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Todays newsletter – ‘Wine royalty’, free beer, and chocolate made for wine! April ’14


WINE TASTING – On the 13th May we are delighted to have Anne Trimbach of the world famous Trimbach Family from the Alsace joining us at the newly renovated Mitton Hall conservatory for a masterclass wine tasting of Trimbach Wines.


'Wine Royalty' visits Whalley on May 13th!
‘Wine Royalty’ visits Whalley on May 13th!

This is a rare treat to sample some of the finest wines from Alsace whilst welcoming Anne to talk us through the tasting of the wines, their production and the history of Trimbach. For almost four centuries, the Trimbach Family has produced award winning wines from its exceptional terroirs in the Alsace, France. Come along and meet the undisputed masters of “style Trimbach” a world reference among Alsace Wine, and taste some amazing wines! The tasting is on Tuesday May 13th, it’s at Mitton Hall’s newly refurbished conservatory, a 7pm arrival for a 7.30pm start. The cost is £20 per person and there are only 50 tickets available for the event. To reserve your place please call the shop on 01254 822581. http://wp.me/pU22v-yQ

FREE BOTTLE OF BEER! – Today is World Malbec Day so, as Malbec is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine, we will be offering a free 330ml bottle of Quilmes Argentinian Beer with every bottle of Argentinian Malbec sold today! Free beer, what’s not to like!

MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE RIBBLE VALLEY – We like to support and help out with local events in the Ribble Valley, so we are now selling tickets for both the Ribchester Festival of Music and Art http://www.ribchesterfestival.co.uk and the Middle Earth Beer Festival in Hurst Green http://www.middleearthbeerfestival.co.uk so if you’d like to get tickets for either of these events then please do call in to the shop.

Brix Chocolate, the perfect chocolate to enjoy with wine!
Brix Chocolate, the perfect chocolate to enjoy with wine!

CHOCOLATE MADE FOR WINE – If you want to give something a little more sophisticated than a Cadburys Easter egg this year, we have the perfect ‘grown up’ solution! It’s the absolutely delicious ‘Brix Chocolate for Wine’. A stunning range of chocolates designed specifically to pair with different wines! Our extensive research(!) on this product certainly testifies to its quality! We have the 6oz and 3oz blocks in 4 different styles and also the beautiful gift box collection with a 4oz block of each at just £14.99. AND WHAT’S MORE…we will have some samples available for customers to taste all weekend!

We would like to wish you all a Happy Easter, and if you are in Whalley, don’t forget to pop in and say hello.


Tom, Dan, Matt and Jen


Newsletter to Customers. March ’14

Our newsletter features…Sampling Spain’s Finest, a Lovely Lab and the Perfect Chocolate…

Hello, just wanted to let you know what we are tasting ‘By The Glass’ at the moment, to alert you to some superb savings and offers that will be ending soon, and something different for Mothers Day

BY THE GLASS – And we are totally in Spanish mode with some superb Riojas amongst others for you to sample….

Marques de Riscal Finca Montico Verdejo – a rich, oaked Verdejo from the oldest house in Rioja. Delicious and quirky.
Lagar de Cervera Albarino – New to us, and just arrived this month. Lovely weight and texture and a long dry finish. Top class Albarino.

Bodegas Bilbainas Alto de la Caseta – Only 3000 bottles made each year. Low yielding vines. 11 months oak. Stunning.
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva – New in, very traditional style Rioja, with supple, polished and smooth tannins.
La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva – An icon of high quality Rioja, the 2000 is tasting brilliantly and is the last batch before we move to 2001.
Blecua – From the Somontano region in Spain this is an ultra high quality blend, a personal favourite.
Bodegas Bilbainas Graciano – made in the Rioja Region but from 100% Graciano grapes. Big, bold and dry, well worth a try.
Scala Dei Cartoxia – An intense and powerful Garnacha dominant wine from a historic Monastry producer in Priorat.



The delicious easy drinking red from Portugal
The delicious easy drinking red from Portugal

Lab – an absolute gem of an easy drinking, smooth fruity Portugese red! Made from a blend of Portugese grapes with a dash of Shiraz, the wine shows intense red berry fruit with blackcurrant and redcurrant both present. Cinnamon and winter spice add another layer of complexity but the real clincher is the texture. Silky smooth tannins and a lovely soft, round velvety finish make this as easy drinking as red wine gets. Shipped direct from the producer we can offer the wine at the great price of £7.99 a bottle or 2 for £15 and it has flown off the shelves! Only 10-15 cases remaining so if you want to try this wine before it goes, head in this week….

A Pair of Pinot’s –
Bouchard ‘La Vigne’ Pinot Noir – delicious and well made Burgundy, normally £12.99 now only £8.99. SAVE £4
Alamos Seleccion Pinot Noir – a more fruit driven style with lovely balance and quality. Normally £9.99 now £8.49 SAVE £1.50

A Voluptuos Viognier
Jean luc Colombo La Violette Viognier – If you’re not familiar with Viognier, then this is a great example. Normally £9.99 now £7.99 SAVE £2

A Stunning Syrah
Errazuriz Max Reserva Syrah – The 2010 vintage is drinking superbly, great smooth full bodied Shiraz. Normally £13.99 now £11.49.SAVE £2.50



Brix Chocolate, the perfect chocolate to enjoy with wine!
Brix Chocolate, the perfect chocolate to enjoy with wine!


We have some great ideas for gifts for Mother’s Day. Some gorgeous white wines like Sancerre, Chablis, Prosecco, and the superb Provence Rose Whispering Angel. There’s the little bottle of Fizz for a Mothers day Champagne breakfast, a Moët Rose, with half bottles usually 21.99 but this weekend only £18.99. Or there’s ‘Mother’s Ruin’ to be found amongst our wide selection of over 50 types of gin. Finally there’s the perfect chocolate, it’s called Brix Chocolate and has been specifically designed to go with wine, yum!