2014

The Return of the Cheese

The Return of the Cheese

This Friday- 31st October 1-5pm

Livery St

After returning from his summer Hols, (he is now very, very, tanned) Nico will be back in Livery St on Halloween, Friday 31st, between 12-5 to show you the fruits of his summer excursions. Pop in to refresh your inner cheese fiend

 


Return of the Christmas cheese - Dovehouse style

Return of the Christmas cheese - Dovehouse style

"Curds & Whey" - Last chance to stock up before Christmas

Friday, 12th December

Connolly's Dovehouse Parade, NOW extended hours 1 - 7 pm

It maybe the early bird who catches the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese!

Save yourself the trouble and pop into the store on December 12th where Nico's exotic selection... more...


Connolly's Open Day

Connolly's Open Day

Looking for Christmas Gifts?

Puzzled over what to drink over the Festive Period?

On Saturday 6th December across both stores we will have a selection of 10 wines presenting our ideal Christmas Drinking....

 


Wine Dinner with at Epi Restaurant Bromsgrove

Wine Dinner with at Epi Restaurant Bromsgrove

Wine & Four Course Tasting Menu
 

Friday 17th October 2014
Arrival from 7:00pm
£45.00

 

Weird and Wonderful Wine Tasting Dinner, with Sarah McCaffrey from Connolly’s Wine Merchants

The world of wine can be a confusing place, even for the most enthusiastic of wine drinkers. This more often than not is the reason why we c... more...


Wines Of Rioja

Wines Of Rioja

Livery St., Birmingham

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014

6.30pm

On Thursday 23rd October as part of our month long celebration of all things La Riojas we will host a exploration of the most famous of all Spanish wine areas, showing there is more than just ‘Middle-of-the Road’ niceness. Tickets are £10 a head and available here or on 0121-236-3837


Spirits & Sherries with Tapas

Spirits & Sherries with Tapas

Thursday 23rd October 6.30pm

 

 

A unique opportunity to taste 10 boutique spirits and Sherries, introduced by spirit expert Bruce Perry, followed by a selection of 5 tapas dished from The Drop Forge Kitchen.

 

 

 

 Tickets are £25.00 per person and must be booked in advance.  

 

 Tickets and menus are available from... more...


Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday 24th October 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets: £15 per person

*** LAST MINUTE:  

2 PLACES AVAILABLE FOR TONIGHT ***

"It can only grow in these really specific, little tucked-away corners of the world. And only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who reall... more...


Winemaker Dinner: Hope Family Wines at The Pickled Piglet

Winemaker Dinner: Hope Family Wines at The Pickled Piglet

7pm Tuesday November 18th

The Pickled Piglet, Gas St.

£35 per person

Including 6 wines, three tapas dishes, a main course and a dessert.

Meliza Jalbert from Hope Family (Paso Robles in California) will be hosting the event.  The Hope family has been farming in Paso Robles for more than 30 years. When they arrived in this b... more...


The return of the cheese - Dovehouse style

The return of the cheese - Dovehouse style

Curds & Whey Cheeses

Friday, 14th November

Dovehouse Parade, 1-5 pm

After Nico's triumphant return to Livery St on Halloween, he will be at Dovehouse Parade this Friday 14th November between 1-5pm bringing his cheeses to the masses of Solihull. As it is written, 'Man cannot live by bread alone..' but the addition of cheese and wine make it much easier.

 


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: BEEF!

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: BEEF!

Thursday, 7th November, 2014

On the First Thursday of every month, we get together the @RedLionUAB on Warstone Lane for an evening of fine foods and even finer wines. The menu is always adventurous (and this time entirely carnivorous), so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advance if there are any dietary constraints, they a... more...


Connolly's Winter Wine Tasting

Connolly's Winter Wine Tasting

The REP Lounge, Broad St, Birmingham

Thursday, 13th November, 2014, 5-8pm

********** NOW SOLD OUT! *******************

We are pleased to announce that this year our Christmas Tasting will take place at the Birmingham REP on Centenary Square. We are busily lining up the wines and already we can expect a visit from one of our... more...


Last of the Summer Wine

Last of the Summer Wine

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday 10th October 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

******* NOW SOLD OUT! **********

Taste some of the wines that have been getting us excited over the summer. This walk around store tasting, showcasing around 40 wines, is the perfect opportunity to taste a broad range of wines from a... more...


Piemontese Masterclass with Michael Palij

Piemontese Masterclass with Michael Palij

Friday 28th November, 7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets £25 a head

********** LAST CHANCE!  JUST ONE TICKET LEFT *************************

Michael Palij was born in Canada and lives in the UK but he is now, at heart, an Italian and visits the country more than 20 times a year. His expert knowledge and guidance ensure that his c... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Tour de France, Part Deux

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Tour de France, Part Deux

Thursday, 2nd October, 2014

On the First Thursday of every month, we get together the @RedLionUAB on Warstone Lane for an evening of fine foods and even finer wines. The menu is always adventurous (and frequently carnivorous), so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advance if there are any dietary constraints, they are more t... more...


