Category Archives: Events & Wine Tastings

Todays e-mail newsletter to our customers. Tasting News, Autumn Quaffable Case now In-store. Rioja Time By The Glass.

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Good Morning. We thought you might be interested in a couple of things happening in the shop this weekend.

Christmas Tasting Sold Out. Firstly, a quick update on our tasting. Thanks to everyone for an absolutely amazing response to our Christmas Tasting. Tickets for the first tasting sold out in 36 hours and tickets for the second tasting sold out shortly afterwards. We are now compiling a waiting list. We will possibly have a few smaller in store tasting events between now and Xmas which we will let you know about as and when.

Our Autumn Quaffable Case is now available in store. A mixed case of 12 bottles (6 white and 6 red) that offer excellent quality and fantastic value for money. 12 easy drinking wines perfect for quaffing this autumn! These are very enjoyable wines which work out at just £6.25 a bottle.
Sensale Grillo – Sicily, Italy, 2015, 12%
Le Havre de Paix Vin Blanc– Vin de Pays du Languedoc, France, 2016, 11%
Vina Esmerelda – Penedes, Spain, 2015, 11.5%
Diamond Bay Chenin Blanc – Western Cape, South Africa, 2016, 12.5%
Pascual Bellier Cheverny Blanc – Loire Valley, France, 2015, 12.5%
Les Vignerons Vermentino/Colombard – Vin de France, 2016, 11.5%
Sensale Nero D’Avola – Sicily, Italy, 2015, 13%
Journee de Mistral Ventoux Grenache – Rhone Valley, France, 2013, 14%
Le Havre de Paix Vin Rouge – Vin de Pays du Languedoc, France, 2015, 12.5%
Yalumba ‘The Y Series’ Shiraz/Viognier – South Australia, 2014, 14%
La Riada Garnacha/Tempranillo – Campo de Borja, Spain, 2015, 13%
Wildwood Merlot – California, USA, 2015, 13.5%
Plus buy any 4 of our seasonal ‘Quaffable Cases’ and receive a £20 voucher to spend in the shop.
Finally, it’s Rioja time in the shop, specifically it’s a Vina Ardanza Extravaganza! We have a fantastic promotion on the La Rioja Alta ‘Vina Ardanza’ Reserva Rioja 2008, an absolutely delicious Rioja. Normally £26.99, we have it on promotion at £24.99. Plus when you buy a bottle you will be entered into a limited prize draw (only 50 tickets will be in the draw) to win a magnum of the very same 2008 Ardanza Reserva Rioja! If you want to ‘try before you buy’ we have the Vina Ardanza available by the glass all weekend at only £5 for a 125ml glass. And Rioja fans will find that our By The Glass machine will be filled with top quality Rioja from today!
If you’re in Whalley this weekend do pop in and say hello.


Tom and the team at The Whalley Wine Shop.

The Whalley Wine Shop Christmas Tasting 2017 – EVENT NOW SOLD OUT



Tickets for perhaps the most important tasting of the year are now here… THE WHALLEY WINE SHOP CHRISTMAS TASTING! This is the big date for your diaries…..Sunday 19th November, and the venue is The Terrace Suite at The Eagle at Barrow, where we held our incredibly successful (and sold out) Summer tasting earlier this year. There are two separate tastings on the day….the afternoon tasting which is from 1pm-4pm, and the evening tasting which is from 5pm -8pm. Please be sure to specify which tasting you would like at the time of booking.

If you’ve been to one of our tastings before, you’ll know the score. But if you haven’t then here’s what happens…Our Christmas Tasting is our biggest tasting of the year. It’s what we call a ‘Walk Around Tasting’. These informal tastings allow you the chance to try over 100 wines and spirits. A dozen of our top suppliers bring their finest wares for you to taste and you can chat with them to get the full run down on what you are tasting. You’ll be given a glass and a room guide on arrival after which you are free to wander around and taste as many of the wines or spirits as you like. Whilst we don’t suggest you try ALL the products on show (!)… you have a great opportunity to try a fantastic range of different grapes and styles you may never have had the chance to before. On top of this we also show nearly all of our main Christmas offers which are often the wines we have been most impressed with all year and definitely not to be missed. Oh and Gins… did we for mention there will be plenty of Gins on show too!

The Christmas Tastings will last for three hours each and you are free to arrive at your leisure within the given times. You will also enjoy some live music and light bites provided at these events. You’ll also be able to order wines at the tasting for collection from the shop soon after the tasting. There will be special offers and discounts that are only available on the day, so it is a great opportunity to put in your Christmas wine order and be sure of getting the wines you know you’ll love over the Christmas holiday.

History tells us that tickets for this tasting sell out very fast and we end up with a long waiting list, so our advice is to book early to avoid disappointment. Our returns policy is that tickets returned cannot be refunded within 7 days of the event, unless another buyer can be found off our waiting list. The ticket price is £15 per ticket and given the number and quality of wines you taste, plus the entertainment, you get fantastic value for money.

To order your tickets, please e-mail or ring the shop on 01254 822581. Tickets will be available for collection from tomorrow morning when they go on general sale in the shop.

Cheers, hope to see you there,

Tom and the Team at The WWS.