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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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It’s time to secure your tickets for the design event of the year in London: Decorex International – 18 – 21 September. Cellar Maison will be there with our team and a specially designed display to let guests see our Wine Cellar solutions first hand. We will be talking to trade professionals as well as those who would like a Wine Cellar, Wine Wall or Wine Pod in their own home.

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Decorex International is synonymous with luxury, and is internationally renowned for being THE event to discover the very best, and most coveted products from our unrivaled collection of 400 hand-selected exhibitors.

With a rich heritage of 39 years, Decorex’s long standing reputation has proven the test of time; growing and evolving to remain exciting and innovative – and 2016 will be no different.”

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Join Cellar Maison at Decorex – Inspiration Galore!


We will also have special guests, Marina Gayan MW and Helen Nathan joining us for two days 19th and 20th of September. Gayan and Nathan offer specialist wine advisory services including detailed Palate Profiling, buying advice, cellar acquisitions and optimal cellaring.

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Please come and introduce yourselves – We work closely with all professionals in high-end interior design, architecture and property development and are looking forward to a great event.

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We’re all looking forward to speaking to visitors to the Restaurant Design Show. Cellar Maison will be showcasing our bespoke Wine Cellar Designs at STAND 112. Hope to see you there – Get your FREE TICKETS NOW. This is a must-see event for all those in the restaurant world as well as people designing or operating bars, cafes, hotels and resorts.Stockholm

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Cellar Maison will be at the Restaurant Design Show this September in London and we would love to meet you.

Register now for your FREE tickets. Bar and restaurant owners, architects, interior designers and property developers – You will have noticed the dramatic increase in the call for creative, beautiful and functional wine cellars, we specialise in this field and provide unique knowledge, skill and design expertise which we will showcase throughout the Restaurant Design Show.

This is the UK’s largest restaurant design event and is being held at London’s ExCeL on the 27th & 28th September 2016; this is the only event in the country that will deliver you leading design ideas and help you network with the right people in the industry to make it all possible.

For your free ticket, go to restaurantdesignshow.co.uk

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This fantastic show will provide a great wealth of information with 50 educational seminars, 120 inspirational suppliers, and over 3,000 industry professionals from across the country. Some of the industry’s leading names will be there, offering their advice and guidance on the latest trends in restaurant interior design and showcasing the most cutting edge products on the market.

The show runs alongside Restaurant Tech Live and the Takeaway & Restaurant Innovation Expo; your ticket gives you access to all these amazing events, presenting the ideal opportunity to assist the growth of your business, to network, and to do business across an exhibition packed with value-added show floor features, benefiting from workshops, seminars, and a dedicated networking area.

Make sure you don’t miss this amazing opportunity; entry into the show is absolutely free and it runs across the 27th and 28th of September, from 10am – 5pm at ExCeL London. To register for your free ticket and for more information, please visit www.restaurantdesignshow.co.uk.

Cellar Maison are looking forward to meeting you – Please come and introduce yourselves to our friendly team and take a look at our exclusive and bespoke wine cellar designs.

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Our collaboration with Gayan and Nathan has opened up a world of boutique, professional wine advisory services from top duo, Marina Gayan MW and Helen Nathan, a renowned chef and food writer. Marina is one of only a few hundred Master of Wine holders in the entire world.

To meet Marina and Helen, along with the Cellar Maison team, secure your tickets here for the extraordinary  Decorex 2016. We’ll be showcasing our Wine Walls, Wine Cellars and Wine Pods to designers and interested home owners. Marina and Helen will be answering your wine related questions around quality buying, cellaring and more.


Decorex Prize Draw: We have an exclusive Decorex Prize Draw to enter. Be in with a chance to WIN A Private Palate Profiling session and 6 bottles of expertly selected wine based on the winner’s palate.


 

The below article by Helen Nathan, gives a tantalising glimpse at of one of their exclusive Palate Profiling sessions and how very in depth, personal – and fun a night like this is.

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Penthouse Palate Profiling!

