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Private View is Knight Frank’s in-house glossy magazine which showcases their finest in property and high-end, luxury products. There is much to enjoy browsing, whether for inspiration now, or to add to the wish-list.

Cellar Maison is featured in the latest online edition – CLICK HERE to read the article in full.

In the below excerpt, Managing Director of Cellar Maison, Andrew Speer is interviewed:

‘Wine and food culture in Britain is rapidly evolving. Within the next decade, a climate- controlled wine-storage room or wall will be as common in a prime residence as a well-appointed kitchen or a home cinema,’ says Andrew Speer, MD of Cellar Maison, which designs bespoke wine walls, pods and cellars. Its clients typically spend from £40,000 to £250,000, ‘and may have a few thousand bottles in bond and another 500 to 2,000 at home for personal enjoyment,’ says Speer, from New Zealand’s wine-growing Marlborough region, whose collaboration with master of wine Marina Gayan includes profiling clients’ palates to help them build their fine-wine collection. ‘Many wine lovers and investors who’ve previously kept their collection in bonded storage now want a bespoke wine cellar. They’ll bring home mature, “ready-to-drink” bottles and create a unique environment there to allow them to appreciate their collection,’ says Speer.

The concept of having a wine cellar in the home is increasingly considered an essential feature, rather than an optional add on. Property developers and architects report their clients are eager to enjoy wine within their home, in a stylish setting but with the practicalities of a fully functional wine display that keeps their collection, whether large or small, in optimal condition.

Signature Wine Walls, Wine Pods and Wine Cellars from Cellar Maison can be viewed here in our gallery. For commercial and private home owner inquiries, please do get in touch with us for a free quote and discussion around your requirements.

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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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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!

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

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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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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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INTRODUCING GAYAN and NATHAN

Cellar Maison are delighted to introduce a collaboration that will open exciting doors for our network of existing Cellar Maison clients – and all those interested in wine and food!

Please meet Marina Gayan and Helen Nathan, the incredible team who have developed Gayan & Nathan, an exclusive and unique wine advisory business that takes wine selection, education and palate profiling to a whole new level.

Both Marina and Helen have impressive credentials, qualifications and experience in the wine and food field. Their combined talents are thankfully now accessible through the events and services they have created.gayanandnathan_B:CD_11MAY15

Marina Gayan, MW, completed her Master of Wine in 2003 – An extremely rigorous training programme and commitment. There are in fact, currently just over 350 MW in the entire world. It’s a truly extraordinary status to hold and one which Marina shares with endearing warmth and generosity to her clients and guests.

She has contributed articles to Decanter magazine and has been an IMW (Institute of Masters of Wine) examiner for six years and continues to be involved in its education programme.

Helen Nathan comes with over 15 years of experience in the wine field and was formerly a chef in Claridges. She is a published author of four successful cookery books and currently owns and runs a South West London Cookery School. With food as her obvious passion, Helen’s skills perfectly compliment Marina’s. Their wine events, services and offerings are without a doubt, uniquely delicious, educational and inspiring!

Marina and Helen beautifully blend luxury with a down to earth approach for enjoyment, knowledge and ease with wine on an individual level.


Gayan and Nathan offer a bespoke personal wine shopper service which includes Individual Wine Profiling, Cellar Stock Management and Tailored Tastings and Private Celebrations.  

One stand-out point of difference, is their development of an exclusive way to introduce their clients to wines they will love. Sounds simple but looking into it further, we see how well Gayan and Nathan have evolved from the traditional concepts of wine education and wine and food matching.

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The Gayan and Nathan approach is driven by the profiling of their individual clients’ palate choices – rather than pre-conceived ideas about wine, perceived geographic preferences, prices or labels where it’s easy for even the most seasoned wine collector to become stuck or rigid thus missing out on some incredible revelations.

