2013

Pop up Market at Livery Street

Pop up Market at Livery Street

Your last chance to catch our pop up shops at Livery Street before Christmas.

Monday 23rd December from around 11am our favourite local artisan Cheese, Chutney and Chocolate people will be here to help you with that very final bit of Christmas Shopping.

Curds & Whey are Birmingham’s finest purveyors of cheeses,
Kneals Chocola... more...


Pop up Shop at Dovehouse

Pop up Shop at Dovehouse

Due to the success of the "pop-up" shops at Livery Street, in Birmingham, we're running the event again, so that shoppers in Solihull can also partake in FREE sampling of these amazing foods!

Special guests that will be appearing at Connolly’s, Dovehouse Parade,  on Friday, 13th December are:

Curds & Whey are Birmingham... more...


Oh Crikey, we've over ordered! - Tasting

Oh Crikey, we've over ordered! - Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Monday, 30th December

7:00pm

Tickets: £10 per person.

NOW SOLD OUT!

Yes, I know that most of our tastings are held on Thursdays and Fridays, but it's Christmas and, for most folk, (but not us, obviously) Monday, 30th  isn't a School Night, so why not do something a bit decadent and indulge in a sl... more...


Pre-Christmas

Pre-Christmas

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Friday, 29th November

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tickets: £10 per person. Limited to 30 people max.

(All ticket money to go to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal)

As a rule, tastings at the end of November, or during December, are a complete no-no as far as we are concerned, but public pressure has persuaded us ... more...


Dovehouse Pop Up Shops

Dovehouse Pop Up Shops

Due to the success of the "pop-up" shops at Livery Street, last week in Birmingham, we're running the event again, so that shoppers in Solihull can also partake in FREE sampling of these amazing foods!

Special guests that will be appearing at Connolly’s, Dovehouse Parade,  on Friday, 8th November are:

Curds & Whey are Birming... more...


Winter's Coming - Fortified Wines Tasting

Winter's Coming - Fortified Wines Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Friday, 15th November

7:00pm - 9:00pm

£15 per person.

By the time this tasting happens the balmy, late October weather will be forgotten...it might even have snowed!

"Fortified Wines" are a must at this time of year, especially for the festive season. Often the preserve of your grandmother (why sh... more...


Winter Wine Tasting 2013

Winter Wine Tasting 2013

 
Thursday 24th October
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - St Paul's Square

This year we return to the RBSA in St Pauls Sq. for our winter wine tasting. There will be over 80 wines and counting available to sample.

Tickets are £10 a head, including a £5 voucher off orders of 12 bottles or more.

Call 0121 236 3837 / email Ed@connollyswine.co.uk or

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Rhone Wine Tasting

Rhone Wine Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Friday, 11th October

7:00pm - 9:00pm

£10 per person.

This is an area of contrast. In the North, some of the world's longest lived wines are produced: rare and aromatic whites, tannic and massively structured reds. In the south, a veritable sea of hearty everyday red is produced, but so too are the ... more...


Wines of Portugal Tasting

Wines of Portugal Tasting

 

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Friday, 25th October

7:00pm - 9:00pm

£10 per person.

Update: SOLD OUT!

The wines of Portugal are considered to be some of Europe's best kept secrets. Nestled between Spain's western coast and the northern Atlantic ocean, and traditionally associated with port wines, Portuguese wines are updatin... more...


The mysterious world of Italy

The mysterious world of Italy

Thursday 7th November at Livery St

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

£10 per person

Italy remains one of the most enigmatic of countries, combining millennia of wine making tradition, with a willingness to innovate, and an ability to find long thought lost grape varieties through looking at what’s at the bottom of the garden…

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Wines under 7.50

Wines under 7.50

Thursday 26th September at Livery St

£5 per person

As the warm memories of relaxing under the Summer Sun fade, and are replaced by the drudgery of work and bills, we’ve chosen to host a tasting showcasing the range & quality of wines available on a budget. Very simply, no wine on show will cost more than £7.50.

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New Zealand Tasting with Gordon Russell of Esk Valley

New Zealand Tasting with Gordon Russell of Esk Valley

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Wednesday, 25th September

7:00pm - 9:00pm

£15 per person.

A very special opportunity to meet Gordon Russell, Senior Winemaker of the renowned Esk Valley winery, which is situated in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, and taste a selection of his fabulous wines.

Esk Valley is considered to be a high quality,... more...


Late Summer Tasting - 50 Wines!

Late Summer Tasting - 50 Wines!

