A host of new spirits arrive at The Whalley Wine Shop this week!

New Spirits Arrive at The Whalley Wine Shop!

While re-stocking our spirit shelves we just couldn’t resist a few new additions along the way.

Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur

Produced from Italian elderflowers, mint leaves and lemon peel at the family owned Francoli Distillery in Piedmont, Fiorente is designed to “make the perfect aperitivo”, riding the recent growth of Prosecco sales and the popularity of elderflower. Made with cocktails in mind this liqueur has less sugar then other liqueurs. Try it in Prosecco or in a long drink with soda, prosecco, mint and a squeeze of lime dubbed the Fiorente Spritz!

Royal Dragon Imperial Russian Vodka

Royal Dragon’s Imperial vodka is infused with the highest quality edible 23 carat gold leaves from Switzerland. An award-winning vodka with superior taste, the hand-blown bottle features a sculpted dragon design, making it an ideal celebratory gift for any vodka lover!

Large Formats of Grey Goose and Belvedere

We have just received Grey Goose in a 1.5 Litre bottle and Belvedere in 1.75 Litre and 3 Litre options.

Great for a party! The 3 Litre Belvedere also has an illuminating bottle just to make it more impressive!

New Additions to our Jack Daniels Family

Jack Daniels 1954 Gold Medal

This special bottle is the sixth in the Jack Daniels Gold Medal Series and honours the 1954 Brussels Belgium Star of Excellence. As usual, there is a heart-warming story of simple country folk associated with this bottling. Pop in to find out more.

Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

A tribute to one of Jack Daniel’s most loyal fans, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select is bottled at a higher-than-normal 45% and incorporates whiskey aged in specially made ‘Sinatra Barrels’ that increase the spirit’s oak exposure during maturation.
These special casks have given Sinatra Select a richer vanilla oak character that Tennessee Whiskey fans will adore.

We also have three New Scottish Gins arriving in store soon

As many of you will know we love our Gin here at The Whalley Wine Shop and we tasted three today that we felt would fit into our extensive range. Now we just have to find space for them!

They should be with us very shortly so here’s what to look out for:

Gordon Castle Gin

Small-batch, hand-crafted gin from the Gordon Castle along the River Spey, featuring botanicals grown in the estate’s Walled Garden. Mint, lavender and gooseberry are among the botanical selection, giving this crisp gin a floral, fresh palate.

Pickerings Gin

Strongly aromatic in the mouth. There are hints of liquorice and cinnamon, slightly nutty notes and a sweet lavender-like softness. The texture of this gin is great! Very oily and silky, a trait rarely seen outside of small batch American Gins, this works great with Fevertree Tonic

Strathearn Heather Rose Gin

From Scotland’s first micro-distillery comes the Strathearn Heather Rose Gin, featuring the sweet, vibrantly floral combination of classic Scottish heather and delicate rose. An excellent Summer tipple when splashed in a G&T.

New Wines in Our By The Glass Machine! It’s All About Pinot Noir!

We have a whole range of new wines available to taste in our By The Glass Machine!

This time we are focusing on Pinot Noir showcasing a range of six styles from a variety of countries and regions. For the whites we have chosen a grape that shares the same DNA as Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, shown as a single varietal and as a blend with Chardonnay.

Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt, Pinot Blanc, Germany 2011

Fruity Pinot Blanc notes of pear, melon and pineapple. Fruity on the palate with a fresh burst of minerality which gives a little prickle on the tongue. A little roundness on the finish.

Querciabella ‘Batar’, Pinot Blanc/Chardonnay, Italy. 2011

A bouquet of ripe stone fruits and apricots mingles with bright citrus, green apple and white flower blossom aromas. The palate is persistent and long with lovely, white peach and refreshing lemon fruit characters with a fine mineral note and a hint of white pepper and spice on the finish.

Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey-Chambertin VV, Burgundy, France. 2007

Gorgeous nose of red pinot fruit, flint, autumn leaves and earth. Flavours of raspberry, strawberry and red currants with just a touch of tobacco. Firm tannins, medium acidity and a lengthy finish with a good amount of minerality.

Le Grappin ‘Boucherottes’, Beaune Premier Cru, Burgundy, France 2012

Intensely floral, raspberry & strawberry fruited with a lush mouthfeel leading into a detailed, persistent finish & framed by a fine tannin backbone. Very proud to be the only retail stockist in England outside London. Only 123 Cases made.

