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Loads of new wines in store – come in and try some!

In the wine industry February and March is a really really busy time, because it’s ’tasting season’, the time of year when wine producers, importers and distributors hold their annual tastings to show off their fabulous wines.

So, in the last two months we’ve been to tastings in Harrogate, Manchester, Edinburgh and more, and also lots right here in the shop. We have probably sipped, slurped and spat our way through over 500 wines! All with one aim which is to bring you a fantastic selection of new wines to try. The result being we have an amazing batch of around 65 new bottles that we have selected for our shelves.

From Austria to Tasmania, Furmint to Roussane and almost everything in between we have an amazing batch of fascinating, delicious, interesting new wines, so you can enjoy the excitement of exploring new grapes and regions. And we’ve a couple of new Champagnes, an incredible new Prosecco, 6 new Sauvignons and 4 new Malbecs too.

To give you a taste of some of these great new arrivals, this week all our ‘house pours’ will be new wines, which means you will be able to buy a glass of the following wines from just £2.50 a glass!

Murdoch Hill Sauvignon Blanc – Delicious crisp Adelaide Hills Sauv, dry, crisp pretty fruit, tight mineral subtle style.
The Goose Chardonnay – Soft apple fruit, touch of creamy character and nice round mouthfeel. Newest arrival to popular Goose range from Reteif Goosen.
Deak Tokaji Dry Furmint – Intensely smokey, interesting palate with dry, wet slate, mineral complextity.
Chivite Rose – Beautiful new super pale Rose from the high quality Chivite family in Spain
Les Ligeriens Rose d’Anjou – (OK so not a new arrival but our most popular off dry Rose in the shop!)
Earthworks Barossa Shiraz – Nice rich chewy Shiraz with lovely soft chocolatey mid palate and smooth finish.
Pasaeli 6N Karasakiz (no us neither! Its a Turkish grape…) – Quirky, wild and interesting! Bright, vibrant floral fruit with spicy finish.
Domaine d’Arton Red – Classic Southern French blend with lovely inky fruit and nice sturdy tannins.

New 6 bottle Wine Cases

We are also offering two brand new 6 bottle cases to give you a chance to try out some of these new wines.

We have a 6 bottle ‘Explorers Taster Case’ for the more adventurous among you… 6 of the most interesting new grape varieties gathered together featuring 3 whites and 3 reds for £69.99.

We also have a 6 bottle ‘Classics Taster Case’ for those wanting a more reassuring set of grape varieties! …6 of our new arrivals, 3 whites, and 3 reds featuring traditional and well know grapes and regions for £56.99.

Big Wine Discounts – As well as having all the new arrivals we also have a couple of cracking discounts to save you money.

Our New Malbec and Torrontes pair from the fantastic Mendoza Winery Gauchezco make an introductory appearance at £7.99 a bottle instead of their normal £9.79 retail price.

An excellent new Cava pair from Vilarnau, the Brut and Rose both presented in the stunning Gaudi Inspired bottle, normally £11.99 now only £9.99 a bottle.

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The new vintage of the Barry Bros Shiraz/Cab from the Clare Valley is in and tasting brilliant! We have a cracking offer with £4 off bringing the wine down to only £9.99 a bottle!

For the traditionalists we have a super value Claret, the Chateau du Barail at £8.99 or 2 bottles for £15 matched up with a lovely Muscadet on the same deal.

Beer Offers:

For beer fans we also have a few deals to take advantage of…

Thornbridge range ANY 3 beers for £6 – includes the super popular Jaipur IPA (normally £2.59 a bottle)
Jamaican Dragon Stout £1.89 each or 3 for £4.50
Desperados Lager 24 bottle case for only £29.99
Aspall Britten Cyder £1.99 each or 3 for £4.50
Also new beer arrivals from Cloudwater, Brooklyn Brewery and Left Hand.

Do come in and see us, you may discover a favourite new wine!

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Todays Newsletter to our Customers – The Jurassic Park edition!

The star of Jurassic Park visited The Whalley Wine Shop!

