for optimal cellaring conditions with both temperature and humidity taken into consideration. The whole wall is enclosed in frame-less glass doors with integrated edge seals, unique to Cellar Maison.

An important part of this design was that the Wine Wall should compliment the room, adding a focal feature rather than overshadowing any existing element in the space. Halo LED lighting has been incorporated for a warm, ambient look and feel.

The home’s existing warm wooden floors, stone features, dramatic art work and stylish soft furnishings come together with the Wine Wall’s spray lacquered finish creating an enticing space to relax by the fire and enjoy a glass or two of wine.

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Detail of contemporary Wine Wall

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Our client, Sarah Haswell has written a very touching testimonial, thank you Sarah.

Wallingham Wine Wall – Simply Stunning:

“Our friends are in awe of our bespoke wine wall by Cellar Maison. It is a stunning piece of art work, that is ever changing with the wine. It has given the one room in our house that was not being used, an amazing Wow factor, which we now just love to be in. Cellar Maison, were wonderful from start to finish. They spent time over the design, making sure it was perfect for the room, with the right lighting and cooling system for the space. The installation was perfection. Cellar Maison thought of everything. It has been a pleasure to meet Andrew & Nick and their team and we highly recommend them.”

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For any questions or inquiries about wine cellars for private homes, bars, restaurants or hotels, we encourage you to either send us an email or give us a call. Our consultants are friendly and on hand to answer your questions – The Online Design Planner is also fun to have a play with when you’re looking at ideas that may work for you – then we can bring these ideas to life!

Thank you,

Cellar Maison Team

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Our intrepid wine and food partners, Marina Gayan MW and Helen Nathan have been off in Portugal on a culinary research mission to Lisbon. Just one weekend unearthed some heavenly finds and here they share tips, ideas and details of what they ate and drank.

If it’s not already on your “Must Visit” list, it’s likely to be now.

http://www.gayanandnathan.com/the-wonderful-food-and-wine-scene-of-lisbon/

Getting there: Lisbon is only 2 hours and 40 minutes from London – An easy flight and you’re there – what’s not to love for a wine and food centric weekend (or longer) away?

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Gayan and Nathan specialise in wine advisory and specialist buying services for home cellars large and more modest. They also hold local events that beautifully facilitate awareness and knowledge of ones own palate and preferences in wine.  See a snapshot of a private evening for one wine loving couple here.

Helen’s food credentials make her the ideal match to Marina’s rare Master of Wine status. Their effervescent sense of fun makes them perfect travel guides as well local event hosts.

The Cellar Maison team, having experienced Marina and Helen’s unique wine and food offerings first hand, as well as seeing them work with our wine-collecting clients, recommend them to anyone – Give them a call or email with any questions. Details HERE on their site.

For all bespoke wine cellar inquiries, you can reach Cellar Maison HERE.

Thank you,

Cellar Maison Team

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Detail from a Traditional style cellar by Cellar Maison

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It’s a good feeling to have put so much into the design, style and logistics for such an extraordinary event as Decorex and see it all coming together ready for the opening day on Sunday 18th of September.

The Cellar Maison team have been all hands on deck putting the essential planning into place, working on  unique design elements and now, installation at Syon Park, London where Decorex is being hosted.

We’ve created two unique Wine Walls for the show – with a few little design elements that are both quirky and functional to show our visitors! The Wine Walls will be fully stocked with wine from the New Zealand Cellar, to give the full experience. Many thanks – Read more about them here.

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Cellar Maison Wine Wall

It’s going to be incredible, with over 400 of the UK and world’s best designers and producers of exquisite and cutting edge work, it’s THE place to be in London’s design month.

Remember that there is the Champagne Bar and other places to eat, drink and socialise – All will be, of course, designed in style as part of the show.

Gayan and Nathan will be at our stand too with expert wine collecting advice for high quality buying for your cellar and personal palate profiling information.

If you’re coming to one or more of the 4 days from Sunday 18th to Wednesday 21st, we’d love to meet you – We’re at Stand K49 – it’s a huge event so good to know a few places first that you’d like to visit!

Thanks and hope to meet you – please come and introduce yourselves to us and do enter our prize draw worth £500!

Cellar Maison Team

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New Zealand’s Seifried Estate – Available from the New Zealand Cellar

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