Louis Jadot ‘Clos De La Barre’, Volnay Premier Cru, Burgundy, France 2003

A rich style of Pinot Noir from this region due to the very warm conditions that year. Lots of red fruit on the nose, inc. strawberries and cherries. These follow through on the palate with a long rich finish.

Lowburn Ferry ‘Home Block’, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand. 2011

An intense, complex, sumptuous pinot that is perfumed with dark plum, black cherry and a hint of violets. There is an appealing gamy influence on the palate.
The texture is seductively smooth with a backbone of fine tannins.

Moss Wood, Mornington Penninsula, Pinot Noir, Victoria, Australia. 2010

Bright red fruit aromas of strawberries and cooked strawberries, like strawberry jam and these combine with earthy notes like dried herbs and cumin. There are lively red and dark fruits of strawberry, plum and cherry that fill the front and mid-palate, then the finish is round with oak flavours and soft tannins giving good balance and length.

Heru, Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile. 2010

Deep ruby red with violet highlights. The nose opens with red berries such as strawberries, raspberries and morello cherries. Soft notes of vanilla and spices intermingle with delicate mineral hints. On the palate, it boasts juicy red fruit, a crunchy acidity with round tannins sustained on a base of fine, elegant French Oak.

Beaujolais Tasting

 If you are a fan of lighter style reds we have a handful of places remaining for our Beaujolais Tasting on July 16th at Mitton Hall.

6.30 arrival for 7.00pm start. You will receive a glass of Champagne on arrival followed by a tasting of 1 rose and 7 reds followed by a cheese board of local varieties provided by Cheesey Tchaikovsky

Tickets priced at £20. E-mail jen@thewhalleywineshop.com or call 01254 822581 to reserve a place.


New Wine Tasting, New Wines By The Glass, and a Superb Prosecco at £3 a Glass!

Book Now for Beaujolais Tasting – We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a tasting of Beaujolais wines on Wednesday 16th July 2014. Following the resounding success of our Alsace tasting we will again be holding the event in the new conservatory at Mitton Hall. Guests will enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival followed by eight wines from the various crus of Beaujolais. Due to the nature of Beaujolais the tasting will consist of seven red wines with a rose to start.

We will be guided through the region and each of the wines by Rob MacCulloch of Domaine Direct who is currently studying for his Master of Wine qualification. We are very lucky that he could spare us the time to visit us so  don’t miss out on his expertise. The evening will start at 6.30pm arrival for a 7.00pm start. Tickets are limited so be sure to book now for this fabulous evening. Tickets priced at £20 each. Call 01254 822581 to book or email jen@thewhalleywineshop.com

New Wines available By The Glass – We have just put 8 new wines in our BTG dispenser. The theme this month is Pinot Noir, three from Burgundy, and three from the New World. The three from Burgundy come from three different regions, one from the the north Cote de Nuits (Gevrey), one from central (Grappin) and one from the south, Cotes de Beaune (Volnay). This gives you the opportunity to sample different flavours due to climate and terroir. Here are the wines….



  • Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes, 2007, Pinot Noir. Burgundy, France
  • Le Grappin, Beaune Premier Cru, “Boucherottes”, 2012, Pinot Noir.  Burgundy, France
  • Louis Jadot, Volney Premier Cru, “Clos De La Barre”, 2003, Pinot Noir. Burgundy, France
  • Lowburn Ferry, “Home Block”, 2011, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand.
  • Moss Wood, Mornington Peninsula, 2010, Pinot Noir, South Australia.
  • Heru, 2010, Pinot Noir. Casablanca Valley, Chile.



  • Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt, 2011, Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc). Germany
  • Querciabella, Batar, 2011, Pinot Blanc/Chardonnay. Italy


Prosecco at just £3 a glass! -  If you’re out and about in Whalley, do call in and enjoy a nice glass of chilled Prosecco for just £3. We have a special promotion on The Sacchetto Fili Prosecco, a delicious, superb looking, extra dry Prosecco from the Veneto region. And, if you enjoy it, you might like our special introductory offer, it is normally £11.49 a bottle but we have it on promotion at £9.99.


