Copper Rivet Distillery with Nick Leonard

Kilchoman Tasting Event

The story of Copper Rivet started officially in 2015 when Bob Russell, owner & visionary, spied quite by chance as he was heading elsewhere Pumphouse No. 5 at Chatham Dockyard (this is the bit where I say ‘…and the rest is history’). The Dockyard itself, which out of interest was the launch site for Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, had been closed by the Royal Navy in 1984, although many ventures established themselves at the vast site over the next few years. One of which, eventually, was Copper Rivet Distillery. The history of Pumphouse no.5 really is a most interesting and engaging story and one that will certainly have you captivated once Nick starts explaining it, but the future looks set to be quite a story in itself with the production from its current inhabitants.

With a Gin; Dockyard, a Vodka; Vela, and Son Of A Gun; an English Grain Spirit, this evening will prove to be a voyage of discovery, whilst opening your eyes to what can be achieved when you and your family follow their dreams!

Along with the above Nick will also be bringing along a Damson Gin, that even though it is currently in production it is not actually in the market place yet, so a bit of an exclusive for you (if you decide to join us, and why wouldn’t you?) The evening starts at 7pm and will last a couple of hours. However, with the amount of information (and tasting) that needs to be passed on this may only be approximate. With tickets priced at £20, this promises to be a most delightful way to spend a Friday evening.

Please call/email Damian at our Goring shop to secure your ticket.


An Evening of New Zealand

Chichester tasting

We are delighted to welcome Angela Lewis through our doors to taste through the exciting wines of New Zealand. Angela has had an impressive 30 years plus experience working with some of the most impressive brands New Zealand has to offer. The selection of wines will include those from the well renowned (and new staff favourites) Vidal and Esk Valley estates with their elegant Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs and big bold Syrahs to name a few! There’s such a diverse range of wines, it really will be a fascinating evening indeed.

Please call our Chichester shop on 01243 784374 for tickets. Please let us know upon booking if you have any dietary requirements.

An Evening with Nyetimber

Chichester tasting

Over the past 30 years Nyetimber has continued to elevate its status as one of the leading English sparkling wine producers, receiving international acclaim and industry awards that are enough to rival many in Champagne. Their pioneering single vineyard ‘Tillington’, the recent launch of the ambitious ‘1086’ through to Head Winemaker Cherie Spriggs being awarded the accolade of ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge 2018 are all testament to this.

On the night we will be pouring the following:
– Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage from Magnum
– Rose NV
– Blanc de Blancs 2010
– Tillington 2013
– Demi Sec NV

Please call our team in Chichester to book tickets on 01243 784374.

Please let us know upon booking if you have any dietary requirements.


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The Grapevine 46

The Grapevine 46

Is there a more joyous time to the year? Light evenings, a bit of sunshine and the prospect of a few Bank Holidays to look forward to! Did you know that we have a national celebration for our wine industry too? Make sure you’re well stocked for English Wine Week at the end of May into June and don’t forget we’ve got lots of different English wines available in our shops and on our website. We’ve also included the odd parcel or two of ‘once they’re gone they’re gone’ wines like the Sablet and Boroli Barolo. There are some other brilliant wines in here as well as details of three upcoming tutored tastings so if you’re keen to experience the stories behind wine, why not book a ticket or two? Cheers!

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