Gayan and Nathan’s specialist Palate Profiling, is a fascinating concept – To explore your palate with such an emphasis on your own unique taste in both wine, and the food you personally enjoy with it. This allows any wine collector, enthusiast or novice to engage deeply with their wine and food and evolve to a true understanding of their tastes, as well as enjoying the intriguing nuances and individual tastes of others.

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We will shortly be bringing you news of exclusively tailored Cellar Maison and Gayan and Nathan events. Plus, information that directly relates to your wine collection – How best to cellar your wine and add to your collection, as well as the all important enjoyment of tasting your wine and creating heavenly food to best compliment your personal tastes.

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We’re delighted to share the following review from a client in Wimbledon, London:

We approached Cellar Maison to create a bespoke wine wall that doubled as a room divider. The result is fabulous. Our wine is on display at the correct temperature and the room we weren’t using has now become a study and second lounge area. Andrew and Nick have an amazing product which they deliver with professionalism and personality. During the design process, Andrew and Nick listened carefully to our requirements both from a design and budget perspective and produced a great design. Installation was managed extremely well and each separate contractor used was polite and accommodating. They were a pleasure to have in our home. All time frames were met and we would have no hesitation in recommending Cellar Maison to anyone looking to create personalised wine storage. All our friends are very envious.
Stephanie, Wimbledon
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Wine Wall – Able to be viewed from either side

The reverse side of the wine wall offers a lovely glow in the living area

The reverse side of the wine wall offers a lovely glow in the living area

Thank you from the whole team here at Cellar Maison.

It’s very touching to receive these personal responses to our cellar installations. Cellar Maison’s overarching intention  is to make each and every one of our cellars a wonderful feature in the home – or if commercial, a stunning addition to the bar or restaurant.
To contact us for inquiries about the perfect Wine Cellar, Wine Wall or Wine Pod, please call or email us.
+44 (0)20 8242 4367
info@cellarmaison.com
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Sometimes we come across extraordinary people, living their passion, following a dream or just doing something absolutely great with wine. Cellar Maison have a strong connection with New Zealand – director, Andrew Speer is from the beautiful wine region of Nelson, bordering the widely known Marlborough region. When we heard that someone had opened a specialist wine shop in London selling the best NZ wine – we naturally wanted to know more!

Meet the lovely Mel Brown, the creative driver of The New Zealand Cellar, London’s very own Kiwi wine boutique, bar and online store.

Hear Melanie’s fascinating story, along with some NZ wine tips, plus more about their events and consultancy services for restaurants and bars, as well as for home owners setting up their own cellar.

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Nelson, New Zealand

Mel, where are you from in NZ?

I grew up in Auckland, but spent 5 years in Christchurch completing a Chef Apprenticeship before moving to London.

How did your interest in wine develop?

Slowly and very late on, after moving to front of house at The Providores (London’s most iconic Kiwi restaurant) I was completely in awe of the wine offering and this ignited my passion. I studied my WSET soon was living and breathing all things NZ wine.

What brought you to London – and eventually inspired you to start your New Zealand wine business?

I was on my OE, ready to learn and discover new cultures and cities. Initially it was all about the food, but before long my love of wine was introduced and I was quickly eating and drinking my way through Europe. Whilst working at The Providores I became increasingly aware of the lack of platforms in which you could buy NZ wine. I wanted customers to enjoy these wines at affordable prices, I wanted to support the vineyards and producers that work tirelessly, by creating an exciting and specialist platform that was able to convey the integrity of the stories and wines within it.

How has The New Zealand Cellar been received by Brits?

Amazingly! It seems the Brits go crazy for NZ wine. With the highest average bottle price of any other country in the world, the Brits certainly know NZ’s reputation for quality wine is a given.

You sell wine online, and now also in your Brixton store – What sort of experience do you like to give customers coming in person to shop for wine?

For me it’s always about awakening the senses, encouraging customers to look past Sauvignon (not that we don’t love it) but showcasing that NZ can produce an array of styles and varietals that aren’t currently in the spotlight. Its about creating a relaxed, informal and approachable way to enjoy wine, but also offering education and fun.

