Big Winter Tasting 2015

Big Winter Tasting 2015

16th Oct 2015

Following our very successful Winter Tasting last year and taking into account your comments about more space, and more tickets, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Tasting will be held in the stunning Book Rotunda at the Library of Birmingham on Thursday, 5th November from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50 which includes a voucher for £5 off initial orders for 12 or more bottles placed on the night and are available NOW here, from or by telephoning 0121 709 3734. In the next few newsletters we’ll be revealing some of the producers and experts who will be joining us in November starting with...

First Drop Wines

First Drop are British ex-pat Matt Gant and native Aussie John Retsas, who from their base at ‘Home of the Brave’ (a Tapas and Wine Bar) produce truly different wines. Tracking down tiny single vineyard plots of lesser seen grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Arneis and Nebbiolo, in their own words-
‘First Drop is about passion for life, fun and flavour!... a lifelong commitment to making kick arse booze... wines with flavour and texture, and a splash of funk... eclectic varieties from unique vineyards in the great regions of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale... wines to drink, not just appreciate.’
Perennially pretty much every single one of their wines scores above 90 points whenever reviewed, and they regularly get 5 stars in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. We are one of a select band of wine merchants in Europe carrying their wines and feel very privileged to have their European representative (aka Matt’s Dad) to guide us through their range.

Sacre Brew

Gwen, the enigmatic brewer behind Sacre Brew will be at the library this year. Founded in 2014 after a 20 year love of homebrewing, Gwen prides herself on foregoing traditional Black Country ales and instead creates interesting & adventurous beers. At the time of writing we literally have no idea what beers Gwen will bring, but they are always worth trying (often repeatedly….)

Meet a Distiller

The multiple award winning Sibling Gin is produced by four siblings. Using a unique ‘Crystal Still’- made out of glass and stainless steel as opposed to copper, the siblings create an incredibly pure and clean spirit. Redistilling with the botanicals such as blueberries and Madagascan vanilla crafts a gin smooth enough to enjoy straight or in an array of cocktails. The Siblings will be showcasing some lovely cocktails that can be made with their outstanding gin.


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