Magnum winners, Rioja tasting, Chase Williams Rose back in stock!

Saturday 27th August – Good Morning, and what a lovely sunny morning it is. Going to be a lovely day here in Whalley.

And it’s going to be even nicer for four of our customers…as we announce the winners of the prize draws at our recent summer tasting. Three Magnums and a Jeroboam were up for grabs. And here are the winners….

Winner of the Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon Jeroboam (3 Litres!) – Michelle Watson
Winners of the Chateau Saint Marguerite Symphonie Rose Magnum – James Pollard and Cliff Almond
Winner of the Borgo Molino Motivo Rose Magnum – Rob Slinger

Well done guys!

Thanks to everybody who attended the Summer Tasting! It was a fabulous event with lots of customers enjoying the nice weather and the fabulous array of wines available to taste. The cheese from Cheesie Tchaikovsky went down a storm as always too!

If you missed out on this tasting, or would like to attend another, we have a Rioja Masterclass coming up on Thursday 29th September also in the terrace suite at The Eagle at Barrow. We will be joined by Ruth Sutton of the world renowned Marques de Riscal Rioja House who will talk us through a range of styles including white, rose and reds. With a glass of Champagne on arrival and cheese board from Cheesie Tchaikovsky to finish, this is a great value event at £20 per person. Tickets are limited and this is one not to miss!

Rose alert!! After selling out our last shipment, we have just received an additional shipment of 150 bottles of the stunning Maison Williams Chase Rose. This has gone down a storm, it tastes and looks superb, and it is likely to sell out again so get yours quick if you want it!

This is the last weekend to make the most of our current offers so grab them while you can. Mahi Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough in New Zealand is currently on promotion from £14.99 to £11.99. This is one of our favourite and post popular Sauvignon Blancs’ in the shop and unbelievable value at this price, saving £3 a bottle.

Bank Holiday opening hours – We are open right through the Bank Holiday weekend however we too will need a little rest by Monday so will be closing at 8pm. Opening hours are as follows:
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 10am-10pm
Monday 11am-8pm

If you’re out and about in Whalley this weekend, do call in and say hello, and have a taste of something nice!


The Whalley Wine Shop Summer Tasting 2016

We are hosting this years annual Summer Wine Tasting in the Terrace Suite at The Eagle at Barrow on Sunday 14th August.

This tasting is one of our popular walk-around tastings, one of our biggest events of the year, where we invite about 10 of our top wine, beer and spirits suppliers, to come and present their wares to you. Tickets for these tastings are always in high demand, and they are now available to buy.

Here are some of the highlight’s of this year’s tasting….

  • A sample of our newest (secret!) Gin in a mini G&T for every guest on arrival
  • Superb cheeses from award winning cheese shop Cheesie Tchaikovsky
  • Excllent music from talented classical harpist Oona Linnett
  • Loads of special one day offers and prize draws including the chance to win a 3 Ltr Jeroboam of Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon worth £80!
  • And of course loads of fantastic wines such as…
  • Deutz, Janison and Taittinger Champagnes
  • A dozen different Rose’s
  • Classic Whites like …Vincent Gaudray Sancerre and Jean Goulley 1er Cru Chablis
  • Classic Reds like… Louis Jadot Premier Cru Beaune and a range from Beronia in Rioja
  • Fabulous Pinot Noir such as… The Folk Machine from California and Dalrymple from Tasmania
  • Exciting NZ Sauvignon’s like… Yealands and Auntsfield.
  • Something that little bit different with grape varieties like – Txaxoli, Pecorino, Assyrtiko and Graciano
  • Also one of our favourite Gins… Audemus Pink Peppercorn Gin.

What’s more, we have agreed with The Eagle at Barrow that everyone who attends will get 10% OFF their food bill if they dine there on the day! So why not grab some lunch or dinner too!

This informal tasting allows you the chance to try 80 to 100 wines. You will be given a glass and a room guide on arrival after which you are free to walk around and taste any of the wines, spirits or beers we have on show, and chat with the importers or sometimes the winemakers themselves. Whilst we don’t suggest you try to taste ALL the drinks (what a hangover that would be!)… you have a great opportunity to try a range of different grapes and styles you may never have had the chance to before, and lots of new wines too. This tasting lasts 3 hours and you are free to arrive at your leisure within this given time. We do suggest you allow at least 2 hours to taste everything you wish. You will also enjoy entertainment and light bites provided.

We are now taking bookings for this event. So why not join us to celebrate Summer… and sample some of our favourite wines for the summer months! We guarantee you’ll find a new favourite wine here too! You have the opportunity to order on the day, and take advantage of a whole host of special offers too, it couldn’t be easier to stock up for Summer!

There are two identical tastings, one in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm, and the other in the evening from 5pm to 8pm. Please mention which sitting you would like at the time of booking. The price is £15.

You can reserve tickets in one of three ways. Just come into the shop, or ring us on 01254 822581, or e-mail Couldn’t be easier!


The Whalley Wine Shop Team.

Fine Wine Merchant


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