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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

Don’t be fooled by ...

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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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Just arrived on the Connolly's News Wire- Chris in Burgundy

Just arrived on the Connolly's News Wire- Chris in Burgundy

7th Jan 2015

"Awesome tasting with Nicolas Potel this evening.  In spite of the reputation that 2013 has in some quarters there were some brilliant examples of classic Burgundy on show. Montagny 1er cru, Gevrey...

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Burgundy beckons

Burgundy beckons

31st Dec 2014

Almost as the final lines of Auld Lang Syne (first verse only) fade away into the 2015 air this evening, Tania and I shall be packing vests, thermals, ridiculously thick sweaters etc ...

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Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

24th Dec 2014

Livery St.

Wednesday 24th December open from 10am - between 4pm and 5pm, if you're planning on popping in after 4pm please call first. We will then be closed over Christmas and reopen 10-6.30pm...

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A Taste For Bordeaux, and Cheese

A Taste For Bordeaux, and Cheese

25th Nov 2014

Pop-in to Livery St Thursday to Saturday this week for our A Taste of Bordeaux event. We will have a variety of wines from Bordeaux open throughout the weekend. And if you join us between 1-5pm On ...

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The Winter Tasting Wine List

The Winter Tasting Wine List

7th Nov 2014

Well here it is, the long, long list of all the wines that will be available at our Winter Wine Tasting next Thursday at the REP, there are so many wines we can't fit them on this page so you'll h...

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Seasons greeting to yow

Seasons greeting to yow

4th Nov 2014

As the sun sets on another British summer, as gardens try to hide themselves under carpets of leaves and squirrels, satisfied that their larders are sufficiently well stocked, bid each other good n...

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Do you remember when we used to drink Australian wine?

Do you remember when we used to drink Australian wine?

3rd Oct 2014

It all started so promisingly back in the 90s.  Up until then we had pretty much reserved our affections for cheeky little French numbers and flirtatious Italians. On occasions we might transfer ou...

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Birmingham Gin Festival

Birmingham Gin Festival

11th Sep 2014

Should I or shouldn’t I, I asked myself? Should I A) Be a good student and work on WSET diploma, or B) Pop along to Birmingham’s 1st Gin Festival? I toyed with the idea for a good few seconds and c...

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Trip to Champagne anyone??

Trip to Champagne anyone??

27th Aug 2014

It was all Abi’s fault. Tania mentioned to me a few weeks ago that our daughter Abi who is currently studying culinary arts at UCB and working front of house at one of the city’s lead...

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The Ventoux, Vineyards and le Vélo

The Ventoux, Vineyards and le Vélo

28th Jul 2014

So there you are, in the Vaucluse, out for a little Sunday ride, wondering what all this fuss is about Mont Ventoux when you pass some stunning lavender fields and pause to take a photo. As you sta...

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It comes from the land of the ice & snow...

It comes from the land of the ice & snow...

4th Jul 2014

From Swedish whisky-meisters Mackmyra comes a limited edition that truly deserves the name.  Only 111 bottles of the Midnattssol (Midsummer) have made their way over to the UK and we’ve managed to ...

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Ever wondered why?

Ever wondered why?

25th Jun 2014

Ever wondered why the Norwegian crossed the fjord?

Answer: to catch a boat to Chile!

Not very funny (chicken crossing road, etc), but it's true.

Twenty five years ago, shipping owner Dan Odfjell...

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