The King’s Ginger is a delicious liqueur specifically formulated by Berry Bros. in 1903 for King Edward VII. This rich and zesty tipple was commissioned by the Royal Physician to stimulate and revive His Majesty whilst exposed to the elements during morning rides in his new horseless carriage – a Daimler.
It has been appreciated by bon viveurs, sporting gentlemen and high-spirited ladies ever since!
The King’s Ginger is a high-strength liqueur (41%) created by the careful maceration of ginger root, enlivened by the judicious addition of citrus in the form of lemon oil for an unexpectedly fresh lift. It’s appearance is seductively golden. On the nose an instantly warming aroma of ginger, zesty lemon, sherbet and golden syrup. On the palate an initial sweetness followed by a bite of ginger and lemon tart. A deliciously satisfying and warming mouthfeel, with a lingering and extremely long lasting finish.
The King’s Ginger is available now at The Whalley Wine Shop for just £23.99.
We are delighted to be holding our first ‘meet the producer’ wine tasting of 2014, and it’s a pretty special one too.
We are really proud to announce that Andrew Nielsen from the Le Grappin Estate in Beaune, Burgundy, is going to be showing his wines from the 2011 and 2012 vintages. The tasting is in The Great Hall at Whalley Abbey at 7.15pm on Tuesday 25th Feb and is a great opportunity to taste some fabulous Burgundies.
Andrew’s reputation is flourishing! Tim Atkin MW, from Three Wine Men, has declared Andrew Nielsen as one of his 25 winemakers to watch, scoring his Beaune Premier Cru White and Red 94/100 and 93/100 respectively. Some of you may know that Matt spent a week, last October, with Andrew helping with the 2013 vintage and Matt can vouch first hand for Andrews passion and dedication for his wine, something you’ll be able to taste for yourself. Andrew Nielsen is an Australian making wine in France and is absolutely flying at the moment, you’ll get the chance to chat with him after the tasting as well. There are only 24 places available on this tasting and they are priced at £20 each, excellent value given the quality of the wines you will be tasting.
You will enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival, 5 wines from Burgundy (3 white, 2 red) and a selection of cheeses from Cheesie Tchaikowsky. The wines are….
Le Grappin Savigny les Beaune Blanc 2011
Le Grappin Savigny les Beaune Blanc 2012
Le Grappin Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes Blanc 2012
Le Grappin Savigny les Beaune Rouge 2012
Le Grappin Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes Rouge 2012
This is a tasting for those who have a love of the wines from Burgundy as this is a fantastic opportunity to talk with and discuss the region with a hands on winemaker. These are superb wines made in very small quantities and only available from us and one outlet in London. This is an excellent opportunity to taste wines which are great now and to buy wines to lay down for the future.
To book your tickets please ring the shop on 01254 822581 to reserve your tickets, and a reminder that there are only 24 places available.
This month, once again, we have 8 superb wines available By The Glass. Our selection has the theme of ‘Brothers and Sisters’ where we have chosen a red and a white from the same producer. We have 4 pairs of wine from New Zealand, France, Australia and South Africa, across a variety of grapes. Here are the wines that you can buy ‘by the glass’ up to 10pm every single night of the week. There are very few places where you can sample fine wines between £15 and £38 a bottle, and The Whalley Wine Shop is one of them!
A red from Mahi - Pinot Noir – Marlborough, New Zealand. 2010
Lots of sour cherry strawberry and creamy vanilla on the nose. The soft tannins give a velvet texture to the wine, with flavours of light red fruits, including redcurrants, strawberries and raspberries. A nice long finish. This is gorgeous, try it and see if you agree!
80p for 25ml, £2.40 – 75ml, £4.00 – 125m, £ 19.99 per bottle
A white from Mahi - Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, New Zealand 2012
This wine just shouts GREEN, green grass, green bell peppers, green gooseberries. There’s a little citrus tingle on the tongue and lots of fruit, lemons, apricots, grapefruit. Well balanced acidity gives a nice finish.