Sacchetto Fili Prosecco at just £3 a glass!!
Sacchetto Fili Prosecco at just £3 a glass!!


Tom, Dan, Matt and Jen.



Fabulous Summer Rose!

Fabulous Summer Roses

We have three great roses on offer starting this week so be sure to give them a try! Especially great if the sunny weather holds out, Rose wines are also great for matching to food so heres a few simple ideas!

Light, dry styles of Rose such as Provence or Pinot Noir based wines are a great match for Nicoise Salad and I love this simple recipe  that serves 4. It’s a perfect match for the Rollier de la Martinette Provence Rose priced at £12.79 and available to taste in store all month!

Rollier de la Martinette Rose £12.79
Rollier de la Martinette Rose £12.79


  • 200g green beans, blanched
  • couple handfuls pitted black olives
  • 300g new potatoes, cooked until tender
  • 4 large, free-range eggs, boiled for 6 minutes and halved
  • couple handfuls cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, sliced
  • 4 x tuna steaks, chargrilled and sliced into large chunks

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  1. Combine the salad ingredients; divide between 4 plates.
  2. Top with the tuna, mix together the vinegar and mustard, then add the oil while stirring.
  3. Season and drizzle over the salads. Serve immediately.

If you prefer a slightly sweeter rose like our ever popular Discovery Beach White Zinfandel at £5.99 then more flavourful foods work best ranging from spiced African dishes to Asian inspired cuisine. A glass with a lovely summer pudding would go down a treat too! Here’s a really simple recipe:


  • 2 tbsp water
  • 5oz / 150g sugar
  • 1lb/450g washed, mixed summer fruits as available – Soft summer fruits suitable for Summer Pudding must have a rich, strong, color and flavor. Great berries to use include raspberries, strawberries, red and blackcurrants, damsons and blackberries.
  • 4 – 6oz/100 -150g thin sliced white bread, crusts removed
  • Whipped cream or custard


  • Stir the water and sugar together and bring to a gentle boil. Add the berries and fruits and stew very gently until softened but still retain their shape. Put to one side to cool.
  • Line a 1½ pint/700 ml pudding basin with the bread slices ensuring there are no gaps. Fill with the stewed fruits and cover the top with more bread slices. Make sure to not add too much of the juices from the fruits. Too much and the bread will lose its shape. There must be enough to soak into the bread though.
  • Place a saucer with a weight on top (a can of tomatoes or beans is ideal) and leave overnight in a cool place.
  • The next day, before serving, turn the pudding out onto a plate and serve with the whipped cream or custard sauce.

There are some great Rose’s being made! Don’t be afraid to embrace them with a great meal and hopefully some great weather!

Beaujolais Wine Tasting – Wednesday 16th July 2014

Beaujolais Wine Tasting

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a tasting of Beaujolais wines on Wednesday 16th July 2014 !

Following the resounding success of our last tasting we will again be holding the event at Mitton Hall, Mitton.

Guests will enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival followed by eight wines from the various crus of Beaujolais. Due to the nature of Beaujolais the tasting will consist of seven red wines with a Rose to start. The evening will conclude with a selection of Cheeses local to Burgundy provided by Cheesy Tchaikovsky.

The Vines of Domaine de la Madone

We will be guided through the region and each of the wines  by Rob MacCulloch of Domaine Direct who is currently studying for his Master of Wine qualification. We are very lucky that he could spare us the time to visit us so  don’t miss out on his expertise.

The evening will start at 6.30pm arrival for a 7.00pm start.

Tickets are limited so be sure to book now for this fabulous evening

Tickets priced at £20

Call 01254 822581 to book or email jen@thewhalleywineshop.com

New Wines in Our By The Glass Machine This Weekend!

This week in our  By The Glass machine we have a great range of different styles and countries for you to try with samples starting at just 80p!

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Peter Lehmann ‘Wigan’ Riesling, Australia

Colour is vibrant lemon with green tinges. This multiple trophy winner from a stunning vintage shows classical Eden Valley lime juice with a hint of warm buttered toast. This is Eden Valley at its very best.

Feudi di San Gregorio, Greco Di Tufo, Tufo, Italy

The perfume is intense and persistent with clear sensations of fruit, including melon and a little pineapple. In the mouth it has a spicy minerality, typical of wine from Tufo.

