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Whalley Abbey
Whalley Abbey

This year our Christmas Tasting at Whalley Abbey is on Sunday November 30th.

We will be tasting a whole host of wines, beers and spirits along with some festive nibbles and entertainment. Ticket price is £15.

It really is a lovely occasion in a lovely venue and because of the high demand, this year we have split the tasting in two. There are two time slots available….

The Afternoon Tasting which is 1pm-4pm or

The Early Evening Tasting which is 5pm-8pm.

Please could you choose which one suits you best at time of booking, and please note they will not be transferable on the day (otherwise our catering arrangements go to pot!)

To make a booking and reserve your place,  please could you e-mail jen@thewhalleywineshop.com or ring 01254 822581.

Thank You.



For lovers of Burgundy, a wine tasting not to miss!

We are delighted to be holding our first ‘meet the producer’ wine tasting of 2014, and it’s a pretty special one too.

We are really proud to announce that Andrew Nielsen from the Le Grappin Estate in Beaune, Burgundy, is going to be showing his wines from the 2011 and 2012 vintages. The tasting is in The Great Hall at Whalley Abbey at 7.15pm on Tuesday 25th Feb and is a great opportunity to taste some fabulous Burgundies.

The Le Grappin Estate in Burgundy
The Le Grappin Estate in Burgundy

Andrew’s reputation is flourishing!  Tim Atkin MW, from Three Wine Men, has declared Andrew Nielsen as one of his 25 winemakers to watch, scoring his Beaune Premier Cru White and Red 94/100 and 93/100 respectively.  Some of you may know that Matt spent a week, last October, with Andrew helping with the 2013 vintage and Matt can vouch first hand for Andrews passion and dedication for his wine, something  you’ll be able to taste for yourself. Andrew Nielsen is an Australian making wine in France and is absolutely flying at the moment, you’ll get the chance to chat with him after the tasting as well.  There are only 24 places available on this tasting and they are priced at £20 each, excellent value given the quality of the wines you will be tasting.

The Wines:

You will enjoy a glass of Champagne on arrival, 5 wines from Burgundy (3 white, 2 red) and a selection of cheeses from Cheesie Tchaikowsky. The wines are….

Le Grappin Savigny les Beaune Blanc 2011

Le Grappin Savigny les Beaune Blanc 2012

Le Grappin Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes Blanc 2012

Le Grappin Savigny les Beaune Rouge 2012

Le Grappin Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes Rouge 2012

This is a tasting for those who have a love of the wines from Burgundy as this is a fantastic opportunity to talk with and discuss the region  with a hands on winemaker.  These are superb wines made in very small quantities and only available from us and one outlet in London. This is an excellent opportunity to taste wines which are great now and to buy wines to lay down for the future. 

To book your tickets please ring the shop on 01254 822581 to reserve your tickets, and a reminder that there are only 24 places available.