60p – 25ml, £1.80 – 75ml, £3.00 – 125ml, £14.99 per bottle
A red from Le Grappin - Beaune Premier Cru - Boucherottes - France. 2012
Only available in 2 retail outlets in England, and we are very proud to be one of them. Lots of strawberries and raspberries on the nose, with a little hint of earth. On the palate there’s a bit more of a plum and strawberry taste, with a little hint of liquorice.
£1.60 – 25ml, £4.80 – 75ml, £8.00 – 125ml, £37.99 per bottle.
A white from Le Grappin - Beaune Premier Cru - Les Greves - France. 2012
Rich oak aromas, including baked apples, cinnamon and brioche. On the palate there are flavours of apple, vanilla, pears and buttered toast. A nice long finish shows this wine has great potential to age well.
£1.60 – 25ml, £4.80 – 75ml, £8.00 – 125ml, £37.99 per bottle.
A red from Jim Barry ‘Lodge Hill’ - Shiraz – Clare Valley, Australia 2012
Soft creamy blackcurrants, plums and black cherries with hints of ‘Parma Violets’, cinnamon and cloves. On the palate its gets a bit more intense and savoury, with stewed plums, warm spices and an almost meaty black pepper finish.
60p – 25ml, £1.80 – 75ml, £3.00 - 125ml, £14.99 per bottle.
A white from Jim Barry ‘Lodge Hill’ - Riesling – Clare Valley, Australia 2012
Very pale in the glass. Lots of fresh citrus aromas including lemon, lime, mandarin but also that little tell tale hint of Riesling 4-Star. Quite a full flavoured wine with flavours of Apple skin, Lemon and Lime, Peaches.
60p – 25ml, £1.80 – 75ml, £3.00 – 125ml, £14.99 per bottle.
A red from Boekenhoutskloof - Syrah – Franschhoek Valley, South Africa 2011
From the producers of The Chocolate Block this has nice ripe fruits on the nose, blueberries, plums and dark cherry. These fruits are followed through on the palate with some minerality. On the finish is a nice creamy texture and hints of white pepper and liquorice.
£1.20 – 25ml, £3.60 – 75ml, £6.00 – 125ml. £29.99 per Bottle.
A white from Boekenhoutskloof - Semillon – Franschhoek Valley, South Africa 2008
A huge wine full of spiced orange, buttered popcorn aromas. Lots on the palate too, lemon peel, mandarin and marmalade. Theres also a little beeswax and vanilla pod. This wine has ages to go yet.
90p – 25ml, £2.70 – 75ml, £4.50 – 125ml. £21.99 per Bottle.
This is one of the questions we get asked a lot at this time of year, as many of us try to shed those extra pounds we added during the Christmas festivities.
Here’s just a couple of suggestions.
Bella by Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Bella by Invivo has 30% less alcohol and 30% fewer calories than a typical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and is absolutely gorgeous too! Fresh cut pineapple and passionfruit with hints of greengage plums and racy limes hit both nose and palate. A soft, full textured mouth-feel and pleasing balance leave the palate both awakened and refreshed. Bella by Invivo is deceptive in its power and has great length without requiring high alcohol, using fruit intensity as the backbone to its structure. This delicious wine will accompany a wide range of cuisines and excel with light salads and pasta dishes. Bella by Invivo has only a 9.5% ABV and is available at The Whalley Wine Shop for £10.99
Fresita, Sparkling Wine from Chile
This lovely Sparkling Wine from Chile is very popular for lots of reasons, not only because this wine is infused with fresh natural Patagonian Strawberries which creates a delicious fruity, juicy, mouthwatering Sparkling Wine but also the alcohol content is only 8%! We currently have stocks in the shop, and at only £7.99 a bottle (2 for £15) for a really nice fizz, it helps the pocket as well as the waistline!
All of us here at The Whalley Wine Shop want to say thank you very much to all our customers. At 10pm tonight, Christmas Eve, we closed the doors on the busiest day in our history! Since we opened over three and a half years ago, today has been the single most busiest day we’ve ever had! And we’ve thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s been amazing! We’ve been buzzing all day!
