2012

Whisky Tastings

Whisky Tastings

Burns Night Whisky Tastings 24th & 25th January

We have been inundated with requests to host another Whisky tasting event, so we thought to placate the whisky affcionados amoungst you, we would hold not one but two whisky tastings around Burns night; which would seem appropriate. 

The tastings are to be conducted by our very... more...


Livery Street 8 Week Wine School

Livery Street 8 Week Wine School

Our Livery Street wine school returns in February 2013. The course will start on Tuesday 12th Febuary at 6.30pm in Livery St, and run for the following 8 weeks, criss-crossing the globe sampling classic and innovative wines to highlight the finest wine producing areas. Each week will be hosted by one of Connolly's experts,  a... more...


Wines of South America

Wines of South America

Friday February 8th, 7.00 p.m. Wines of South America

Argentina, Chile & Brazil line up to do battle. Whilst this will be a predominantly red night, we shall find one or two interesting whites to throw into the mix!

Ticket price £7.50

Lucas@connollyswine.co.uk for more details, or ring Solihull on 0121-709-3734


The Wines of Burgundy

The Wines of Burgundy

Friday February 22nd, 7.00 p.m. The Wines of Burgundy

A snapshot of wines from one of our favourite regions will see us heading down the cellars to dust off some fabulous bottles. A treat for lovers of both red and white Burgundy from Chablis to Pommard.

Ticket price £15.00

Lucas@connollyswine.co.uk for more details, or ring Solihull on 0121-709-3734


Coming up in 2013...

Coming up in 2013...


Thirsty Fridays at Solihull

From January 11th, we shall be holding bi-weekly, Friday tastings in the Dovehouse Parade tasting room. The topics will be many and varied with a view to offering a complete spectrum of different styles, regions and prices. Our schedule for the first few weeks is as follows:

Friday January 1... more...


What's hapening at Connolly's this weekend

What's hapening at Connolly's this weekend

This weekend and for the rest of December both of our fatastic wine shops will have a variety of wines and spirits available for you to taste.

Livery Street

Shopping in Birmingham this weekend?  Why not take a break from the madness of the Bullring and join Ed & Sarah in our Livery Street shop: have a glass of mulled wine (made... more...


Wines of New Zealand at Dovehouse

Wines of New Zealand at Dovehouse

Tuesday 25th September 2012, 6.30pm.

A whistlestop tour of the land of the long white cloud with our very own Mark Stammers. This event will be hosted in our  Tasting room at Dovehouse. Spaces are very limited and tickets are just £10.00 per person.

Tickets must be purchased in advance: email lucas@connollyswine.co.uk or call the shop on 0121 236 9269.


To Rioja and beyond with Chris Connolly at Dovehouse

To Rioja and beyond with Chris Connolly at Dovehouse

Tuesday October 2nd 2012, 6.30pm.

Chris is off to Rioja in this month, so to make sure he earns his keep, we are inviting you to test his knowledge in Oct.  As ever you will have the opportunity to taste 8 wines from Rioja and other areas of " Hidden Spain".

This tasting will take place in our very own tasting room at the Doveh... more...


Iconic Cloudy Bay Wine Tasting at Livery Street

Iconic Cloudy Bay Wine Tasting at Livery Street

Wednesday 10th October 2012, 6.30pm.

It is with the utmost pleasure that we would like to invite you to an evening with Cloudy Bay hosted by the European Brand Ambassador Bethan Wallace. The tutored tasting will cover a range of wines from the Cloudy Bay vineyards, including the oaked Te Koko, sparkling Pelorus, and Botrytis... more...


Chardonnay vs. Gruner Veltliner at Dovehouse

Chardonnay vs. Gruner Veltliner at Dovehouse

Tuesday October 30th 2012, 6.30pm

Two of the most interesting, characterful and food-friendly grape varieties line up to do battle. For just £20.00 per person you can taste four Gruner Veltliners and four Chardonnays and judge for yourself what these amazingly versitile varieties have to offer.

This tasting will be held at o... more...


Connolly's Christmas Tasting at The Waterhall Gallery Birmingham

Connolly's Christmas Tasting at The Waterhall Gallery Birmingham

 Wednesday 7th November, 5pm-8pm

 

150 wonderful wines, spirits and beers, a variety of vinous experts to entertain and educate, a great location in the centre of Birmingham and a £5 voucher to redeem against your wine order!

2012 has seen the expansion of Connolly’s with our delightful new shop in Solihull. This expansio... more...


Digestif Masterclass with Spirit expert Bruce Perry at Dovehouse

Digestif Masterclass with Spirit expert Bruce Perry at Dovehouse

Wednesday 21st November, 6.30pm.

