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Wine Tastings, Weddings, The Chocolate Block, & New Neighbours

 

 
Hi all,
This is just a brief update following a fabulous week at Fullaloves!

Wine Tasting

Thursday 22nd was the evening of our very first and anticipated wine tasting evening, accompanied by a stunning array of Antipasti; the relatively unknown grape varieties from the South of Italy proved exceptional and we are currently putting together the orders from the evening. A huge thank you to Andy Taylor of Liberty Wines once again for hosting the event, I do believe we all learned a little something under the splendid atmosphere in the Glass house, and thank you to all the guests who came along and made the evening fantastic.
This was us "dipping our feet in the water" and I can happily say that we will certainly be doing so again in the near future so keep a look out for new dates to be announced very soon.

Our First "Stydd Country Wedding"

Congratulations to Laura and Tim who, on Friday 23rd tied the knot and entrusted Stydd Gardens, The Glass House Cafe and us; Fullaloves Wines to provide a country style wedding reception. The Bride looked stunning whilst the Groom and best men looked the part in Jeans and tweed. From our side of the bar, it looked as though everybody had a great time and we thank all involved for having the faith to have pulled off such an occasion and make it a success, all of us wish you the very best in your life together! Please follow link for more information about "Stydd Country Weddings"

The Chocolate Block

 
 
We have just taken delivery of the last of the allocation of this years vintage of The Chocolate Block, a blended red wine from South Africa. Its limited barrelage over the past few years has lead to creating quite a following with people clambering to get hold of this superb wine before it runs out for another year. We have only 10 dozen (as of the time of publishing) remaining and I expect to see these to disperse very quickly; so heads up and get in quick!
More details about the wine can be found here £19.95

New Neighbours

After weeks of anticipation, Maison De Lamond, purveyors of fine refurbished antiques, bespoke painted and distressed furniture and other vintage curiosities, opened their doors to the public last Saturday, and what a fabulous addition to Stydd Gardens, contributing to the unique and sublime feel to the whole scene.

Finishing touches are being applied to The Bee Garden, our upcoming neighbor. Maureen Little is chomping at the bit to open and offer all things Bee inspired; Honey's, Beeswax Candles, Textiles, Ceramics and more. Maureen is a budding horticulturalist and author of The Bee Garden, and will follow up this with further books whilst in residence at Stydd Gardens

Weekend Break

Myself and Andrea are tearing ourselves away from the shop for just a few days this weekend; we are letting our hair down (so to speak in my case!) at the Bingley festival. This does mean that on Friday we will be closing our doors early i'm afraid, so we can head over an pitch our tent in the sunlight. We will be closing our doors at 5pm Friday. Over the rest of the weekend, Peter will be taking the reigns and operating normal hours until our return on Monday.
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Wine Tasting, Summer Cases, Gift Vouchers & Giveaways

Wines of Southern Italy; a taster

 
So we have now been here for a whole month, and what a month! We have been blessed by such a beautiful summertime season (until today of course!) which has given us a great start, we thank all of you who have been to Stydd Gardens to visit us, experience the surroundings and enjoy our fabulous wines! 
 
We have finally responded to so many requests for events and now are pleased to unveil our inaugural wine tasting event. In keeping with our continental-esque surroundings, Andy Taylor (Liberty Wines) will be taking us on a tour of the South of Italy, tasting wines that may or may not be familiar to us, and the culture that influence such an underestimated region and wine-making .
 
Andy has been a key jigsaw piece to the foundation of our humble wine "cabin" (Chalet, Shack, Shed... for want of a better descriptor...suggestions welcome!), his knowledge and assistance in putting an initial range together for both us and in turn the Glass House Café has been invaluable for a great start to our journey.
 
Taking place in the Glass House Café, next door to Fullaloves Wines, tickets for the event are £25 per person, this includes tasting 8 wines and a selection of antipasto to accompany them.
 
(edit. we are limited to 30 spaces; since this went out, 16 tickets have already been reserved, therefore please book quickly to avoid disappointment!) If you would like to reserve a place, please call or email us
 
Summer Case
 
To accompany such fabulous weather of which we are not totally accustomed to, we have put together 6 wines we believe go hand in hand with the sun and warmth, many of which you may also not be accustomed to, but should certainly make the most of.
 
 
As an incentive for you to come and try this case we are offering a mixed case of 6 wines (one of each) at £65 or 12 wines (2 of each) at £125. Numbers, like the British summer, are limited, so make the most of them at this price, whilst its warm enough to enjoy them!
 
Gift Vouchers
 
We have just eased your burden for choosing presents, wine has easily got to be the most appreciated gift to receive (or is that just me!!). However choosing wine for tastes other than your own can be a little tricky. Introducing Fullaloves Wines Gift vouchers, so you can be sure your gift is enjoyed! The vouchers are available in the Wine Bar at Stydd Gardens, or online here
 
Free Prosecco
 
Lastly, in a shameless attempt to increase our Social network, we are giving away a free bottle of Prosecco once we reach 500 likes on Facebook. Love it or hate it, social media is part of our culture so here we are embracing it!
 
To be in with a chance of winning, you must "share" our posts, the more "shares" we receive, the more "likes" we are likely given, hence the quicker we reach our goal and somebody wins the prize! 
 
You will find our page here, upon which we post all our goings on, events, updates etc.
 
Enjoy the rest of the holidays and hope to see you here soon!
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