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Festive Fizz Offers

Festive Fizz Offers

4th Dec 2015

The festive season is upon us yet again so to help with the celebrations or gift giving here are some festive fizz offers for you to enjoy . . .

 

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Big Winter Tasting List

Big Winter Tasting List

2nd Nov 2015

 Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, the tasting is now a complete sell out. So for those who can attend the list of wines and beers and gin and whiskies is here. See you on Thursday!

 

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Big Winter Tasting 2015

Big Winter Tasting 2015

16th Oct 2015

Following our very successful Winter Tasting last year and taking into account your comments about more space, and more tickets, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Tasting will be held i...

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Gin - Coming up on the Half Century

Gin - Coming up on the Half Century

6th Oct 2015

 “Like a great fool, I went ashore with them, and they gave me some cursed stuff they called gin—such blasphemy I never heard...this was the unchristianest beastliest liquor I ever tasted…” — Edwar...

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Picturesque Piemonte

Picturesque Piemonte

23rd Sep 2015

There's nothing like a trip to Italy to seriously put paid to any attempt at dietary restraint and so it came to pass that 3 days later and 5lbs heavier, I have just returned from a trip to Piemont...

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Gardet Champagne Dinner at Simpson's

Gardet Champagne Dinner at Simpson's

9th Sep 2015

As a lucky few of you may be aware, Gardet, our favourite Champagne house, celebrated their 120th Anniversary this year by releasing the mind-numbingly brilliant Anniversary Cuvée (an even luckier ...

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This Weekend- The Gin Challenge!

This Weekend- The Gin Challenge!

20th Aug 2015

 Some of you may have seen reports (The Guardian here)on the tasting held by Which? that discovered, amazingly enough, Supermarket own-brands taste better than some mass produced big brands (consid...

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International Beer Day

International Beer Day

5th Aug 2015

 This Friday celebrate International Beer Day (the first Friday of August) by drinking lots of beer! In recent months our beer range has multiplied quicker than Daily Mail headlines about house pri...

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Space, the final frontier

Space, the final frontier

27th Jul 2015

Once upon a time in a wine merchants not at all far away (us in fact) we had so many wines that we couldn't resist stocking that we struggled to fit everything on the shelves. As a result the poor ...

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The Glory of my Father

The Glory of my Father

18th Jul 2015

 

Yes its back, ‘la Gloire de mon Père’ (The Glory of my Father)! Made by Vincent Boyer in honour of his Father Bernard Boyer, of Domaine de la Bastide fame.

For those not familiar, this wine ori...

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New Beers Just In

New Beers Just In

22nd May 2015

While Livery Street was closed for its expansion and facelift we asked for suggestions for new beers that you wanted to see, to take advantage of the vastly increased space for beers, and you've re...

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Win Beer!- Whose Beer is it anyway

Win Beer!- Whose Beer is it anyway

29th Apr 2015

Expanding Livery to hold more beer has led to an obvious situation, we need more beer! Never ones to shirk difficult questions, the team has been putting in many long hours researching new beers, a...

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Hiding in the ceiling....

Hiding in the ceiling....

23rd Apr 2015

Livery St will be closed from tomorrow to start it's metamorphosis into a shiny thing of beauty. Here is what's been hiding behind the ceiling all these years, soon to be revealed to all..

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Changes are afoot at Livery St

Changes are afoot at Livery St

15th Apr 2015

Soon all this will change...

Pour yourself a glass of wine and brace yourself . . . As some of you may be aware our Livery Street store is about to undergo some asthetic alterations to spruce...

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Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beery Beer

Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beery Beer

25th Mar 2015

We've spied some shiny new beers, and like some sort of alcohol dependent magpie, we've acquired them-

 Yankee Original Pale Ale Cans, Rooster’s Brewing Company          £2.50

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Australia Revisited

Australia Revisited

14th Mar 2015

For those who read our blog on a regular basis you may remember a post from October where we were extolling our rekindled love of Australian wine (for those of you who don’t read our blog on a regu...

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Local Beers for Local People...

Local Beers for Local People...

13th Mar 2015

Adding to our selection of local beers are new arrivals from Bromsgrove..

Nestled in Old Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, head brewer Ian Hughes began a 6 barrel micro-brewery back in 2009

Formerly t...

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New Wines Part 2

New Wines Part 2

12th Mar 2015

Philip Shaw, Orange

Orange may not be Australia’s best known wine region but it is currently one of its most exciting.  As a region it is almost unique in being defined not just by geography but a...

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New Wines Part 1

New Wines Part 1

4th Mar 2015

As the year moves on and Spring apparently is just around the corner...we've added a veritable buttload (about 126 gallons) of new wines, here is a run down of part 1:

Jamsheed Harem Ma Petit Fran...

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Back from Bourgogne Part 1

Back from Bourgogne Part 1

13th Jan 2015

4 days

7 growers

78 Wines

1200 miles

Our first appointment was with Nicolas Potel at 5.00 p.m. on the Tuesday evening and so, casting aside any considerations of personal wellbeing, alarms were...

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