We are honoured to be welcoming Rutherglen wine legend Wendy Killeen of multiple award winning winery Stanton & Killeen. Tracing its history back to 1864 Stanton & Killeen have pretty much always been a fortified wine specialist originally providing local miners with what could only be loosely described as ‘wine’ through the boom & bust of Australian wine making to today where their Fortified Muscats & Topaques won 12 medals including 5 golds between them at the IWC and Decanter awards last year in London. Wendy will be presenting 8 wines with accompanying cheeses and pudding suggestions to sample.
In 2007 Connolly's were finalists at the International Wine Challenge Merchants Awards for our Austrian range. To celebrate this and to continue in our efforts to promote these great wines we have conspired with Franzls -the best Austrian Restaurant in the West Midlands - to create an Austrian gourmet evening a fantastic opportunity to sample some of the most interesting wines available with the food they were made for.
Gruner Veltliner Am Berg With Räucher
Smoked salmon with honey & mustard
Gsellman & Gsellman Weissburgunder With Berner Wurst
Finely minced pork & cheese sausage wrapped in bacon
Gruner Veltliner Smaragd with Hunerbrust mit Krebs
Tender chicken breast filled with crabmeat wrapped in pastry baked and served with crab cream & brandy sauce
Blauer Zweigelt Heideboden With Blunzen Strudel
Black pudding bacon potato onion & apples wrapped in crispy strudel pastry
Ungerberg Rotweincuvee With Reh Schnitzel
Escalope of Venison with red wine forest mushrooms & cracked pepper
Gsellman & Gsellman Beerenaulesse With traditional Austrian Dessert
£40.00 per person
Tuesday 16 September 2008
Connolly's Wine Cellars Birmingham
"Bodega Weinert is producing South America's greatest red wines - the qualitative equals of the finest reds in the world" - Robert Parker!
In 2005 Iduna visited us for the first time and hosted the most successful wine tasting in Connolly’s history. This year she is returning and we hope to repeat that success. Those of you not familiar with the wines or the area will find this tasting informative and enjoyable and we are sure that you will appreciate the wines. Those of you familiar with this estate will simply not want to miss this opportunity.
The tasting shall for the very first time be taking place in Connolly's Cellars under the arches they are located just a couple of streets down from our shop on Livery Street Jewellery Quarter Jewellery Quarter. The cellars obviously maintain a cool temperature for the safe storage of our wines so do come with a cardigan no matter what the weather!
We shall also be offering the option of a two course meal including wine at The Bucklemaker (just across from the arches) after the tasting.
Tuesday 30 September 2008
Livery Street Jewellery Quarter Jewellery Quarter
George Grant is the son of the current Chairman John Grant and as Brand Ambassador is the 6th generation to be involved in the running of this staunchly independent family owned business.
John will be imparting his knowledge charm and wisdom and guiding us through the following:
10YO 15YO 21YO 25YO and 30YO. 105 Cask Strength and in addition a selected flight of as yet to be determined Single Vintage malts from the Glenfarclas "Family Cask" at cask strength. These run from 1952 to 1994 and are unique as no other distillery has a range such as this commercially available.
Thursday 11 June 2009
Royal Society of Artists gallery St Paul's Square
6.00pm - 8.30pm
Connolly's will be hosting a fabulous wine fair at The Birmingham Royal Society of Artists gallery in St Paul's Square on Thursday 11th June from 6pm - 8.30pm.
Two floors of wine to try before you buy a host of experts to help and a collection of special offers to make your mouth water.