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Wine business is enjoying taste of success following move into new AMP building in Arnold


A wine shop in Arnold is enjoying the taste of success after making a move into the town’s new AMP building.

Taste First opened its doors to customers just over two months ago after becoming one of the first businesses to move into the new multi-million pound premises in the town centre.

James Carson, who owns the business, said people in the town had been really supportive of the new venture.

“It’s always a risk opening up a new shop at any time let alone in the current economic climate but people have really embraced what we do,”he said.

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PICTURED: Taste First at the new AMP building in Arnold

“Customers have treated themselves and others to tasting experiences in both wine and rum.”

“People are loving the fact that Taste First can cater for smaller numbers which has really made a difference as a lot of their bookings have been for two people.”

PICTURED: A customer enjoys a wine tasting event

James revealed that larger parties are still interested in the experience and he had a number of bookings in February and April.

The AMP-based business regularly changes the wine list to keep things interesting so customers are advised to check their social media accounts for news of new additions.

The wine tasting shop is also now working with their business neighbours in the AMP and now offer deli boards from ‘Cleos Deli’ to accompany the wine tastings.

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Deli Board provided by ‘Cleos Deli’

James and the team are currently planning for the year ahead with lots of exciting events in the pipeline. A Burn’s Night Whisky Tasting event is planned for January 25 with tickets available online at and in store.

James said he hopes the business will become something really special for the people of Arnold.

He said: “I cannot thank everyone enough for walking through our doors and treating themselves to either a nice wine or a tasting voucher. As we are a genuine small local business, this really means a lot.

“If you haven’t tried us already then please come in and say ‘hi'”

Taste First can be found at Unit 7, The AMP, Arnold Market Place, NG5 6ND and contacted online on or on facebook on

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