Argentina (Part Dos!)

Argentina (Part Dos!)

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday 26th September 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

SOLD OUT!

Argentina may have fallen behind China in the wine producing stakes, but their strength lies in the wide range of grape varieties planted through successive waves of immigration from Europe over the years, along with their trump card. . . MALBEC!


We're at the Independent Food Fair

We're at the Independent Food Fair

We're very pleased to announce that we will be at the 1st Birmingham Independents Food Fair on Saturday 13th September down at Millennium Point between 9am-6pm. Well over 40 different exhibitors covering everything from Artisan Bakeries to Whiskies via Tapas & of course, wonderful Wines. Tickets are £7.50 a head which covers ent... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Tour de France, Part Un

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Tour de France, Part Un

Thursday, 4th September, 2014

On the First Thursday of every month, we get together the @RedLionUAB on Warstone Lane for an evening of fine foods and even finer wines. The menu is always adventurous (and frequently carnivorous), so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advance if there are any dietary constraints, they are more... more...


Loire Wines (Part Deux!)

Loire Wines (Part Deux!)

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday 22nd August 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

Often referred to as The Garden of France, the Loire Valley has a wine making history dating back to the 1st century, producing wines that were once the most esteemed in France and England, even more prized than those from Bordeaux!

T... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Thai BBQ Night

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Thai BBQ Night

Thursday, 7th August, 2014

On the First Thursday of every month, we get together the @RedLionUAB on Warstone Lane for an evening of fine foods and even finer wines. The menu is always adventurous (and frequently carnivorous), so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advance if there are any dietary constraints, they are more th... more...


Carters of Moseley

Carters of Moseley

This Sunday,27th JulyCarter’s of Moseley, recently voted one of the Good Food Guide UK Regional Restaurants of The Year for 2015, is hosting a Connolly’s Wine Dinner.

Chris has said “As Birmingham’s longest established independent wine merchant and importer, this evening is all about showcasing what makes Connolly’s wines uni... more...


French Resistance Week at The Church: Cheese and Wine Night

French Resistance Week at The Church: Cheese and Wine Night

As part of their annual celebration of all things French (according to 'Allo 'Allo) join Ed at the Church on Great Hampton Street for a evening of wine & cheeses. Tickets are £15 a head and available from The Church or through The Ticketsellers here


GIN!!!!!!!!

GIN!!!!!!!!

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 4th July, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £15 per person

"Of all the gin joints in all the world, she walks into mine"

Join us on the 4th July as our very own Mark Stammers takes on the mantle of Humphrey Bogart and explores the rapidly evolving market for craft gin from around the world

T... more...


Blind Wine Tasting

Blind Wine Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 20th June, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

No embarrassing questions, no rights or wrongs, just an opportunity to taste a range of wines with no clues as to their origin or price and make your own judgement as to which you prefer.

To book call 0121 709 3734 or email lucas@connollyswine.co.uk.

Or buy on line here

 


Birmingham Wine Fair

Birmingham Wine Fair

We are pleased to announce that Connolly's will be exhibiting at the upcoming Birmingham Wine Festival. The festival runs over 2 days (Friday 13th & Saturday 14th June, 2014) and is split into 4 sessions. There will be additional masterclasses and purchasing on the day. All the details can be found here www.birminghamwinefestival.com


Nigel's Pies & Nico's Cheeses are back at Dovehouse this Friday

Nigel's Pies & Nico's Cheeses are back at Dovehouse this Friday

Barring any further oven break downs, Nigel will be back at Connolly's Dovehouse store with his award winning range of pies/pasties/sausage rolls from around 1-7pm on Friday, 13th June

The "Pie Creator" is a finalist in the prepared meats category of the “Heart of England Diamond Awards 2014” for his:

Duck pie
Game pie
Or... more...


Undiscovered France

Undiscovered France

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 23rd May, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

France is the largest wine producing country and, like many a "celebrity", is famous for being famous!

Many of the wines produced in its most well known (celebrated/hyped) regions are justifiably great and are often very expensive. The... more...


Portugal: Probably the best wine you've never heard of....

Portugal: Probably the best wine you've never heard of....

********SOLD OUT*******

 

Livery St., Birmingham

Thursday 22nd May,  6.30pm

Portugal presents a bit of a paradox to the UK wine drinker, being only remembered for Port, Madeira, and the horror of Mateus Rose. This situation is not helped that with a history of wine production dated back to pre-history, Portugal has as many d... more...


