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 vintage and see how it is developing for yourselves.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase some exclusive en-primeur deals.
The tasting will take place on Wed 9th Feb at 6.30pm in the shop on Livery Street Jewellery Quarter Jewellery Quarter.
We shall be tasting the following cask samples:
Gerard Thomas: St Aubin la Chatenniere Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Chenevottes.
Domaine Pavelot: Savigny-les-Beaune Dominode Savigny-les-Beaune Peuillets Beaune Bressandes.
Francois Mikulski: Bourgogne Chardonnay.
Domaine Matrot: Meursault Blagny Puligny Montrachet Chalumeaux St Aubin Fleurs du Coteaux.
Roche de Bellene (Nicolas Potel): Bourgogne Rouge Cotes de Nuits Villages Volnay Gevrey Chambertin Nuits St Georges Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Combe aux Moines Clos de la Roche
Pascal Marchand:Bourgogne Rouge Avalon Nuits St Georges Chambolle Musigny Vosne Romanee Morey St Denis FaconnieresNuits St Georges Damodes.
Chris is also creating an exclusive offer on 2009 purchases for tasting attendees. As we only have a limited number of samples tickets for this tasting are extremely limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Maximum number of two tickets per person no group bookings available.
£25.00 per person
A fabulous light hearted wine quiz designed to test & improve your wine knowledge! Would you be able to tell a Pinot Grigio from a Soave? A Shiraz from a Rioja? 3 expert panellists will be trying to baffle you into thinking that the wine in front of you is their wine but only one of them is telling truth; Can you work out who?
The ticket price includes the tasting of 9 wines & a Hot Buffet supplied by the wonderful Chefs at The Town House.
£25 per person all inclusive
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.