2016

Cheesemas at Dovehouse

Cheesemas at Dovehouse

Wednesday 21st December, 2016

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

11:00 – 18:30 approx.

HAPPY CHEESEMAS!

No booking required

The last visit of 2016 from Nico of Curds and Whey to Dovehouse and just in the nick of time for Christmas! Ask Nico the expert on all things "cheese" whether, or not, you should leave out some cheese (as well... more...


Do reindeer eat cheese at Christmas?

Do reindeer eat cheese at Christmas?

Friday 9th December, 2016

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

13:00 – 18:30 approx.

Cheese... Cheese...Cheese!

No booking required

Did you ever wonder if reindeer ate cheese at Christmas?

If you need to find out the answer to this (and many other) deep and meaningful questions, then this is your lucky day!

The first of the Decembe... more...


Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

Friday 18th November, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £10.00 per person

**** SOLD OUT! ****

You asked and so here it is 'Wish you were beer 2'. Join us for another evening where we shall be showcasing a variety of beers from our extended and expanding beer range.

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

Or buy on line  here

 


November means Nico's new

November means Nico's new

Friday 11th November, 2016

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

13:00 – 18:30 approx.

No booking required

Time for the November Dovehouse round of artisan cheeses brought to you by Nico of Curds and Whey. 

Another chance to stock up on your favourite cheesy delights!

Comté, Black Truffle, Gorgonzola, Stichelton etc, and, of course, ... more...


Save the Date: Winter Wine Tasting

Save the Date: Winter Wine Tasting

 We can confirm the date and venue for this year's Winter Wine Tasting- we will be back at The Library of Birmingham on Thursday 10th November 5:30-8:30pm

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

Over 120 different wines, champagnes,& spirits will be available for your enjoyment. Keep an eye on our blog for updates and the tasting list as we ge... more...


(Not Quite) The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion UAB: Thanksgiving Vs Christmas

(Not Quite) The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion UAB: Thanksgiving Vs Christmas

Thursday 24th November, The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £35 per person

For the second wine night in November, we return to Thanksgiving vs Christmas, with iconic dishes from both holiday dinners (Dave has assured me there will be no candied yams this time though).

The menu is always adventurous, so please inform Dave at The Red Li... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Last of the Christmas Wine

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Last of the Christmas Wine

Thursday 5th January, 2017 at The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £35 per person

Come January, many people decide to "get on the wagon", we don't. Join us as we sample some of the favourites from 2016 and fortify ourselves to face the dark winter months ahead.

On the first Thursday of every month, we get together the @RedLionUAB on Wa... more...


Wine Tasting: The Unusual Suspects

Wine Tasting: The Unusual Suspects

Friday 21st October, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

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

Variety is the spice of life and one good reason for going to a wine tasting is to try something new and maybe just that little bit different but equally exciting. This is exactly the ethos behind the ‘Unusual Suspects’ a tasting where we shall be looking at... more...


Wines of Chile

Wines of Chile

Friday 7th October, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

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

In recent years, Chile's wine story has taken somewhat of a back seat. Due, in part, to the over-bearing shadow cast by Argentina and the wines made from Malbec. Also, some of Chile's producers have given up more of their vineyards to produce mass, bulk w... more...


Italy

Italy

Friday 23rd September, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

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

Tickets: £12.50 per person

Let us make you an offer you cannot refuse… An Italian wine tasting featuring some of our favourite wines from the land of vines. Italy remains at the forefront of wine production and whilst other countries focus production ... more...


Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Friday 9th September, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £15.00 per person

************** CANCELLED *************

If you consider Bordeaux to be the world’s leading wine region, then Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape variety responsible for its fame and reputation. The varietal has long been planted all over the wine growin... more...


Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Friday 19th August, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £17.50 per person

****** LAST FEW PLACES ******

Considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world.Though it’s the red grape variety that no one can quite agree what its true expression is meant to be. To coincide with National Pinot Noir day what better way ... more...


Adam's Amazing Gin Circus

Adam's Amazing Gin Circus

Thursday 28th July, Livery St, 6.30-8.30pm

Following the success of the Gin tasting at Dovehouse, Adam and his amazing gin circus will be appearing at Livery St on Thursday 28th July. Expect an evening filled with juniper, quinine and quite possibly Yorkshire Tea.

Tickets are £25 and available here or on 0121-236-3837


FIZZ

FIZZ

Friday 15th July, 2016

7-9pm 

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £20 per person

***SOLD OUT***

Everyone professes to what is their favourite form of fizz whether it be Prosecco, Cava, English Sparkling or Champagne, and where or when they drink it. Last year saw marketers using scaremongering tactics to convince the world that prose... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Euros- Campeones! Campeones!

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Euros- Campeones! Campeones!

 Thursday 14th July, The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £35 per person

On the First a 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 Wonderful World of Bubbles

The Wonderful World of Bubbles

Thursday 30th June, Livery St, 6.30-8.30pm

As a plethora of videos on the internet will testify, everyone (and especially dogs) love bubbles and so do we. On Thursday 30th June come on down to Livery St to taste your way through the international wine of celebration and learn your Charmats from Ancestrals.

Tickets are £18 and available here or on 0121-236-3837


Wish you were Beer

Wish you were Beer

Friday 17th June, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £10.00 per person

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

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy?! Over the past year you may have noticed the beer range has somewhat increased, as has the interest in craft beers, so we thought it was about time we showed off some of ... more...


A Rose' by any other name . . .

A Rose' by any other name . . .

