22/04/14 // Château Musar Vertical Tasting


Carringtons will be hosting a vertical tasting in conjunction Château Musar at the Aladdin restaurant. The event will profile the red, white and rose vintages produced by the Hochar family of Château Musar and pair the wines with Middle Eastern cuisine, with options to accommodate vegetarians on the menu. With a history dating back to just after the First World War, Château Musar has a rich history to compliment their wines.

Gaston Hochar established the vineyard in 1930 after he returned from Bordeaux having completed his winemaking studies. Subsequently his son, Serge, took over the vineyard in 1959, and set about applying many of the modern oenology techniques he learnt in Bordeaux, as his father did though under the tutorage of Jean Riberau and Emile Peynaud.

Musar have cemented their reputation for producing wines that are profoundly unique in their expression of the Lebanese terroir, despite comparisons being drawn between to the wines Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone valley and those produced by the Hochars.

Musar arguably produce blends in the style of these regions, using Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault grapes for his reds, and the indigenous Lebanese varieties Obaideh and Merwah in his whites and roses, though with the later includes a little Cinsault for colour.

1979 proved an important year for Musar, Michael Broadbent declaring Chateau Musar’s ’67 vintage ‘The Find Of The Fair’ at The Bristol Wine Fair. This proved the catalyst that brought Musar to the UK and mainland Europe.

Despite the many obstacles of producing wines in an area that has been plagued by violence and conflict, Musar have continually produced vintages year in year out, missing only ’76 due to the roads being impassable and no electricity being available.

Now run by the 3rd generation of the family, Musar have achieved a cult status internationally, with a dedicated and passionate following. We hope you can join us to explore the truly unique and renowned wines of Château Musar. To RSVP, please email – info@carringtonswines.co.uk

Event Details

Aladdin Restaurant

528 Wilmslow Road
M20 4BA

Date – 22/04/2015
Time – 7pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets £35 per person










17/12/14 // An Evening with Bollinger


One of the most recognisable and prestigious brands available, this event will sample both the vintage grand annee as well as the rose champagnes as well as the cuvee special, whilst discussing the nuances of each bottle and pairing them with delectable seafood canapés. For more info please email – info@carringtonswines.co.uk


16/12/14 // Christmas Day // A Seminar


A structured guide to Christmas Day and the possibilities available. Hosted by Carringtons and Eue De Vie, this event will explore sherries, kirs and gin cocktails though with a twist, adding variations on these traditional aperitifs that highlight the possibilities of exploration.

In addition to this a selection of wines and beers will be paired with the traditional meats eaten on Christmas Day, aiming to compliment their mutual textures and tastes. Further to this digestifs will be covered, focusing not only on whisky and brandy but also a few unexpected and unusual suggestions. For more info please email – info@carringtonswines.co.uk

09/12/14 // An Evening With Brightside Brewery


A small, family run brewery, this event, hosted by the brewer’s daughter will showcase their award winning beers in some detail, discussing the brewery’s history and their take on producing vegan and vegetarian beer. They brew a range of about a dozen cask ales changing on a monthly basis, and sell to bars, pubs and restaurants in and around Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire. For more info please email – info@carringtonswines.co.uk

02/12/14 // An Evening with Muga & Spanish Wines


This event will focus on predominantly on Muga Rioja and will be hosted by the vineyards principal importer. These classic, high fluting wines hail from the middle of Spain in provenance and will be contrasted against Riberas, a variety from slightly further North. In addition to this will be paired with traditional dishes and tapas that compliment the wines, ideal for casual evenings and events during the festive period. For more info email – info@carringtonswines.co.uk