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Sam Neill, star of Jurassic Park, visited The Whalley Wine Shop

As we approach the end of our fifth year, we are continually amazed by the support of our customers. And we have such a lot of real characters come into the shop it makes every day interesting and varied. But a while back we had one of those ‘I’ve seen you somewhere before’ moments when a gentleman introduced himself as a new wine producer from New Zealand. It was none other than Sam Neill, the star of Jurassic Park! A true Hollywood Superstar with Golden Globe and Emmy nominations! Sam owns and runs the Two Paddocks vineyards in the south of New Zealand where he grew up. And we are delighted to have his First Paddock Pinot Noir in stock and available for you to taste ‘By The Glass’.

By The Glass
In our By the Glass sampling machine during March we are focussing on the wines of New Zealand, featuring wines from 3 vineyards…. The Man o War vineyard on Waiheke Island, the Mahi Wine vineyards in Marlborough as well as Sam’s Two Paddocks vineyard in Central Otago.

From Man o War you can taste their interestingly named GRAVESTONE Sauvignon/Semillon, the EXILED Pinot Gris, the IRONCLAD Bordeaux Red blend and the DREADNOUGHT Syrah

From Mahi in Marlborough, their Twin Valleys Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay and the Ward Farm Pinot Noir. And do come in and try  Sam Neill’s  First Paddock Pinot Noir. (I still break out in a cold sweat thinking about those Velociraptors, never mind that giant T. Rex!!)

Special Offers
If you are a fan of the Mahi wines then you might be interested in our two new Special Offers.

Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, normally £14.99 now only £11.99. Save £3
Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir, normally £19.99 now only £16.99. Save £3

These are a fantastic pair of high quality wines from one of the most respected winemakers in New Zealand. Brian Bicknall is a true pioneer in Marlborough wine making, incorporating minimal intervention winemaking and organic farming to make vibrant, fresh wines with beautiful pure fruit.  Really good wines.

There are even bigger savings on another new special offer. The Calomel and Joseph Vieux Carignan normally £12.99 is now only £8.99. Save £4.

Jerome Joseph is a hugely talented winemaker based in the South of France sourcing grapes from old high quality vineyard sites and making modern and polished wines. This is from a single plot of 120+ year old wines and is a brilliant combination of dark bright fruit with dense savoury meaty notes creating a rustic style.
House Pours in March
If you fancy a glass of wine if you’re out and about in Whalley, well we always have some of our favourite wines open at just £2.50 or £3 a glass. At the moment you can enjoy…
Whites
Foundation Stone, a Chenin Blanc blend from South Africa.
Domaine Gerovassiliou’s Malagousia from Greece, this will surprise you!
The delicious Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay from California
Rose
Foundation Stone Shiraz Rose from South Africa
Jean luc Colombo’s Les Pins Rose from France
Reds
Foundation Stone Shiraz Blend from South Africa
Bergon Prestige Cabernet Franc/Mourvèdre from France
Prunotto Barbera d’Asti from Italy

Wines of Chile Mixed Case of 6

We have a handful of of our Chilean Discovery 6 bottle mixed cases still available normally £53.94 we are selling this case for just £44.99 a saving of over 15%! Grab one to enjoy over the weekend.

Porta Chardonnay – 2014 – Central Valley – 12.5%
Carmen Sauvignon Blanc – 2014 – Casablanca – 13.5%
Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc – 2013 – Casablanca – 13%
Porta Carmenere – 2013 – Central Valley – 13%
Carmen Reserva Merlot – 2013 – Colchagua – 13.5%
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon – 2011 – Colchaugua – 14%

Craft Beers

And for Fans of Craft Beers, we are also expecting a new shipment of quality Craft Beers anytime including superb new beers from:
Weird Beard Brewery, Off Beat brewery, Tickety Brew, Beavertown Brewery, Thornbridge Brewery, along with our normal selection of fantastic Lancashire and Yorkshire based Real Ales.

Do call in and say hello!

Cheers,

The Team at The Whalley Wine Shop.