Palate profiling is a very personal and often intimate experience. We can’t help but feel lucky that our clients open their minds and homes to us and are prepared to be led, with no preconceptions through a line up of wines – served blind. A few days ago we had the privilege and pleasure of guiding a wonderful couple, over a birthday dinner, through a red tasting where their favourite wines were noticeably absent!

The night began with us balancing bottles and beef in a tiny lift rather like contortionists from a crazy circus act up to their 5th floor Penthouse apartment. We emerged like two mad hatters to be greeted with incredible views overlooking Hammersmith’s Ark.

We started with a bit of a palate teaser, a glass of fizz (tasted blind of course) matched with 3 bowls of warm roasted almonds all with different flavours. Identifying them was the first step to engage their palates.

With an entree of freshly baked brioche and velvet smooth chicken liver parfait, Marina introduced the first flight of mystery reds. It’s very frustrating but ultimately liberating when you are told not to try and guess the grape variety or country of origin but purely focus on whether the filled glass pleases or displeases you. It is especially hard for an experienced wine lover, where the temptation to guess is almost too much to bear! Our guests last night gave in to our pleas and began to relax. Talk turned to tannins, mouth feel, structure, and ultimately life’s big question: ‘do I like this or not!’ Marina studiously took notes through out the night, asking leading questions, probing for specific answers that will lead her to fine tune her summary document. As a Master of Wine, she has tasted and analysed more wines than most people have had hot dinners. Over the years she has built up a ‘wine library’ in her head, which she uses to connect styles, regions, flavours and aromas. Joining dots, making links and correlations to help our clients unlock the mysteries of the wine world. Our view is that life is too short to drink wines that other people tell you you should like!

But I digress, next I served a four hour slow roasted jarret de boeuf (shin of beef) with another flight of reds. Our clients were getting into the swing of things now, relaxing and enjoying the blind wines presented to them. The wines were getting bigger and more complex, and their interaction with food saw the flavours changing and first impressions re-examined. Wines should be enjoyed with food but one man’s pleasure can be another’s pain – we all have our own preferences and there are no right or wrong answers.

The final flight was unveiled and tested with cheese (a creamy goat, pecorino, aged cheddar and red Leicester) Although many think red wine and cheese is a match made in heaven, you need a good back bone of acidity to make the pairing harmonious.

I lit the tiny champagne bottle candles on the lemon polenta cake, which we washed down with the remains of the opening fizz. Another great profiling evening came to a close. Hopefully our birthday girl will continue to explore the wonderful world of wine, armed now with her new profiling feedback to help guide her, when Marina is no longer at her side!

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Tempted? Hope to see you at Decorex or contact us here:

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The prestigious Decorex design show is coming up fast – Book here to secure your tickets for either Trade Professionals in any area of interior design and property development; or Consumer tickets those who love style, design and want to be truly inspired by the exhibitors at this annual event. A magnificent array of exhibitors will be attending and the event is stylishly catered for food and drinks including the Champagne Bar designed exclusively this year by 1508 London.

Cellar Maison will be there for the whole event – 18th – 21st of September, 2016. We’ll be speaking to architects, interior designers, property developers and of course those wishing to create their own private wine cellar at home.

We invite you to come and say hello – You can also pre-register with us here first to let us know you’ll be attending. We are happy to set up a private appointment to talk in more depth at a time to suit you. As premium, bespoke designers of our signature Wine Walls, Wine Cellars and Wine Pods, we have a deep understanding of the technical aspects of secure wine storage – and the aesthetic attention to design and style that results in exquisite results.

This year at Decorex, we have very special guests at our stand – Marina Gayan MW and her business partner Helen Nathan, who together are Gayan + Nathan, will be on site for two days only – 19th – 20th of September. Please come and meet them and hear how you can enter the draw to WIN an exclusive Private Palate Profiling session and 6 bottles of expertly selected wine based on the winner’s palate.

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Gayan + Nathan offer an exclusive, unique wine advisory service that includes wine selection, cellar stocking and management, education and palate profiling.

We’ll keep you posted as we near the event but do get your tickets as soon as you can! Looking forward to seeing our clients and meeting many new people.

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