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Join us at one of our popular Napoleon Cellar Dinners for a memorable evening of fine wine, fine cuisine and fine company. Tucked away beneath our shop in the heart of central London, the cellars were once the largest working cellars in the capital. In 1999 they were converted to create London's most exclusive fine dining venue. The impressive vaulted Napoleon Cellar (view virtual tour here) was so named after Napoleon III, who plotted his return to France here whilst in exile in England between 1838 and 1848. Arrive at 6.30pm to a welcoming Champagne aperitif in our historic shop, before descending to the imposing Napoleon Cellar for a sumptuous four-course dinner and a myriad of fabulous wines. Throughout the evening your host and the wine estate’s representative will talk to you about the wines, sharing their knowledge and views, and helping you decide which you like best and why. 4 tickets maximum per customer (subject to availability)
Join the charming and knowledgeable Adam Holden, our specialist in the wines of Southern France, in the atmospheric environs of the Napoleon Cellar as he transports you to the beautiful wine region of the Languedoc via some of its classiest wines. You will be welcomed in our historic shop with a glass of sparkling traditional method Crémant de Limoux, the south’s answer to Champagne, before descending to the cellar for a Southern-French-themed four-course dinner accompanied by a sensational range of whites and reds from the region. Along the way Adam will enlighten you as to the grape varieties, winemakers and styles so that you leave not only with fine gastronomic memories, but with more knowledge than when you arrived. If you are a French wine-lover keen to explore this underrated region in more detail – while enjoying some excellent wine, company and food – tonight is perfect for you. Wines to be tasted: 2013 Domaine de l'Hortus, Grande Cuvée Blanc, Val de Montferrand 2012 Mas Champart Blanc, Pays d'Oc 2012 Château de Cesseras, La Livinière, Minervois 2010 Mas Jullien Rouge, Terrasses du Larzac 2010 Domaine d'Aupilhac, Le Clôs, Coteaux du Languedoc 2009 Domaine de L'Hortus, Grande Cuvée Rouge, Pic St Loup 2009 Domaine Jean-Michel Alquier, La Maison Jaune, Faugères Hosted by Adam Holden, Southern France Specialist N.B. Wines for this event have been chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd historic stocks and may not be available to order following the event.
If you’ve been to South Africa you will no doubt have been captivated by the quality of the country’s wines. If you haven’t, then tonight is a chance to get a glimpse. Join Richard Veal, our New World Wine Specialist, for dinner in the Napoleon Cellar as he takes you on a tour through his favourite regions. You will explore Constantia, Stellenbosch, Swartland and the Western Cape via a range of classic grape varieties and a few unusual blends, including a very special large-format wine from one of South Africa's top producers. Wines to be tasted: Berry Bros. & Rudd Champagne, Grand Cru, Mailly 2013 Savage White, Western Cape 2012 The Sadie Family Eben Sadie Columella, Swartland 2012 Keermont Syrah, Stellenbosch 2012 Fable Mountain Vineyards Night Sky, Tulbagh 2012 Botanica Mary Delany Pinot Noir, Elgin 2011 Mullineux White, Swartland 2008 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance, Constantia Hosted by Richard Veal, Fine Wine Specialist N.B. Wines for this event have been chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd historic stocks and may not be available to order following the event.
Join Simon Field MW for a veritable fiesta of all things Spanish (and, trust us, there is a lot to celebrate when it comes to Spanish wine). Chef Stuart Turner is fascinated by Iberian cooking and his skill in accompanying such diverse wines as, for example, a Gran Reserva Blanco 1994 from Tondonia and an aged Albariño from Pazo de Señoráns, is unmatched. In addition, we shall be comparing two classics from 1981; examining the differing faces of Vega Sicila and we shall (re)acquaint ourselves with the genius of Alvaro Palacios. All in all, a real treat: bueno. Wines to be tasted: 2004 Cava Gramona, Celler Batlle, Gran Reserva, Brut 2011 Gratallops, Alvaro Palacios, Priorat 2011 Bodegas Alión, Ribera del Duero 2010 Las Lamas, Descendientes de J Palacios, Bierzo 2009 Valbuena 5°, Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero 2006 Selección de Añada, Pazo de Señoráns, Rías Baixas 1994 Viña Tondonia Blanco, Gran Reserva, Bodegas R. López de Heredia, Rioja 1981 Viña Tondonia Tinto, Gran Reserva, Bodegas R. López de Heredia, Rioja 1981 Gran Reserva 890, La Rioja Alta , Rioja Hosted by Simon Field MW, Wine Buyer N.B. Wines for this event have been chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd historic stocks and may not be available to order following the event.