Domaine Marc Morey, Puligny-Montrachet, 1er Cru-Referts, Burgundy, France

Lovely, splendid, archetypical white burgundy nose. Lot of complexity. Yellow fruit, honey, buttery perfectly balanced oakiness. Good depth. Medium-fullish body, perfectly balanced fruit versus oak. Good, fresh acidity. Quite broad for being a Puligny. Buttery and minerally. Elegant and generous at the same time

Ktima Gerovassiliou,Malagousia, Greece.

Aromas of mature pear and mango with nuances of spring blossoms are followed by rich flavours of lemon peel and an appealing mouthfeel. A real eye opener from Greece, not a hint of Retsina in sight.

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Avaton, Greece.

The wine has an excellent and complex structure. Its blackberry, blueberry fruit shows warm spices and depth, finishes dry and is totally individual. It can be drunk now or laid down.

Umani Ronchi ‘Cumaro’, Montalpuciano, Marche, Italy.

Ruby-red colour, with garnet reflections and an intense, full, ethereal and very persistent bouquet. The palate is harmonic, with hints of wild cherry and fruits of the forest.

D’Arenburg, The Ironstone Pressings, McLaren Vale, Australia

Big, lavish, youthful nose of raspberries, a touch of vanilla, and a sweet jammy note; which when you’ve already seen the label makes you say ‘yes, grenache’. It’s a pretty voluptuous palate, medium-full bodied, with soft powdery tannins, friendly acidity, and a sweet red-fruit series of plummy flavours.

Chateau La Cordonne, Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France

Intense nose of fair complexity, showing black cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant, forest floor, liquorice, cedar and cocoa. The tannin is a bit dusty in texture, though overall it shows typical Bordeaux characters with a palate of some complexity, with black cherry, blackberry, coffee and cocoa.

The Grecian white is surprising most so pop down and give it a go!

Fathers Day Gift Ideas at The Whalley Wine Shop

Sunday 15th June is Fathers Day so treat Dad with some great gifts from The Whalley Wine Shop

 For the beer lovers out there we have Wainwright 5L kegs and Warsteiner 5L kegs.

A great gift for Fathers Day and perfectly timed for Summer Weekends and World Cup games. Both available at £19.99!

Warsteiner and Wainwright Kegs In Store Now!
Warsteiner and Wainwright Kegs In Store Now!

For Whisky and Bourbon lovers we have a great range of over 80 different Whiskys, Irish Whiskeys and Bourbons along with numerous Rums, Gins and Liqueurs! And for a great addition to any bottle why not give our Whisky Stones a try…


Not solely for Whisky these stones are a must have for anyone who would normally serve their drink with ice be it with a mixer or, quite literally, on the rocks!

After being kept in the freezer just a couple of these stones will keep your drink chilled without diluting the flavour. Priced at £19.99.

A great bottle of red is a staple gift idea for Dad but why not give him something a little different this year.We have a range of Wine Decanters and Accessories that will allow him to enjoy his bottles of red so much more for years to come.  We currently have 5 styles available so pop in to have a look.

Diamond Turn Wine Decanter £39.99
Diamond Turn Wine Decanter £44.99

For a great add on to Dad’s favourite bottle we have just recieved a fresh shipment of the fabulous Brix Chocolate for wine. Available in four cacao content styles to match various styles of wine these can be bought in two sizes. An 8oz solid bar or as a 3oz neck hanger.

Alternatively, if you’re not sure which style your Dad would like, we have selection boxes available containing all four styles in bite size pieces. Prices start at £3.50 for the 3oz neck hanger and £6.99 for the 8oz bar and selction boxes.

If your Dad’s tipple of choice is fine Brandy we have a great offer on the stunning Maxime Trijol Grand Champagne XO Cognac. Using grapes solely from the finest quality area of Grand Champagne the result is a full bodied yet delicate Cognac he will treasure. Beautiful aromatics of vanilla and spice, smooth and silky on the palate with a complex finish. Available until Fathers at the incredible price of £74.99!

(RRP £89.99 Save £15.00!)

Maxime Trijol Grand Champagne XO Was £89.99 Now £74.99
Maxime Trijol Grand Champagne XO Was £89.99 Now £74.99

Award Winning Fine Wine Merchant Near Clitheroe, Lancashire. – Tel 01254 822581


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