2015

North East Italian Master Class Feat. Master of Wine Michael Palij

North East Italian Master Class Feat. Master of Wine Michael Palij

Friday 4th December

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £25 per person

An early festive treat, we are very pleased to welcome back MW Michael Palij. Born in Canada, but now living in the UK, Michael has been a Master of Wine since 1995 and is one of the foremost authorities on Italian wine. His extensive knowledge makes him one ... more...


Lucky for some!

Lucky for some!

Friday, 13th November

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Are you feeling lucky? Well, are you?

It's Friday 13th and Nico will be back at Connolly's from around lunchtime to the early evening with his enticing range of cheeses.

Cheese for lunch, cheese for later... just eat cheese and don't forget the wine!

No booking required


Winter Tasting 2015

Winter Tasting 2015

Birmingham Central Library, Broad Street

Thursday, 5th November 2015, 5:30 - 8:30pm

SOLD OUT! ... SOLD OUT! ... SOLD OUT! ... SOLD OUT! ...

 £12.50per person (including £5 gift voucher)

We are pleased to announce that this year our Christmas Tasting will take place at the Birmingham Central Library, and are busily lining up ... more...


An Evening with Jordan Wines

An Evening with Jordan Wines

Tuesday 13th October

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £10 per person

We are very happy to welcome Thea Van-Der-Merwe from Jordan Wines in Stellenbosch to host a food and wine matching evening. As some of you may be aware, Jordan is one of the most highly awarded wineries in South Africa, regularly receiving numerous gold meda... more...


Nico's back from holiday... Vive le grand fromage!

Nico's back from holiday... Vive le grand fromage!

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 9th October

Nico will be back at Connolly's from around lunchtime to the early evening this Friday.

Cheese for lunch, cheese for later... just eat cheese and drink wine!

Now we're into cooler, misty Autumn, it's time to move back to reds (not that you really need an excuse!). Why not try th... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Rarebit

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Rarebit

Thursday 3rd September, The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £30 per person

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, so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advance if there are any dietary constraints, they ... more...


Blinded by the Fizz

Blinded by the Fizz

Thursday September 24th, 6.30pm Livery St.

£20 a ticket

You know we always like challenging everyone’s palates, so to kick off our tastings after a summer break we are going to host one of our blind fizz tastings. 15 different wines, 90 minutes, no labels. Does the reputation match the taste? The bubbles, the bling? Or, is it ... more...


Gardet Dinner at Simpsons

Gardet Dinner at Simpsons

Wednesday 28th October

£150 per person 

As some of you may be aware Gardet, our favourite champagne house, celebrated their 120th Anniversary this year released the mind-numbingly brilliant Anniversary Cuvee (a luckier few may have managed to nab a bottle). To continue their year of celebrations we are honoured to be welcoming... more...


Last of the Summer Wine

Last of the Summer Wine

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 25th September 2015

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

Crickey, is that the time of year already?! Where has the summer gone or been for that matter? No matter we have the perfect solution for the summer blues . . . a walk around tasting! Showcasing a host of wines, this is the... more...


Second Friday of the month means ... more cheese at Dovehouse

Second Friday of the month means ... more cheese at Dovehouse

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 14th August

Nico will be back at Connolly's from around lunchtime to the early evening next Friday.

Cheese for lunch, cheese for later... just eat cheese and drink wine!

A bottle of chilled, tangy, Domaine du Bois-Joly "Harmonie" Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie (£7.96) is just what you need... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: France Vs. Germany

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: France Vs. Germany

 Thursday 6th August, The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £30 per person 

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, so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advance if there are any dietary constraints, they a... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: South Africa Vs. Australia

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: South Africa Vs. Australia

 Thursday 1st October, The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £30 per person

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 probably entirely carnivorous), so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advanc... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Bonfire Night

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Bonfire Night

 Thursday 5th November, The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £30 per person

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, so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advance if there are any dietary constraints, they ... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: The Christmassy One

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: The Christmassy One

Thursday November 26th, The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £30 per person

On the First Thursday of every month (ok not quite this one), we get together the @RedLionUAB on Warstone Lane for an evening of fine foods and even finer wines. The menu is always adventurous, so please inform Dave at The Red Lion in advance if there are any di... more...


Across the Pond...to the USA

Across the Pond...to the USA

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 17th July 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

The fourth-largest wine producing country in the world, after France, Italy and Spain. The USA has been producing wine for well over 300 years with an industry based on the cultivation of the European Vitis vinifera, which was i... more...


Return to Oz

Return to Oz

Thursday 16th July, Livery St, 6.30pm

Tickets- £10 a person

We have recently fallen back in love with Aussie wines. Mark’s careful & strenuous digging around has found some truly great wines, skipping past the obvious international varieties and producers. Mark has also worked out a way for us to deal directly with some ing... more...


Second Friday in July means....cheese at Dovehouse!

