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New Chislehurst haven for exquisite tastes
If you follow the Benjamin Franklin dictum that wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy, then Chislehurst’s newest business is worth heading for.
Chislehurst Wines, opposite the refurbished Bickley pub at 57 Chislehurst Road is a homage to the good life, with over 600 quality wines from across the world. As you enter the sleek new interior the centre piece is the stylish Italian WineEmotion tasting system, which keeps wines fresh, at the right temperature and takes the uncertainty out of choosing quality wines. Using your own personal card you can sample a range of wines using this try before you buy system which is unique to the area*
Another gem at Chislehurst Wines is an amazing range of over 150 beers from around the world including in your face punk beer, fruity brews produced by Belgian monks, unusual and local English ales and a collector’s item; a range of American beers with labels by cartoonist Ralph Steadman.
There is more. A growing collection of whiskies, not just the best single malts with many in beautiful boxes, but curiosities like English whiskey. To top it off connoisseurs will see a handsome Humidor full of the best cigars.
Another important feature to this friendly shop are the expert staff who are your personal advisors on taste and what goes with what. Manager Alya is an expert taster and has been a wine tasting judge. (She also loves the tango and the new dark floor is ideal for stepping out). Will is so passionate about wines he is qualified in how to grow the vines, having lived in France for several years.
This know how is important because customer involvement is essential at Chislehurst Wines. Work is already underway on a comprehensive website which will become a community resource of tasting notes, food advice and customer ratings available instore and on line, which will eventually lead to a click and collect service for a single bottle, to drinks for a major occasion.
*It could not be easier to join the Chislehurst Wine experience. Call in, register, receive a tasting card and join the party.
www.chislehurstwines.co.uk 020 8467 3528