Spring Tasting

Spring Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

THURSDAY, 8th May, 2014  6.00pm - 8.00pm
 (Please note: The day & time is not our usual one!)

Tickets: £10 per person
 (Includes £5 voucher off the price of the first 12 bottles purchased on the night)

The "Joys of Spring" are here at Dovehouse... Flowers, sunshine and lots of wine!

This event ... more...


Fine Wine Tasting

Fine Wine Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 2nd May, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £25 per person

NOW SOLD OUT!

Fine wine matures once bottled and improves with age. A limited amount is produced each year and, as bottles are consumed, the supply of the wine becomes smaller. As supply diminishes, demand generally rises as the wine m... more...


A Winemaker Visits: Stanton & Killeen

A Winemaker Visits: Stanton & Killeen

Livery St., Birmingham

Tuesday 29th April, 6.30pm

Tickets: £15 a head

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... more...


Wines of Southern Italy

Wines of Southern Italy

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 25th April, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

NOW SOLD OUT!

Abruzzo, Campania, Puglia, Sicily... Think hot sunshine and lazy days on holiday. Eating delicious food in local restaurants and drinking wines that, up to a few year's ago, were almost unknown in the UK.

Montepulciano,... more...


Wines of Argentina

Wines of Argentina

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 11th April, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

NOW SOLD OUT!

Everyone loves a Malbec.

Wines that are big on fruit, colour, taste and passion.

But Argentina is not all about big reds, honestly.

Come to our Argentine tasting evening and discover aromatic whites and, er, lots of b... more...


Beer Beer Beer Beer

Beer Beer Beer Beer

Livery St Birmingham

Thursday April 10th, 6.30pm

Considering that the oldest written recipe for anything is instructions on brewing beer, and beer lovers have a history of being revolutionary and forming governments (yep, seriously), until recently it has the never taken seriously as a drink for connoisseurs. Join Ed on Thursda... more...


Wines of Southern France

Wines of Southern France

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 28th March, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

NOW SOLD OUT!

The longer days and higher temperatures of southern France give the grapes and resulting wines more colour and extract than those from more northerly regions.

The red grapes include syrah, grenache, cinsault and mourved... more...


Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

Livery St, Birmingham

Thursday 20th March, 6.30pm

Tickets: £10 a head

There is much more to these countries than just big fruit dominated powerbombs, join us as we travel the wines less travelled from Australasia, and see what new flavours and styles are being developed.

contact 0121-236-3837 ed@connollyswine.co.uk or click here


Wines of New Zealand

Wines of New Zealand

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 14th March, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

NOW SOLD OUT!

Although the New Zealand wine industry dates back to 1819, it has evolved dramatically during the past thirty to forty years. There are now about 700 wineries, each with a burning passion to produce premium quality, dist... more...


Wines of Austria

Wines of Austria

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 28th February, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

NOW SOLD OUT!

Small is beautiful - that is what best describes Austrian wine when put into international perspective. There are no run of the mill wines, but rather a rare speciality. Austrian wine is one of most interesting phenom... more...


Wine: a bluffer's Guide

Wine: a bluffer's Guide

Livery St, Birmingham

Friday 21st February, 2014

6.30-8.30pm

Tickets: £10 a head

To book call 0121-236-3837 or ed@connollyswine.co.uk

Or buy now here


Wines of South Africa

Wines of South Africa

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 14th February, 2014 --- A PERFECT VALENTINES DAY TREAT

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

A "ROMANTIC" EVENING'S WINE TASTING FOR TWO
(Plus all the others attending!)

The establishment by the Dutch East India Company of a refreshment station at the Cape in 1652 had one single aim: to... more...


Wines of Spain

Wines of Spain

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 7th February, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £10 per person

Spain has a history of winemaking that is over a thousand year's old, so there is a lot to know about Spanish wines.

The country is well known for rich, red wines, crisp, white wines, Cava (sparkling wines) and the unique, fortified... more...


Burns Night Whisky Tasting

Burns Night Whisky Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 24th January, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £25 per person

Mark will be strutting his stuff and showing off the gems from our ever expanding range of single malts (* Spoiler alert - they may not be exclusively Scottish, or the one in the photo!)

To encourage your attendance, haggis will not... more...


Loire Tasting

Loire Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Monday, 20th January, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Tickets: £12 per person

A late edition to our programme, due to public demand, is the MONDAY night LOIRE tasting.

An enormous amount of wine is created in this vast region, mostly white, but with a good deal of red too. Styles change as you follow the cour... more...


Warming Winter Reds Under 7.50

Warming Winter Reds Under 7.50

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 10th January, 2014

7.00pm - 9.00pm

The “Ronseal” tasting.
Does what it says on the tin!
8-10 warming red wines - all under £7.50

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

NOW SOLD OUT!