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Bacchus v Cheese: Wedded Bliss or War of the Worlds?

Written by Diana Lyalle Declaration of Interest: I probably picked the grapes from which the featured wine was made! Grape harvesting at Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard is always fun (unless it is cold and/or wet, obviously).  And it gets even better when the wine made with the grapes we harvested is ready for release – […]


Spirits and Cocktail Masterclass – Friday 10th November

It is common knowledge that the Queen is quite partial to a vermouth and the Queen mother enjoyed her gin and vermouth. We just so happen to work with the Royal families trusted wine merchant and have invited them to the Wine Shop to host a masterclass in spirits. Ruairidh who has an extensive knowledge […]


5th Birthday Wine Shop Re Fit

In celebration of our 5th Birthday at The Wine Shop, Winscombe we decided to give the shop a make over, with new windows, flooring, tasting bench and lightening! Work started Sunday morning 8am and finished Thursday 11.30pm… A full on 5 days for our 5th birthday. Thank you to all that helped especially builders Harley […]

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Meet Thatchers Cider Maker – Thursday 2nd November

Introducing Richard Johnson, Thatchers cider maker who is coming to host a masterclass in apples and cider production. Somerset has a long heritage with cider production however do you know one apple variety to another and what flavour characterises each one gives? Do you know why Somerset is so good at the production of apples […]


Bordeaux Masterclass – Thursday 30th November

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Frazer who will be our host to take us through the evening tasting wines from the Bordeaux region of France. Bordeaux is a classic wine region steeped in history and has been a bench mark for quality wine for many years. It is a region famous for its […]

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Christmas Tasting – Friday 8th December

Come and join us for our Christmas tasting! A festive night filled with bubbles, white, reds and always something tasty to finish off with. Come and celebrate this lovely festive time and indulge with a glass or two! Date Friday 8th December Time 7.00 – 9.00 Ticket £15.00 Call 01934 708312 to book

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Christmas Late Night Opening – Tuesday 5th December

Christmas Late Night Shopping in Winscombe is a really fun and festive time. Father Christmas makes his appearance at 6pm, there will be a children’s fancy dress competition who will be following the parade. The main road will be closed so you’ll be safe to walk around enjoying the festivities and a perfect time to […]


Port Tasting – Friday 1st December

We can’t do Christmas without having a Port tasting. Port is a classic drink that is often consumed at around Christmas time however, don’t forget it can be enjoyed all year round! We will be discovering the beauty of Port, its history, the different styles that are made along with the unique Douro valley where […]

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Gin Tasting – Friday 24th November

Enjoy a night of discovering the beauty of gin and its botanicals. We go through eight different gins to understand each different recipe. Once we have gone through the tutored element of the tasting you then get to taste the gins with tonic and different garnishes to enhance the botanicals of the gin. Date Friday […]