The flagship Glengarry store in Wellington is located in Thorndon at 53 Hutt Rd. It contains a great space for wine tastings, purpose-built to host large events for up to 60 people. The beer fridge boasts an extensive selection of craft beers. As you enter, you’ll find a range of Growler taps, so bring your own growler on in, or just purchase one instore, and you'll be all set to enjoy fresh craft beer on tap. There is, too, a decent-sized fine wine cellar stocked it with the largest range of premium fine wines from around the world that Wellington has ever seen. And as for the shelf space, it's massive, with ample room to accommodate our full range of premium wines and spirits. The friendly and knowledgeable team is headed up by Phil and Meredith, and they'll happily attend to all your vinous needs.
TASTING & EVENTS
CHAMPAGNE KRUG | WELLINGTON
Krug is the Rolls Royce of Champagne. Every wine they make is a Prestige Cuvée, and they're priced to match, drunk by connoisseurs, celebrities and royalty for almost 200 years. We will look at their two most important wines. Starting with an in-depth look at their majestic multi vintage Grand Cuvée. We will be tasting three different KRUG IDs from the 163rd Edition to see how this develops. Each of these is the same base, a blend of 183 wines from 1990 to 2007, but disgorged by Krug at very different times. We will then look at a vertical of the iconic Krug Vintage, which includes the legendary 2002, the very hot year of 2003, and the never before seen 2004. A fabulous evening with the worlds greatest Champagne House.
Glengarry Thorndon is delighted to present an evening with Bart from Malts of Distinction. Bart will bring along some of his famed whisky portfolio for us to try. Starting with four different whisky's hailing from Isle of Arran, Islay and the Highlands, there is definitely going to be differing opinions regarding the best of the night. To end the evening, we'll challenge you with a blind whisky tasting. On the night you will taste Arran 10 YO, Arran the Lairds Quaich Sherry Cask 11YO, Stronachie 10YO, Cask Islay 46% and finally.... shhhhh.... its a secret, come taste and guess what it is on the night!
This is a an opportunity to bend your own rum! This will be a fun night and a team event, tables of five will be set up and together you will blend your own Rum choosing a signature note from Black Barrel or XO as a base.
You will be guided through this process by Miguel Smith Mount Gay International Brand Ambassador. Miguel was born and bred in Barbados and has a personal passion for this award winning rum. To get you in the mood we will start the evening with a rum cocktail. We look forward to seeing you for what will be an intriguing and interesting tasting.
Described by Wine Spectator as 'a superstar of the Northern Rhone', Yves Cuilleron is one of the foremost winemakers in the region. His Syrah's and Viognier's are absolutely outstanding, he's also a huge rugby fan. Yves took over the family Domaine in 1987, quickly forging an enviable reputation. His wines neatly straddle the divide between traditionalists and the new-wave, retaining their sense of place, but express their site in a slightly more modern way. As is typical with Yves, we will be trying a large range of wines, predominantly from the incredible 2015 vintage. Marcel Guigal himself described it as "surely the vintage of a lifetime. In 55 years, I’ve never seen anything like it. On the level of 1929, 1947, 1961". He will also be bringing some of his older wines to show how they age. It's not often we get winemakers of this calibre to New Zealand, so don't miss out!
Champagne season is fast approaching, (Isn't that every season?) and we have just landed a new container from our fabulous small family owned producers. Grower Champagne is where the farmers who grow the grapes, actually makes the wine themselves. Unlike the big houses, each has a very different style, and these wines are full of character. All these Houses are also from Grand Cru Villages, the highest possible level in Champagne. Combined with the fact these are made in tiny quantities, these are highly sort after by wine lovers and sommeliers around the world. We will be starting with two vintage Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs from the great Chardonnay villages of the Cotes des Blancs. Lilbert-Fils Cramant 2011 and Andre Jacquart Les Mesnil-sur-Oger 2008. Then we move to the Pinot Noir village of Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims for two Grand Cru wines from the master Paul Bara. Grand Rosé de Bouzy, and his Comtesse Marie de France Blanc de Noirs 2005. For our second flight we take have four stunning new Champagnes from the legendary Henri Giraud, in the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. Dame Jane Rosé NV, Coteaux Champenois Blanc de Blancs, Code Noir Blanc de Noirs, and the new MV10 release of his famous Fut de Chene.
CLARE - Clare is new to the wine game, and is continuing to taste and learn. She loves a good Pinot Gris, but would never say no to a cold pilsner on a summers afternoon. Find her at Hutt Road and she'll be sure to help you out
PHILIP - Glengarry Legend. Wine Expert. Funny Man.
SOPHIE - Prior to joining the Glengarry team, Sophie was studying winekmaking in Marlborough. She loves Riesling and Champagne.
MEREDITH - is our resident Fine Wine consultant in Wellington. Meredith loves great wine, is passionate about food (a common theme in our team)!.
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