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VINOLOGY in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon tends to be somewhat overwhelmed in Summer with all the tourists visiting Shakespeare’s home town on the banks of the River Avon. But behind the touristy facade there are many gems – one of which is a relatively new independent Warwickshire wine merchant in Henley Street – Vinology.

At first look this place looks to be a bit more of a boutique than a traditional wine shop – but the stylish display reveals some very interesting wines and a great selection of whiskies!

logoThe idea behind Vinology as an independent Wine & Spirit Merchant was conceived by Matt Cowan and Mark Archer, two individuals with considerable experience and knowledge of the wine and spirit world who both share a love for great wine and quality spirits.  The aim of Vinology is to share its knowledge and passion to create an independent drinks company that offers an innovative collection of some of the finest wines, whiskies and other spirits available on the current market.

Vinology is far more than just an exceptional drinks shop, it aims to develop the palate and knowledge of its customers through tutored tastings of fine wine and whiskies, often presented by the leading lights of the wine and whisky world.

Vinology continually sources wines from small independent family-run producers who offer high quality, interesting wines that provide a far more exciting wine experience compared to the bland, mass-produced brands ubiquitous to so many retailers’ shelves.
The Whiskies selected are sourced from forward-thinking distilleries and independent bottlers that provide a range of interesting expressions that will both seduce the connoisseur and tempt the willing enthusiast novice.

No online ordering is a disappointment. although you can download a wine list – yet there are Twitter feeds available.
Regular tastings of both wine and whiskies are offered, although they tend to be in the context of a good meal in a local restaurant, so it can be a pricey evening before you purchase anything. Certainly worth a little detour.Tastings offered

Vinology Ltd. Wine & Spirit Merchants, 49 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW t: 01789 264586

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