What are your thoughts on New Zealand wine compared with wines being produced in Europe?

Stylistically they are very different, NZ is such a young and dynamic wine producing country with bright fresh examples, whilst Europe is capable of producing some extremely elegant developed wines of elegance and poise. Each has its own place, and can be enjoyed with so many different foods.

Can you please give us some inside info?

Watch out for NZ Chardonnay, linear, driven and so delicious.

What are a couple of your favourite wines to drink now?

I’m in love with the North Canterbury region right now, these wines are amazing:

http://thenewzealandcellar.co.uk/2014-black-estate-riesling.html

http://thenewzealandcellar.co.uk/2014-the-hermit-ram-pinot-noir.html

Have you some good recommendations for wine to cellar?

Good Pinot Noir from NZ is ageing gracefully, I’ve definitely got a collection in my cellar!

Do you have a favourite New Zealand wine and food combination that is available to UK readers?

Yes, check out Peter Gordon’s page in our Cellar Press!

Are you able to assist with curating a New Zealand section of a private wine cellar or collection?

We offer many tasting and cellaring services. These are bespoke and are quoted to your individual needs. ~We work with clients to determine their exacting requirements. A lot of the time we end up hosting corporate events and private tastings as a result of working with people in their personal cellars. This is definitely one of the most rewarding tasks, particularly when you can see the impact this makes by allowing these producers to be recognised.

What services do you offer to bars or restaurants wishing to have high quality selection of New Zealand wine on their lists?

We also offer a consultancy service, and can happily advise on a NZ wine element of any list. We work closely with many distributors and producers throughout London and can provide an intelligent and thoughtful offering.

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 Many thanks from Cellar Maison to Mel for her generous tips and information. Hope you too get the chance to visit The New Zealand Cellar and enjoy Mel’s friendly advice and expertise.

For all Cellar Maison inquiries for a Wine Cellar, Wine Wall or Wine Pod, please contact us on info@cellarmaison.com or +44 (0)20 8242 4367.

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Today we have our Cellar Showcase on a Wine Wall installed in a lovely home in Esher, Surrey.
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This clever under-stair Wine Wall display makes ideal use of the space available and the two sided display allows the wine collection to be viewed and enjoyed from both sides – entrance above the stairs, as well as from the dining area. The frameless glass doors were selected to maximise the visual impact without solid frames to obscure any bottles. To compliment the stunning proportions and existing materials in the home, a brushed stainless steel finish was selected.
As with all our signature Wine Cellars, Pods and Walls, a specialised cooling system has been installed that is built into the unit and keeps bottles in optimal conditions.
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Our clients are delighted with the result and it has since featured in a number of high end magazines and publications.
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Cellar Maison work with home owners, property developers and interior architects for both residential and commercial projects including wine bars, restaurants and hotels.

For details – please contact us at +44 (0)20 8242 4367 or info@cellarmaison.com

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Contemporary Wine Wall – Viewed from dining room table

Christie’s, the well known and highly esteemed art auction house, have a stylish cousin: Christie’s International Real Estate and their Luxury Defined website is full of the very best in architecture, art, bespoke living, food, wine and travel, interiors and design – All our favourite topics beautifully explored in articles for the discerning reader.

Their latest feature, How to Build the Perfect Wine Cellar has a detailed interview with Andrew Speer, our Cellar Maison director. The appeal of a home wine cellar is well recognised by private home owners as well as high end property developers we work alongside. The considerations to take into account when choosing the right cellar design, configuration and materials are key to the final outcome.

The full article is in the link above. Here is an excerpt:

We all dream of owning a fine collection of wines, with the perfect bottle for every occasion. And while, of course, assembling a “cellar” that’s the envy of all your friends will take years, there is no time like the present to start building the actual cellar in which you will keep it.

