It’s Chile Month In-store!


If it’s starting to feel chilly outside then come into The Whalley Wine Shop where it’s definitely feeling very Chile inside….as it’s Chile month in the shop!

Did you know that 80% of Chile is made up of mountains, yet the Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world! There are also over 450 active Volcanoes in Chile! As for their wine, a lot of ‘Merlot’ sold in Chile in the 60’s and 70’s was actually mistakenly made from the very similar looking Carmenere grape. Carmenere is now one of Chiles top red grapes. And Chile is one of the few wine producing countries in the world NOT affected by the Phyloxera Louse which destroyed the majority of European vineyards in the 19th Century. One thing’s for sure, Chile is a wonderful wine producer.

To launch Chile month we have a fabulous Sauvignon Blanc and a fabulous Merlot at fabulous prices…..

WHITE _ Anakena Enco Sauvignon Blanc £7.95 each or 3 for £20
RED _ Vistamar Sepia Reserve Merlot, a 2013 Decanter Trophy winner! £7.95 each or 3 for £20


And the following Cab Sauv and Carmenere reds and Sauv Blanc and Chardonnay whites on offer which also give great value for money. If you haven’t discovered Chilean wine yet, then now is a good time to start!….check these out…

Montes Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc – £6.95 each or any 2 for £12.50… Mix and Match
Montes Alpha Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – normally £12.95 now only £9.95 each… save £3
Ventisquero Reserva Carmenere and Sauvignon Blanc – normally £7.95 now only £6.95 each.
Ventisquero Grey Carmenere and Grey Chardonnay – normally £12.95 now only £9.95 each save £3

By The Glass – We also have four superb wines from Chile in our By The Glass dispenser, where you can taste Chilean wines in the shop from just 60p a sample. Do come in and try a few world class wines this weekend!

Moet and Chandon Offer – And although its not Chilean we think our Chile Promotion is an excuse to celebrate so we have dropped the price of Moet and Chandon from £32.95 a bottle to a staggering £24.95 a bottle, that’s a saving of £8 a bottle… while stocks last!

If you are in a chilly Whalley this weekend, come in and get the taste of South America, with some red hot Chile wine!


Tom, Dan, Matt and Jen.


Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Tom is down in London as we type this post. We were nominated for Best Regional Wine Merchant in the UK along with 9 of the best Wine Merchants in the Country in the Decanter World Wine Awards. Decanter is like the best wine magazine ever in the history of the world! Prestigious or what!!

We are delighted to have made the top 3 and been awarded joint runner up with a merchant in Bath, behind the winner  from Birmingham. You can read the official blurb on the Decanter website here…   Top 3 in the country? And that’s us from little old Whalley. This is a big deal for us and it’s all down to our fabulous customers, who definitely ARE the best customers in the country! Thank you so much for your support.

The Team at Whalley Wine Shop.

Fine Wine Merchant