Edward Sheldon Ltd, Wine Merchants of Shipston-on-Stour, are pleased to be having their first formal Wine & Dine Evening of this year with Château Musar on Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm.   This iconic Lebanese winery was founded by Gaston Hochar in 1930 and what began as a hobby soon became a passion; a passion inspired by an initial encounter with renowned vitculturist Ronald Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon during the Second World War. The family’s love for wine grew and in 1959 the eldest son, Serge, entered the business. Some call him the magician, the man behind this extraordinary wine. His reponse is that he only seeks to translate what nature intended. In 1984, the respected wine magazine ‘Decanter’ name Serge Hochar the first ever “Wine Man of the Year” for his extroadinary achievements, determination and dedication to producing wines during the difficult years of the Lebanese Civil War. Come and decide for yourself and be part of this wonderful and colourful and interesting history.  We will be tasting a full range of Chateau Musar wines from numerous vintages plus Hochar Wines. Tickets are £40.00 per person and will include a 4 course meal. Pre-booking and payment is required.

Edward Sheldon have been trading in Shipston on Stour since 1842.
Richard Badger, who started the business, became a vintner after first selling medicated wine at his pharmacy and in the late 1850s he passed the reins to his nephew, Edward Sheldon.
During the latter part of the 19th century the business flourished, supplying wines throughout the United Kingdom and to many parts of the Empire. Vintage Port, Sherry and Madeira were shipped for Warwickshire’s affluent country houses, officer’s messes here and abroad, and universities.
The company still occupies the original extensive cellars and offices.

Edward Sheldon Limited now supply wines to the public and to hotels and restaurants.
Its shop and offices are based in Shipston on Stour, where they have 12,000 square feet of storage space including our labyrinthine purpose-built cellars which are ideally suited to storing and laying down wine.
The shop stocks their entire range of wines and spirits, and offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to contemplate the vinous world. Well-informed advice is at hand.
They deliver to wholesale customers from Cardiff to London. Customers include prestigious hotels, restaurants, clubs, institutes and institutions.Edward Sheldon Limited
6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV6 4FATelephone 01608 661409
www.edward-sheldon.co.ukwww.chateaumusar.com.lbSource: Edward Sheldon Limited