Connolly's Wine School
Tuesdays 17th April, 24th April and 1st May
As you may have heard we will soon be opening a second Connolly’s retail outlet on the Dovehouse Parade in Olton, Solihull. Within this new shop will be The Tasting Room, a space with the entire purpose of wine tasting! The fantastic new facility will enable us to host many more events and with this in mind we will be starting our very own Connolly’s Wine School.
As we still have a few weeks of shop fitting and organising to go before the Olton premises are up and running, we have decided to begin with a mini Wine School course at our Livery Street shop in the meantime. This course will be offered at the specially discounted rate of £30 for three consecutive Tuesday night sessions.*
Tuesday 17th April – Introduction to tasting and evaluating wines, a broad view of viticulture, wine production, understanding wine labels and the key factors that really affect the price and quality of your tipple.
Tuesday 24th April - Old World Wines
Tuesday 1st May – New World Wines
Each of the sessions will be run by one of our very own experts with the aim of provide you with that extra understanding of what you like and why you like it.
Places at this event are strictly limited. To get more information or to reserve your place contact Eleri on 0121 236 9269,email: email@example.com
or click here
and go to the shop
*All fees payable in advance.
Also in Blog
12 months ago, shortly after the destructive reality of Covid became evident, I wrote a piece for a trade magazine (recently uploaded to our blog here…)
in which I opened with the very real sense of helplessness and fear which I am sure I shared with the vast majority of the planet. At the time, it seemed almost like staring into a black hole, knowing that you had to take the next step but blind to whatever lay below. I remember thinking (and saying to anyone prepared to listen) that this was “our generation’s war,” we’d never experienced anything approaching global conflict and in 2020 we’d reached payback time, only to be faced with an adversary that responded neither to bombs nor white flags (nor bleach). Frightened for ourselves, for our friends and families and frightened for businesses and careers that we’d spent lifetimes developing, all we could do, it seemed, was to keep washing our hands and hope for the best.
Back in spring 2020, Chris was asked to write a piece for the Wine Merchant Mag, a specialist trade publication, about his thoughts during, what was then, an unprecedented national lockdown. Published in May, we present the text to you here-
In northern Spain, some 95km south of Bilbao and bisected almost laterally by the River Ebro lies Spain’s most popular and famous wine region, a region of some 66,000 hectares of vineyards worked by 14,800 growers and dominated by some of the most celebrated names in the wine world.
It started early on a Saturday in June. I’m minded to say that it disturbed my lie-in but it was way earlier than that that my phone first pinged to announce the arrival of a new website order. (I wonder if Jeff Bezos has the same app on his phone?). Ignored it, rolled over and 5 minutes later it went again. And again. And etc, etc. Finally, before switching the thing off, curiosity got the better of me and I opened up the online shop to find a stream of orders for a wine that I fell in love with 2 years ago but that we had failed to make much headway with – Coteaux du Giennois, Terre de Silex from Clement & Florian Berthier,