As with all aspects of home-building and interior design, trends for how and where to keep your beloved bottles have evolved over recent years. Traditionally, walk-in wine cellars were subterranean rooms, thanks to their ambient ground temperature, lack of natural light, and higher than normal humidity. While these remain in vogue, modern technology and clever design (as well as better building techniques) mean that a wine cellar, room, “pod”, or even a wall, can be installed anywhere there is space.

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Cellar Maison’s bespoke wine rooms showcase clients’ collections, while keeping the bottles in optimum conditions.

Here is all you need to know about creating a home for your sure-to-be-legendary wine collection

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As the name indicates, these are self-contained spaces, often existing “spare” rooms, fitted out with the technology to keep wines in optimum conditions. “Generally, an enclosed room without natural light is the most cost-effective to prepare, especially for larger collections,” says Andrew Speer, director of Cellar Maison, which creates bespoke wine rooms of all shapes and sizes. A consultation with Andrew begins with a discussion about a collection: ideal capacity, and storage needs (wines for entertaining, the laying down of fine wines, investment wines, and so on).

“Next, we look at the property layout and intended area where the wine room is to be positioned, to determine the preparation work required, such as any structural modification, insulation, or electrical wiring, and we advise on the most suitable climate-control system,” says Speer, who often works alongside a building contractor for this prep work. Then comes the fun bit, as Speer asks about design and style preferences – Cellar Maison’s site has a great planning tool that lets clients see all available options. After this, Speer and his team put forward their proposed designs for approval. 

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Cellar Maison wine cellars are stylish and sophisticated and can be customized with your choice of materials and lighting.

Rebecca Wakefield, creative director at London-based property development company Banda comments: “Our clients now see a well-designed wine store as a crucial addition to their home, yet not all have the capacity for a cellar. With modern technology and creative thinking, homeowners can create storage within their existing space, be it hidden behind bookshelves or underground within vaults, ensuring that the wine room is not only stunning but in keeping with the rest of the property.”

Rebecca and her team recently installed a wine room hidden behind a bookcase in a large London private residence. The stunning room of around 43 square feet can store hundreds of bottles of wine in four fridges, and has a sink and plenty of space for glassware and equipment.

“Our clients often tell us that the wine cellar becomes the focal point during parties, and as such, a popular trend is building them larger, often with a table in the middle for tastings or dinner, or using barrels to create a standing area,” says Billy Heyman, managing director of renovations firm BTL Property, which has built many bespoke cellars. “It is also becoming more and more popular to fit sinks within the cellar for glass washing. In some cases, we’ve also seen homeowners link the cellar to a property’s AV system for mood lighting and music.”

Wine Walls and Pods
Ideal for smaller properties and pieds-à-terre, the wine wall offers all the benefits of a cellar or room but without the need for so much space. “Wine walls are proving to be one of our most popular installations,” notes Cellar Maison’s Speer. “Over the past 18 months, wine wall orders have overtaken our wine cellars and rooms. Our wine walls can be four feet in width and up to 20 feet high, and capacity can vary from 150 to 1,000 bottles or more depending on the space available, as well as the bottle arrangement.”

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Wine walls, like this one designed by Cellar Maison for a five-star London hotel, store bottles behind framed or frameless glass with climate control, and feature LED back-lighting that can be color-coordinated to suit the look of a home.

Too many bottles for a wall but not enough space for a cellar? Then consider a wine “pod”. These enclosed spaces are climate-controlled as per a room or cellar, and usually enclosed in glass. They are often incorporated into kitchens or dining spaces.

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Cellar Maison specialises in wine pods that are built into the corner of a room, either with a curved or square glass corner. Pods allow collections to be viewed by owners and guests, while keeping bottles stored at optimum temperature and humidity.

Cellar Maison wish to offer our thanks to Christie’s International Real Estate Magazine and Commissioning Editor, Steven Short.

For Cellar Maison inquiries, please contact us on +44 (0)20 3633 3286 or
info@cellarmaison.com