With under a week to go and just a few tickets left (https://www.connollyswine.co.uk/products/winter-wine-tasting-2017) we are very pleased to finally confirm that we shall have a member of the famed Sichel family at the Birmingham Winter Wine Tasting.
Sichel is an iconic name in the wine world. A long established family with different branches operating in France, Germany, the UK and the USA. At one point while one branch was restoring Chateau Palmer another was promoting Blue Nun... It was the British branch that first set foot in Bordeaux, establishing an "acquisition office" back in 1883. The move from merchants to winemakers was started by Max's Great Grandfather Allan in the '30s when he joined forces with two other families to buy the legendary, but at that time massively dilapidated Ch. Palmer in Margaux- an investment that took over 20 years to show a return.
His Grandfather Peter repeated the trick with the purchase of the almost ruined Ch. Angludet in 1961, also in Margaux and now consistently rated as one of the finest Cru Bourgeois properties. The family has continued to expand, building new brands and wineries as well as forming Ch. Trillol in Corbieres in 1987 and Ch. Argadens back in Bordeaux in 2002. Max is now the 6th generation to join Maison Sichel and we are very honoured to welcome him to the Big Winter Tasting at the Library.
Whisper it, at long last the Connolly's Wine Sale has returned.... We now have distinctly too much wine and can't actually find space for all the new shiny things we've found to fit in either the Shops or the Warehouse, so it's time to change things around.
It all kicks on Thursday 2nd May with the full list of sale wines attached and we're offering 15% off on Thursday, 20% on Friday, and 25% on Saturday...
More updates from Chris- now into the 5th day of the trip, but actually only the third in South America- having lost the 2 days in Chile, it's time to head to Argentina and finally a chance to acquire more socks...
Whilst his fear of flying was causing Michael, the young Armagh medic sat next to me on the plane over the Andes to come out in a cold sweat, I couldn’t help but drink in the most astonishing views during one of the shortest but most spectacular flights in the world