But most of all we hope that over the next few days you really enjoy the wines, beers and spirits that we have recommended to you and that you have bought from us. We hope we have done your wonderful custom justice!!
Now, we are completely knackered! And if you don’t mind, we’re going to have a couple of days off to recharge our batteries ahead of the New Years Eve rush! In the meantime we hope you are going to have the most fabulous Christmas you have ever had!
Thank you SO much,
Tom, Dan , Matt and Jen.
1) Classic Christmas Case at £99.99
A superb case of 12 mixed wines which sell individually at £143. The case you wish somebody would give to you as a gift!
2) Dalmore 15yo Whisky + Free Tasting glass and Free Gift Bag at £49.99 (was £54.99)
With rich toffee and orange spice on the nose and a pleasing caramel note from 3 years in sweet Oloroso sherry casks, this is a beautiful, sweet, rich and textured mouthful of Whisky. The Dalmore also looks superb and it comes with free tasting glasses in a lovely gift bag. Whisky lovers will be delighted with this as a gift.
3) Mamont Siberian Vodka in gift pack with 2 Glasses or Mould for ‘Ice Glasses’ at £34.99
Ultra pure Siberian vodka. Something different for the vodka lover, fabulous clean crisp taste, superb bottle too…….yes please!
4) Scion 1855 Taylors Port at ‘only’ £2499 (yes, that’s two thousand, four hundred and ninety nine pounds!)
If you want to taste a 158 year old port then it sets you back two and a half grand, but you will be tasting real history! But as a gift it may not be as daft as you think, because every year that goes by this wine increases in value. And yes we have already had buyers of the legendary Scion at The Whalley Wine Shop!
5) Maxime Trijol ‘Rare’ Grand Champagne Cognac – £1349
The image below doesn’t really do this superb looking Grand Champagne Cognac justice. And the taste…exceptional concentration of aromas and complexity; hints of peach, marmalade, orange peel. Notes of vanilla ice cream, toffee and nuts. A creamy cognac to be savoured slowly and patiently for the most wonderfully unique experience.
6) Hennessy Paradis Cognac - £569
If a gourmet blend of Cognac exists, revealing the successive aromas that great cognac can obtain, it is this Cognac…. called Paradis. Paradis opens the gates of a refined, unique and elegant new dimension. For foodies and anyone who enjoys serving the finest of Cognac after dinner, this gift is pure Paradise!
7) ‘M’ by Michael Mondavi 2006 Vintage 3 bottle Pack – £649
Magnificent looking, magnificent wine, ‘M’ from The Napa Valley by Michael Mondavi is simply eh……magnificent! What a gift! For lovers of Cabernet Sauvignon.
8) Monte Real Rioja, 3 Bottle Presentation Pack, Exceptional Vintages 1964, 1973 and 1978 – £250
Three amazing vintages of this fabulous Rioja. I love a drop of Rioja….anybody out there want to buy me a gift, then it’s this one please!!
9) 2002 Vintage Bollinger, The 007 James Bond Limited Edition – £121
If you’re buying for a James Bond fan who loves a bit of fizz, then this 2002 Vintage Champagne is the perfect gift.
10) Crystal Head Vodka, Rolling Stones Limited Edition Set with Exclusive Live Double CD – £74.99 (Was £99.99)
It’s not only Rock n Roll, it’s Vodka too! The fabulous Crystal Head Vodka in the legendary skull shaped bottle, with live double CD, a crystal engraved decanter top and a 50th anniversary bottle sticker. You’ll get some satisfaction from this that’s for sure!!
You might have seen the last of our 4 Christmas Ads in this weeks Clitheroe Adveriser. It focuses on giving our customers really good value for money at this time of year. We have a really nice white and red for less than £5 a bottle each, and the Champagne we have on at £17.99 is just superb, we doubt whether you’ll get a better Champagne for the money anywhere this Christmas. If you haven’t seen the ad, then here is a copy below.
And if you want to keep a copy for posterity, here is a pdf! WWS Clitheroe Advertiser Full Page Ad WEEK 4 HIGH RES