Thursday 3rd November
On Thursday 3rd November Connolly's will be hosting their biggest ever wine tasting event at Waterhall, part of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery complex. This will be an opportunity to sample 150 wines and spirits from across the Connolly's range.
Tickets are priced at £15. £... more...
Bordeaux Dinner 27th September
On the 27th September we shall be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chateau d'Angludet. Peter and Diana Sichel bought this beautiful Margaux estate in 1961 and set about restoring the vineyards to their former glory. The estate is now run by their five sons, the sixth generation of Sichels in the wine trade and they export to o... more...
New Zealand Wine Tasting
Tuesday 12th July, 6pm - 8pm
We are following hot on the heels of our Portuguese wine tasting with a trip Down Under. On 12th July we will be hosting a viticultural tour around New Zealand at the lovely Drop Forge Bar in the Jewellery Quarter.
We shall be featuring wines from various regions and producers, including old favouri... more...
Discover Portugal with Lance Foyster MW
Disover Portugal with Lance Foyster MW
Tutored Wine Tasting
Thursday 26th May 6.30pm
Lance Foyster Master of Wine and Portugese wine enthusiast will be hosting a 'Discover Portugal' tutored wine tasting on Thursday 26th May in our shop on Livery Street.
Douro Valley wines, made from the same grapes as Port, have experienc... more...
Bourgeois Winemaker Dinner @ Simpson's
Bourgeois Wine Tasting and Dinner
Wednesday 6th April
A last minute opportunity has arisen for Connolly's to host a winemaker dinner with Arnauld Bourgeois from the Henri Bourgeois Estate at Simpson's Restaurant in Edgbaston.
The dinner will be held in Simpson's Private dining room and therefore we have only 17 ticket... more...
Once in a blue moon we like to dig deep into the Connolly's cellars and look for treasure. Over the next few days the Connolly's team will be hunting for wines to go into our two day Sale event.
This gives us the opportunity to finish a few lines that are due to be discontinued or just give a slow moving line a bit of a boost. ... more...
Thanks to the wonderful world of digital media we can interact with our customers in a variety of ways.
Whilst we prefer to interact with customers in the real world, we thought we might tray a little virtual tasting this weekend.
Using the discussion section of our facebook page we would like to encourage you to let us know wh... more...
Austria & Alsace Tasting
Austrian wines first stepped into the spotlight in 2002, when, a line up of Gruner-Veltlier's out performed some of the world's finest Chardonnays in a blind tasting, at London's fashionable Groucho Club! Chris Connolly soon discovered exactly what all the fuss was about and we have been championing the wines ever since.
Our job... more...
Austrian Wine Maker Dinner at Turners
Johann Donabaum Austrian Winemaker Dinner @ Turners of Harborne
Johann Donabaum works a relatively small 7 and 1/2 hectares family-estate in the Spitzer Graben. He has received acclaim from some of the world most notable wine critics, including a Decanter award for best Riesling in 2009 and accolades from Jancis Robinson MW:
Burgundy 2009 Cask Sample Tasting
Chris' Burgundy trip this year has born fruit in the form of a 2009 Burgundy Cask Sample Tasting. The 2009 Vintage has received almost as much press attention as 2005, Decanter described it as a 'Perfumed and exotic' Vintage when they first looked at it in September 2009.
This is your opportunity to taste this acclaimed vi... more...