Friday 10th June, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £10.00 per person

Rosé wines are made from a variety of different grapes from all around the world and in varying styles from still to semi-sparkling to sparkling, from bone dry to varying levels of sweetness. There is nobody who doesn’t enjoy a glass of something pink?!... more...


Gin O'Clock

Gin O'Clock

Friday 3rd June, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £25.00 per person

***SOLD OUT!***

It’s entirely plausible that this tasting is about and will feature gin! As of 2015 there were over 650 different gins produced in the UK alone, all flaunting a magic ingredient or steeped in geographical provenance. Such is the interest... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Euros- The Outsiders

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Euros- The Outsiders

 Thursday 2rd June, The Red Lion Warstone Lane, £35 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 are ... more...


Veggie Vinos

Veggie Vinos

Thursday 26th May, 2016

6.30pm

Livery St, JQ

£12.50 per person

Of the many great mysteries in this world the art of turning grapes into lovely, lovely wine is up there with the composition of a Gregg’s sausage roll, join us to find why some wines are not suitable for veggies and vegans, and to taste some stunning wines that ... more...


Sancerre and Marlborough with Alban from Domaine Henri Bourgeois

Sancerre and Marlborough with Alban from Domaine Henri Bourgeois

Thursday 19th May, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

**** Sold Out! ****

Tickets: £25.00 per person

Alban from Domaine Henri Bourgeois has decided to drop in on Thursday, May 19th and we wanted to ensure he was put to work, so we have decided to host, at slightly late notice, a Bourgeois tasting, finishing with our ever popular a... more...


Austria v Germany

Austria v Germany

Friday 6th May, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £12.50 per person

****** Sold Out! ******

The wines of Austria and Germany are found on every good wine list and are appreciated by wine experts and highly acclaimed by journalists and those who have fallen under their spell. In previous decades, the wines of Austria have... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Italy

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Italy

  Thursday 5th May, 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 are ... more...


Marvellous Malbec at Livery St

Marvellous Malbec at Livery St

Marvellous Malbec

Thursday 28th April

Livery St, JQ

6.30pm

Tickets £12.50 per person

International Malbec Day falls on Sunday 17th April this year, so a little belatedly (and ensuring a less horrible Monday) we will take you on a whistle-stop tour of a variety that is more varied than you first imagine.

 Tickets are avai... more...


Sauvignon Blanc Wine Tasting

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Tasting

Friday 22nd April, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £12.50 per person

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

Grown all around the world, most famously in the Loire Valley regions of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé and Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc produces dry and sweet styles of wine to suite all tastes and regularly featu... more...


Malbec at Dovehouse

Malbec at Dovehouse

Friday 15th April, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £12.50 per person

*** SOLD OUT ***

Synonymous with Argentina, where the variety was first introduced and widely planted in the early 20th century, but originally from France, Malbec has even made it as far afield as Australia.

Join us for an evening where we shall be ... more...


The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Big Game Bambi

The Thirst Thursday @The Red Lion: Big Game Bambi

 Thursday 7th April, 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 are... more...


New 'Straya...

New 'Straya...

Thursday 24th March, 2016

Livery Street, JQ

6.30pm

Tickets: £12.50 per person

Over the past 12 months, Mark has extensively redone our Australian selection with numerous new producers and more interesting varieties, 2016 started with another shipment of brand spanking new Aussie vinos from small independent producers. Join us to see beyond the shiraz….

Buy on line  here


Cheese & Wine Tasting

Cheese & Wine Tasting

Friday 11th March 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £25 per person

***SOLD OUT***

Join us for a night of cheese and wine heaven, with our resident and legendary affineur, Nico Pivard, who pops up once a month to bring his extraordinary array of cheeses to Dovehouse Parade. After the success of last year’s tasting, we hav... more...


Organic & Bio-dynamic Wines

Organic & Bio-dynamic Wines

Friday 26th February 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £12.50 per person

So now that everyone is off the wagon again for another year- well done and welcome back- we thought we would start our wine tasting season with a faux healthier/detox tasting of sorts by looking at some of our favourite organic and biodynamic wines.... more...


Cake & Ale 2

Cake & Ale 2

Thursday 25th February, 2016

6.30pm

Livery Street, JQ

Tickets: £12.50 per person

Following the success of this last June, and because we have nowhere near exhausted the many different types beer and cake. Ed has (again) been selflessly carrying out extensive research into various cakes and ales and will present his findings ... more...


Take a walk on the wild side

Take a walk on the wild side

Monday 15th February, 2016

Livery St., JQ

5.30pm

Tickets: £10 per person

Think white wines made in a red wine fashion- white wine acidity with the tannic grip of red wine. Orange wines are a style of wine made from white varietal grapes that spend time macerating in contact with the grape skins, thus the wine picks up the gr... more...


Love Cheese, Love Nico!

Love Cheese, Love Nico!

Friday, 12th February, 2016

1-7pm

Dovehouse Parade, Solihull

Are you in love with your cheese? Do you feel the need for some special truffle cheese for Valentine's day? Make your loved-one's weekend that extra bit memorable!

Nico will be here to help stimulate your "cheese buds" this coming Friday afternoon


Burns Night Whisky Tasting

Burns Night Whisky Tasting

Friday 22nd January, 2016

7-9pm

Dovehouse Parade

Tickets: £25 per person

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

What better way to spend Burns Night then with our very own whisky expert Mark, who we will be letting out of the shed, quite literally, to showcase a fantastic array of whiskies. So whether you’re a matured whisky connoisseur or j... more...