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.


Whalley Lions Gin Festival and the Winner of our Chase Williams Rose Prize Draw.

Whalley Lions Gin Festival

Whalley Lions Gin Festival – A Charity Fundraising Event & Celebration of Gin

On Friday Sept 8th Whalley has it’s first Gin Festival! The venue is Oakhill College and at the event, orchestrated by local lad and ‘Spirit Ambassador’ Joel Beckett with the Whalley Lions, there will be a host of fantastic gins and spirits to taste along with premium tonics from Peter Spanton.

The Whalley Wine Shop will be there and have all the gins for sale on the night and Jacks of Whalley will be there with a selection of G&T’s for only £4.50! Tickets for the night are £10 which includes entry and all tasters. The first 75 tickets however are at the reduced price of £9 but already selling fast! The night kicks off at 7pm but is a ticket only event, so get your tickets beforehand, available from The Whalley Wine Shop or Jacks of Whalley. You can also get them from Joel or the Whalley Lions via facebook.

Chase Rose Prize Draw….and the winner is…..

The Maison Williams Chase Rose has been one of our best selling wines all summer. With its delicate pale colour, wafts of alluring summer berry fruit and a crisp, dry, mineral texture its not surprising! During June and July we held a prize draw to win a 4 bottle Jeroboam worth over £95….and our lucky winner is…. Charlotte Whittle!

Charlotte, pictured above, and her partner Gary are WWS regulars and have a soft spot for Chase, they can often be found walking their beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog called Clementine of an evening and stopping for a cheeky glass mid walk! We think its a genius plan, why not follow suit, bring your dog, and pop by for a quick glass this weekend! We’ll have some magnums of Chase Rose open… and fresh water ready for your pet dog too! And here’s Clementine…

Summer Quaffable Case, Perfect for the Weekend.

Our seasonal case has proved incredibly popular since we launched it earlier in the year. It’s a fantastic collection of everyday ‘Quaffable’ wines at a fantastic price. 6 whites and 6 reds for only £74.99 which works out at only £6.25 a bottle! The full price of these wines would be well over £95 so it’s a great saving. Additionally if you buy each of our 4 seasonal cases through the year we will give you a £20 cashback voucher to spend in 2018 (t’s&c’s apply). If you missed the Spring Case fear not, buy 2 Summer Cases and we’ll stamp your card just the same! The case is an excellent selection of wines perfect for quaffing over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

As always, we will have a fabulous range of wines to sample in our By The Glass dispenser and the best value wines in Lancashire available as our ‘House Pours’. Plenty of reasons to pop into The Whalley Wine Shop this weekend. Have a great Bank Holiday!


The Team at The Whalley Wine Shop.

Fine Wine Merchant