We are a proudly independent and contemporary wine merchant in the heart of Shenfield, Essex
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Liquorice is a proudly independent and contemporary wine merchant in the heart of Shenfield, Essex. The store has been completely transformed to enhance your shopping experience, and expanded to include a new and exciting private wine tasting room. We have a relaxed and refreshing approach with well-informed experts to help you make the right choices.
over 300 quality wines to meet all budgets and styles, the vast majority of which are not available in supermarkets or multiple retailers & are produced by small, family owned estates.
an ever growing craft beer selection with a strong focus on some of the rising stars of the London beer scene including; Wild Card Brewery, Beavertown Brewery, Pressure Drop Brewing, Partizan Brewing & The Kernel Brewery.
7 shelving bays dedicated to spirits & liqueurs with favourites including; Jensen’s Gin, Iordanov Vodka, Tesseron Cognac, Plantation Rum, Benromach Whisky & Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur.
2 doubled fridges of the finest Champagne & Sparkling from such producers as Henriot & Charles Heidsieck, from Champagne, Ronco Calino Franciacorta from Italy & from our own shores the outstanding Hush Heath, Ridgeview & Sugrue Pierre.
What was useless storage space is now a fabulous, dedicated tasting room. Suitable for any level of wine knowledge, we encourage you to heckle, ask questions and set your own pace in an informal environment.
We run regular tastings with a set theme for up to 12 people in the tasting room & usually focus on a set region, style or producer. Recent tastings have been; ‘a cruise down the Loire’, ‘English Sparkling Wine’, ‘Summer Rose’ & ‘Mother’s Ruin – Gin’. All of which were sold out. These are normally £15.00pp
Book a privately hosted tasting for your group, from 4 to 12 people. We welcome with a glass of fizz then take you through 6-8 wines based on your choices and serve with a selection of nibbles. Tasting notes are provided and depending on group size, allow at least 90 minutes. Prices start at £15.00pp.
We are lucky to have suppliers & importers with very strong connections to producers all around the world & a few times a year we host tastings away from the store (but still local to us), welcoming a wide range of representatives/guest speakers. Prices start at £15.00.
*Tastings are bookable in store.
Sign up for our loyalty card & for every £20.00 spent you will get a stamp on the card. Once the card is full (10 stamps), receive a reward! Upon signing up you will also be added to our mailing list for offers, limited parcels & tastings.
We have catered numerous parties, events & weddings since opening & can offer good advice on products/quantities needed & discounts off the shelf price for these, as well as; free glass/ice bucket hire, free local delivery & chilling service & sale or return (deposit required).
Testimonials for Jo Eastwood:
Aladdin’s cave of drinks! Excellent selection of wine, with lots of choice of reasonably priced ‘table wine’ as well as bottles for special occasions. The team has helped to introduce me to some wonderful new wines and I appreciate their expert and friendly approach. I’ve also had great evenings in the tasting room. Booked with friends, we’ve enjoyed tasting a selection, with nibbles of olives and cheese and tasting tips from the experts.A perfect night out!
Owner, Words by Jill
Very helpful and knowledgeable staff and also friendly, whats not to like?
Good wine store staff very knowledgeable and they have an excellent selection of wines and spirits. Also run wine tasting evenings