Category Archives: Events & Wine Tastings

News of TWO tastings – tickets on sale today!

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The Whalley Wine Shop’s Whisky Tasting
Friday 26th January 2018
The Aspinall Arms
7pm-9pm
Ticket price £30 Per Person.

We will be joined by Ben Bowers of Gordon & Macphail Whisky Specialist, who this year completed a ‘dram a day’ challenge. That’s right, 365 days, 365 whiskies sampled along with video review for each. To say he’s a whisky fan may be an understatement!

Join Ben on this informative evening who will guide you through a tasting of six different whiskies from the Connoisseurs Choice selection! This is a range exclusive to Gordon & Macphail and allows them to finish and age whiskies in a way never done before. Also included; Charcuterie & cheese boards to graze (and soak up some whisky!). PLUS a FREE dram of whisky from the bar at The Aspinall Arms to enjoy at your leisure after the tasting (choice available from a range of 5 whiskies).

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The Whalley Wine Shop’s Rum Tasting
Friday 23rd February 2018
The Aspinall Arms 7pm – 9pm
Ticket Price £25 per person.

We will be joined by John Barrett, Managing director of Bristol Spirits Ltd and creator of Bristol Rums.
Join John on this informative evening who will guide you through a range of six different Rums from the Bristol Spirits collection including a range of styles and rums from a variety of countries.

John’s passion lies in finding exceptional rums from individual estates in the Caribbean, South America and Mauritius.

Also included; Charcuterie & cheese boards to graze (and soak up some rum!). PLUS a FREE measure of rum from the bar at The Aspinall Arms to enjoy at your leisure after the tasting (choice available from a range of 5 rums).

TICKETS FOR BOTH TASTINGS ARE NOW ON SALE. YOU CAN RESERVE TICKETS BY RINGING 01254 822581 OR YOU CAN E-MAIL JEN@THEWHALLEYWINESHOP.COM OR JUST CALL INTO THE SHOP.
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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.
WHITES
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%
REDS
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.

Cheers,

Tom and the team at The Whalley Wine Shop.