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Wednesday, 18thSeptember

6:30pm - 8:30pm

£10 per person (Includes a £5 voucher redeemable against the first 12 bottles of wine ordered on the night).

A "walk-around" tasting of some 50 wines, showcasing many new discoveries and new vintages. This informal event is a perfect opportunity to taste a b... more...


Cono Sur Tasting with Adolfo Hurtado

Cono Sur Tasting with Adolfo Hurtado

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Tuesday, 3rd September

7:00pm - 9:00pm

£15 per person

Adolfo Hurtado has led Cono Sur into what it is today, one of the largest wineries in Chile and one of the largest producers of fine Pinot Noir in the world.

Meet the man, himself, at Connolly's Dovehouse tasting room, experience some great win... more...


Sparkling Wine Tasting

Sparkling Wine Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Friday 16th August

7pm

£15 per person. (Price now includes a free fish & chips supper!)

Did you know that there are other alternative wines to Champagne?
... and they're not all called Prosecco!
 

Sparkling wines are made all over the world, including England, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, in ... more...


Blind Tasting

Blind Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Friday 2nd August

7pm

£10.00 per person.

A recent report suggests that most people including supposed wine experts cannot tell the difference between cheap plonk and and "fine wine".  We thought we should put this to the test. A range of 20+ wines will be offered, all to be tasted blind before unve... more...


Champagne Ruinart Tasting with Fish & Chips.

Champagne Ruinart Tasting with Fish & Chips.

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull.

Friday 26th July

7pm

£25 per person.

An introduction to the oldest Champagne House. Under the guidance of Ruinart's regional sales manager, Owen Davies, we shall taste R de Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, Rose and the legendary Dom Ruinart before concluding the event with a fish and chip supper.

(The t... more...


The South of France

The South of France

Dovehouse Parade

Friday 14th June

The South of France produces a mindboggling range of styles & wines, and has always been used as a geographical grouping, rather than one based on vinous reasons. On the 14th of June, We will unlock some of the secrets from an area that includes the bone dry roses of Provence, the inky depths o... more...


Connolly's Summer Tasting

Connolly's Summer Tasting

Livery St

Thursday 27th June

This year, Livery St plays host to the Connolly's Summer Tasting on Thursday 28th June. There will be over 40 wines to taste, including many of our new arrivals. The evening starts at 6.30pm. Tickets are £10 a head or two for £15. Contact lucas@connollyswine.co.uk or click here to purchase.


Veggie Wine Tasting

Veggie Wine Tasting

Livery St.

Thursday 30th May

With more and more people expressing an interest in vegetarian and vegan wines, and much confusion about what makes which, we thought we would hold a tasting comprised of them, showcasing the variety and range available (even the French make vegan wines!). (The Explanation by Rene Magreitte).

T... more...


Connolly's Spring Tasting

Connolly's Spring Tasting

Dovehouse Parade
Thursday 18th April
On Thursday April 18th Dovehouse Parade hosts our annual Spring Tasting. There will be over 60 wines available, including gems from California, Germany & Spain plus new arrivals from Bordeaux, Italy & Brazil. Doors open at 6.30pm and the tasting runs till 8.30pm. Places are to limited 5... more...


Port Tasting

Port Tasting

Livery St.

Tuesday 23rd April

Historically, the Port houses declare whether there will be a vintage on St Georges Day, the 23rd April. Join us as we showcase the wines from this spectacular and varied area (not always fortified), and illustrate that port is for life, not just for Christmas. If we’re very lucky, there mig... more...


New Spain

New Spain

Dovehouse Parade

Friday 26th April

Take away Rioja and what are you left with? A fantastic array of wonderful wines, bursting with character and itching to be tasted. We are working on revitalising our Spanish range and this will be a measure of our success.

£7.50 a head


Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

Dovehouse Parade

Friday 3th May

Our range of beers continues to grow and this is a great opportunity to taste a cross section of craft beers from all corners of the globe (including Birmingham.)

£7.50 a head


The Unusual Suspects

The Unusual Suspects

Livery St.

Thursday 9th May

The vast majority of wine drunk in the UK comes from just 9 countries and only 5 different varieties, despite there being 21 wine producing countries in the EU alone, and 150 “commercially important” (5,000 otherwise) varieties grown. On Thursday 9th May we journey on the road less travelled to... more...


Whites for Under 7.50

Whites for Under 7.50

Dovehouse Parade

Friday 5th April

The “Ronseal” tasting. (Subject to Mr Osborne keeping any duty increases to a sensible level.)

£5 a head, tickets available from lucas@connollyswine.co.uk