Second Friday in July means....cheese at Dovehouse!

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 10th July

Nico will be back at Connolly's from around lunchtime to the early evening this Friday.

Cheese for lunch, cheese for later... just eat cheese and drink wine!

A bottle of crisp, Sileni Marlborough Sauvignon (£10) goes perfectly with a fresh, summer salad with goat's cheese...mmm

No booking required.


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Best of the Best

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Best of the Best

Thursday 2nd July

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 are ... more...


Blinded by Bubbles/Blind Fizz Tasting

Blinded by Bubbles/Blind Fizz Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 19th June 2015

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Tickets: £20.00 per person 

**** SOLD OUT **** 

With all the recent news about Britain falling out of love with Champagne, and possible falling house prices caused by an imminent Prosecco shortage crisis (don't worry, we've got it covered), and the UK's u... more...


Let there be Gin!

Let there be Gin!

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 5th June 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £15.00 per person 

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

The explosion in all things craft is probably most apparent in the UK gin industry with over 250 distillers (and counting) all trying to reflect a slice of their areas history. Join us for an evening where w... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Oui Love Wine

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Oui Love Wine

Thursday 4th June

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 are more... more...


Malbec

Malbec

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 22nd May 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

********** 2 PLACES AVAILABLE *************

Malbec the red grape variety of the moment?! Originally from France . . . Yes France! But nowadays more synonymous with Argentina, where the variety was first introduced and widely pla... more...


Portugal

Portugal

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 8th May 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

Portuguese wines have updated their image and stepped forward as worthy competitors in the international wine market. Their unique selection of grape varieties mixed with some familiar faces give exciting flavours and styles that ... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Truffle Shuffle!

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Truffle Shuffle!

Thursday 7th May.

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 are more... more...


New Wines from Italy

New Wines from Italy

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 24th April 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

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

The flights to and from Italy are booked . . . I have no idea what we shall be tasting on the 24th but they will be Italian and they will be brand new to Connolly's. 

To book call 0121 709 37... more...


New wines from Australia

New wines from Australia

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 10th April 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

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

 In a few short years, Australian wine has gone from being flavour of the month to yesterday's new. Hampered by a disadvantageous exchange rate and one or two less successful vinta... more...


Second Friday of the month means ... cheese at Dovehouse

Second Friday of the month means ... cheese at Dovehouse

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 10th April

Nico will be back at Connolly's from around lunchtime to the early evening next Friday.

Cheese for lunch, cheese for later... just eat cheese and drink wine!

After all the chocolate at Easter, if you were lucky enough to have some, you'll need to get back to a healthy eating regi... more...


New Wines of Spain

New Wines of Spain

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday, 27th March 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

Our Spanish list has had a complete shake-up in recent months with so many new wines arriving that we have lost count. This is a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with some of our favourites.

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

Or buy on line here


Winemaker tasting- Finca Quara - Argentina

Winemaker tasting- Finca Quara - Argentina

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Thursday, 12th March 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

Finca Quara is situated in the heart of the Calchaqui Valley in Salta, Argentina, reputedly the highest vineyards of the world. Quara is one of the leading wine estates in the region and we are absolutely delighted that their... more...


Wines of the Rhone

Wines of the Rhone

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday 27th February 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10.00 per person 

******* Now sold out! ********

The Rhone valley remains one of my favourite areas of France, the villages are full of character and rustic charm and the wines are perfect for countering the misery of a cold, wet February eve... more...


Livery St Mini Wine School

Livery St Mini Wine School

***Please Note Amended Date***

Starting February 19th, 2015, Livery St

 

£35 a head

We will be hosting a 3 week mini-wine school running on Thursdays from February 19th to March 5th. Over the 3 evenings we will take you on a whistle-stop tour of the Wine World covering a myriad of grape varieties and countries, giving you al... more...


(Almost) Burns Night Whisky Tasting

(Almost) Burns Night Whisky Tasting

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday 30th January 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £25.00 per person 

So Japan now hold claim to the No.1 whisky in the world. SHHHHH don't tells the Scots! But as Raymond Chandler said “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” So why not join us for ... more...


Cheese & Wine

Cheese & Wine

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Friday 13th February 2015

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £20.00 per person 

************** Now sold out ! *******************

Sweet dreams are made cheese. Who am I to diss a brie. I cheddar the world and the Feta cheese. Everybody's looking for Stilton. Join us for a night of cheese and wine heaven... more...


Burgundy 2013 En Primeur Tasting

Burgundy 2013 En Primeur Tasting

Livery St, Wednesday 18th February, 6.30pm

******* Now Sold Out******

Following their return we will be hosting a Burgundy En Primeur tasting on Wednesday 18th February at Livery St. This will include the 2013 vintage and gems from the Connolly’s cellars, and other interesting things they may have found on their travels- Ed pe... more...