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17/01/2019
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Est. 2019: Happy New Beer!

This year marks the birth of our brand new (as yet unnamed) brewery. With multiple contest winning Head Brewer Alex Redpath at the helm, we are in the process of creating and developing all kinds of delicious new recipes for your drinking pleasure. We are expecting delivery of our enormous 20BBL (3000L!) brewhouse in July. Coupled with a new canning line and some snazzy decor, we’re aiming to open our brewery and taproom in the autumn. While the fruits of our labour aren’t in cans just yet, you CAN try... Read More

11/05/2018

Meet the Team – Conor Derrick, Trainee Assistant Manager

Now it’s time to meet the newest member of our team. Friendly and a fast learner, it’s our Trainee Assistant Manager Conor Derrick. How would you sum up your background in a tweet? I graduated from Northumbria University and worked as a PE teacher prior to travelling around America and Canada where I got to tour the some ‘big name’ breweries and distilleries. I started working for The Pip Stop’s pop up shop in the Metro Centre last October before moving to the Maiden Law branch in the New Year.... Read More

06/04/2018

Meet the Team – David Smith, Assistant Manager

It’s time to meet another member of our team. This week it’s our Assistant Manager, and fountain of obscure knowledge, David Smith. How would you sum up your background in a tweet? I’m a Teesside University Journalism graduate from Peterlee with a work background in e-commerce websites and content creation. I’ve also done my fair share of home brewing and French winery tours on family holidays and in between trips to foreign heavy metal festivals. What’s the best drink advice you’ve ever received? Adding a drop of water to whisky.... Read More

09/03/2018

Meet The Team – Benjamin Cleary, General Manager

It’s time to meet the founder of our quirky venture, and the one who keeps pushing us to be better, Ben Cleary. How would you sum up your background in a tweet? I’m born and bred from within a mile of The Pip Stop. I studied Business Management at University in Leeds and joined the Majestic Wines Graduate Scheme straight after. I left once I was appointed Manager to join the family business, the wine trade! What’s the best drink advice you’ve ever received? This advice surprised me and I... Read More

09/02/2018

Meet the Team – Jennifer Scott, Manager

In the first of our Meet the Team series we’d like to introduce you to our store manager, and the one who keeps us organised, Jennifer Scott. How would you sum up your background in a tweet? I started at The Pip Stop 3 years ago, a few months before the opening of our store in County Durham. This is my first role in the wine industry. I am a bit of a history nerd and I have a History degree from Newcastle University. I love travelling and seeing new... Read More

10/07/2016
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Meet The Winemaker: Painted Wolf Winery

We’ve got an absolutely amazing opportunity this week to meet the winemaker from one of South Africa’s best wineries. Thursday 14th July will see us play host to the head winemaker from Painted Wolf Winery for what could be our best tasting to date. As well as learning about the world of wine in general you will have the opportunity to get an insight into what makes these wines so special. Not only that, but there may even be a gem or two from the winery’s cellar to sample as... Read More

24/04/2016
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Book now for our first Whisky Tasting!

You’ve been asking for months and we’re happy to announce our very first whisky tasting, hoorah! For just £15 you can join us in store on May 19th to expand your horizons or hone your palate. Not only that but we’ll have matched nibbles and a healthy 10% off any purchases on the night. We’re going to be exploring the world of whiskey, from Scotland to the far east, and getting into what turns the humble grain into the aromatic firewater we know and love. Our range of whiskies in store has gone from... Read More

30/01/2016
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Triple Points This February, A Thank You from The Pip Stop

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for us at The Pip Stop which has seen our custom renovation transform Maiden Law’s famous Morgan garage into a modern wine and beer drinkers paradise. We want to thank everyone who made this possible, particularly our beloved Pip Crew. You Pretty Important People have shown us unbelievable support and as a thank you we’re offering triple points on all purchases in store through February, that’s a whole 29 days of bonus points, and we all know what points make. For those of you... Read More

22/11/2015
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Have an award-winning Christmas with The Pip Stop

Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve got some top of the line gifts ready-made for the wine, gin, whiskey and beer lovers in your life. Wine We’ve got a staggering range of award winning wines from across the globe, and a variety of gift sets ready and waiting for you to customise and purchase right here in store. Most recently our MWC Shiraz Mourvedre has just won a silver award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), as has our McPhersons Chapter 3 Shiraz, Nyetimber Classic Cuvee,... Read More

02/08/2015
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Mamma Mia: You’ve been going mad for our Italy tasting!

Our next tasting evening is just around the corner with our regular grape-trotting adventure taking us to Italy on the 20th and 27th of August and a THIRD date announced for September 3rd. Spaces are filling up fast with both August dates already sold out, so if you fancy treating your taste-buds book your tickets for the 3rd September now. Join us for an evening in our quirky, garage-themed, wine wonderland from 6pm to learn a bit more about what makes Italian wine tick. From Prosecco to Pinot Grigio, Chianti to... Read More