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A Hat Trick of Awards! And Christmas Tasting Tickets on Sale now!


A Triple Success for the Shop!

Last night we attended the 2016 Ribble Valley Business Awards. And whilst we went along not expecting to win anything this time, we are absolutely delighted to have won in BOTH the categories we were nominated for – The Independent Retailer of The Year Award, AND The Micro Business of The Year Award. It gets even better… we were also ‘Highly Commended’ in the top award of the night, The Bowland Bioenergy Award, which is chosen at the end of the evening from all the winners on the night! A great night for the shop, no other entrant to the awards picked up two wins and a highly commended!

Awards like these mean a lot to our staff who put in 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week, it’s great to know that their efforts are recognised by the community, so it’s a big thank you to Tom, Jen, Matt, Will, Anna and Cara for all their hard work. But most of all our business wouldn’t succeed without the unbelievable support of our fantastic customers who have been coming to the shop and enjoying our wines for the last 6 years. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS!!

CHRISTMAS TASTING – Sunday 20th November 2016

Our annual Christmas Tasting is here again! It’s an informal ‘walk-around’ tasting which allows you the chance to try over 80 wines. You will be given a glass and a room guide on arrival after which you are free to taste any of the wines, spirits or beers we have on show. With another great turnout from our fabulous suppliers this is the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas wine choices made. We’re sure you’ll find some stunners you just couldn’t be without this Christmas Day! To make life even easier in the run up to the festivities you can place your Christmas wine order with us on the day. Our little elves will take care of everything and let you know when your order is ready to collect from the shop… All in time for the 25th December of course. With entertainment from fabulous local group ‘The Sparkle Sisters’, this is set to be our best tasting yet!
£15 per person – NOW BOOKING
12-5pm at The Party Suite & Conservatory at Mitton Hall Hotel.

Tickets for this event can be reserved now! Call the shop on 01254 822581 or email


The Whalley Wine Shop wins Ribble Valley Business Award.

Tom in natty waistcoat!

Everyone at the shop is delighted that we were nominated in the ‘Micro Business of the Year’ category at the recent Ribble Valley Business Awards. And even more delighted when we won! The category is for best business with 5 staff or less.

This adds to an impressive list of awards that the shop has won since we opened in April 2010. Testament to all the hard work that the staff have put in, and the fact that our customers are the best customers in the world!!

The Shop’s Roll of Honour….

WINNER Micro Business of the Year at Ribble Valley Business Awards 2014

RUNNER UP The Decanter World Wine Awards – Regional Wine Merchant of the Year 2013

FINALIST The IWC Merchant of the Year Awards 2013 (TBA)

FINALIST Lancashire BIBA Awards – Best Small Business 2013

FINALIST Harpers Awards 2013 Best Top Merchant of the Year – With Between One And Three Stores

FINALIST Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2013 at the National Drinks Retailing Awards 2013

WINNER The shop is delighted to have won Independent Drinks Retailer of the Year 2012 at the National Drinks Retailing Awards2012

FINALIST Independent Wine Retailer of the Year at the National Drinks Retailer of the Year Awards 2012

WINNER Lancashire Retailer of the Year 2012 at the Red Rose Business Awards.

FINALIST Retailer of the Year – Highly Commended at the Lancashire Evening Telegraph Business Awards 2012

FINALIST Lancashire New Business of the Year 2011 at the Red Rose Business Awards

FINALST New Business of the Year 2011 at the Lancashire Business Awards