Bruce Perry, a truly engaging speaker with an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things distilled will be talking us through a wonderful selection of cognacs, armagnacs, calvados and liqueurs. Perfect in the run up to the festive period.

£20.00 per person.

Places are limited and must be booked in... more...


The Many Faces of Sauvignon Blanc

The Many Faces of Sauvignon Blanc

From it’s murky roots as a partially wild grape from somewhere in Western France to arguably the most fashionable grape on the planet, making wines that range from aggressively grassy to honeyed pear, Sauvignon has far more variety than people first assume. Join us on Tuesday 14th August at Dovehouse Parade for an evening showcas... more...


Vodka & Gin Masterclass

Vodka & Gin Masterclass

From mentions in early 14th Century Poland to Hogarth’s “Gin Alley” these two increasingly resurgent drinks are closely linked to national identities. On Tuesday 21st August at Dovehouse Parade,we present a chance to learn more about their histories and various styles, and of course, how to drink them properly. During the course ... more...


Connolly's Autumn Tasting Solihull

Connolly's Autumn Tasting Solihull

On Wednesday 5th September in our Dovehouse store, with wines from Connolly's favourites Vina Marro, and new arrivals Some Young Punks of Australia among others. The tasting is between 6.30 and 8.30pm and will feature over 50 different wines. Tickets are £10 a head, which includes a £5 voucher off any purchase of a case or more o... more...


Connolly's Autumn Tasting Birmingham

Connolly's Autumn Tasting Birmingham

On Wednesday 12th September at Livery St. A chance to taste around 60 wines, including a selection of our new new Spanish & Indian ranges. The tasting will run from 6.30-8.30, tickets are £10 a head, which includes a £5 voucher off any purchase of a case or more on the night. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid diss... more...


The Wonderful World of Pinot

The Wonderful World of Pinot

"Maya: Why are you so in to Pinot?
Maya: I mean, it's like a thing with you.
Miles: Uh, I don't know, I don't know. Um, it's a hard grape to grow, as you know. Right? It's uh, it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It's, you know, it's not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when ... more...


Connolly's Summer Wine Tasting

Connolly's Summer Wine Tasting

We're having 2 big tasting events in July: 

11th July at Livery Street in the Jewellery Quarter.
We'll be showing around 50 great wines for a tenner!

Can't make that? Well on the 18th of July we'll be doing it all again at our new store on Dovehouse Parade in Solihull. 50 Cracking wines for ten English pounds.

Still not... more...


Connolly's wine school 2012.

Connolly's wine school 2012.

 Starts May 22nd and runs for eight consecutive Tuesdays.

£15 per session or £80 for the whole term.

Our eight week wine school is designed to demystify wine, help you learn what you like and why you like it and to develop your appreciation and palate.

We will cover many of the world's wine regions, viticulture, wine making te... more...


Sancerre and Loire Tasting with Domaine Henri Bourgeois

Sancerre and Loire Tasting with Domaine Henri Bourgeois

Wednesday 13th June
The Tasting Room,
Dovehouse Parade, Olton

As part of the Summer Tasting Series in our brand new Tasting Room we will be joined by Alban Degerin from Domaine Henri Bourgeois. Alban will be guiding you through a range of stunning Bourgeois wines from Sancerre and the surrounding regions.

Based in the town of... more...


Classic Blends Tasting

Classic Blends Tasting

Tuesday 20th March
6pm at the Livery Street Shop

Have you ever wondered which grapes actually make a Bordeaux a Bordeaux or why those Rhone reds are just so rich? Would you like to discover the magic of a traditional white Rioja or venture in to the floral world of Alsace? In our next tasting we hope to enlighten you on the wor... more...


Italian Tasting

Italian Tasting

Thursday 19th April
6pm at the Livery Street Shop

Our April Tasting affords you the opportunity to explore the myriad of regions and styles afforded by Italian wine. Luxuriate in the smooth Sangiovese of Chianti, admire the structure and age-worthiness of classic Barolo and generally wonder at the variety and interest one count... more...


Burgundy 2010 En Primeur Tasting

Burgundy 2010 En Primeur Tasting

Wednesday 8th Febuary 6.30pm

Following on from Chris and Ed's recent trip to Burgundy to sample the latest vintage, we would like to offer you the chance to taste some of these En Primeur wines. This is a rare opportunity to taste highly sought after wines before their release. Limited stocks of these wines will be available... more...


Burns' Night Whisky Tasting

Burns' Night Whisky Tasting

 

Do you know your Glenfarclas from Glenfiddich? How many distilleries are actually by the side of the Spey? Can you pronounce “Bruichladdich”? If you are interested in the answer to any of the questions above, or just like Whisky (without the ‘e’), book your place at our Burns’ Night Whisky Tasting. We will be sampling whiskies... more...