It’s only Rioja and Roll and I like it!!!

Here are the details of our next wine tasting. We are delighted to be holding a Rioja masterclass with one of the Worlds finest wineries. If you like the wines of Spain, particularly from this fabulous region, then this tasting is definitely for you.

Thursday 29th September 2016 7pm – Marques de Riscal Rioja Tasting at The Eagle at Barrow.

This tasting is suitable for cutomers with all levels of wine knowledge from beginners to connoisseurs. It provides a fun yet in depth look at the Rioja region and the fabulous wines it produces. Ruth Sutton, UK representative for the World renowned Marques de Riscal winery, joins us to showcase the best of Rioja. Ruth will talk about the iconic region and wines of Rioja while guiding you through a variety of styles including whites and a rose before tasting 4 stunning red Riojas ranging from Crianza to Gran Reserva level.This is a ticket only event and must be booked in advance. To book now call 01254 822581 or email

Key Details…..
£20 per person.
7pm Arrival with glass of champagne for 7.30pm start.
Wine tasting includes cheese board (from fabulous Cheesy Tchaikovsky) to finish (approx 9.30pm).
Venue – The Terrace Suite at The Eagle at Barrow.


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!


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