Alsace boasts one of the world’s highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants – and you won’t be disappointed with its wines either. Though its (often extremely good) red wines are beginning to appear in export markets, the region is more famously home to some of France’s finest white wines. These come in an array of styles that showcase the wonderful diversity that Muscat, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Riesling offer. Because of its cultural fusion of French and German influences, Alsatian wines offer an accompaniment to all manner of delicious cuisine. So come join the ever-eager-to-eat-and-drink Demetri Walters MW in our atmospheric Napoleon Cellar. Hosted by Demetri Walters MW, Head of Private Wine Events N.B. Wines for this event will be chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd stocks at the time of the event, so most will be available to order afterwards.
Besides laying claim to being France’s largest vineyard area, and home to more large wine estates than anywhere else in the country, Bordeaux also produces a larger share of the world’s most expensive wines than anywhere else. As you would expect, top-drawer Bordeaux represents the absolute apogée of production. Over dinner in our characterful Napoleon Cellar, named after the man allegedly responsible for the 1855 Médoc classification, you and your host, Demetri Walters MW, will taste from all over the region. Our excellent kitchen will produce a menu to complement the wonderful white wines of the Graves, the famous reds of both banks, as well as unctuous Sauternes. This is an evening not to be missed. Hosted by Demetri Walters MW, Head of Private Wine Events N.B. Wines for this event will be chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd stocks at the time of the event, so most will be available to order afterwards.
The Northern Rhône may only contribute five percent of the production of the eponymous valley, but, in terms of vinous reputation, it’s a fairly staggering five percent, with big names such as Condrieu, Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie all vying for attention, while the appellations of St Joseph, Cornas and Crozes-Hermitage are almost as well known. On the subject of big guns, the ordnance could scarcely be more impressive than the names lined up for this outstanding dinner: Chave, Vernay, Gangloff and Sorrel, to name but a few. And as Rhône wines demand a decadent dinner, Chef Stuart Turner will ensure we are in for a treat. Wines to be tasted: 2005 Champagne Bonnaire, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru 2012 Hermitage Blanc, Les Rocoules, Domaine Marc Sorrel 2012 Condrieu, Chaillées de l'Enfer, Domaine Georges Vernay 2011 St Joseph Rouge, Domaine Yves Gangloff 2011 Hermitage Rouge, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 2010 Crozes-Hermitage, Les Grives, Domaine Laurent Combier 2010 Cornas, Domaine du Tunnel 2009 Côte-Rôtie, La Landonne, Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin Hosted by Simon Field MW, Wine Buyer N.B. Wines for this event have been chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd historic stocks and may not be available to order following the event.
The hot sirocco wind, originating in the Sahara desert, blows through the vineyards of southern Italy and its islands. These warm, sun-baked vineyards produce reds of remarkable depth and complexity, while their higher-altitude counterparts yield whites of remarkable delicacy and minerality considering the southerly latitude. Join Chris for his ever-popular Italian dinner as he focuses specifically on these southern vinous beauties. As usual, a stunning Italian-themed menu from Head Chef Stewart and team will provide the perfect complement to these fascinating wines. Hosted by Chris Pollington, Italian Specialist N.B. Wines for this event will be chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd stocks at the time of the event, so most will be available to order afterwards.
If you enjoy drinking fine Burgundy and would like to savour some very special bottles over dinner in our atmospheric Napoleon Cellar, do join us this evening. Your host, lively fine wine specialist Steffan Griffiths, has chosen a great selection of both white and red Burgundies which he will talk you through as you enjoy them alongside a perfectly matched, Burgundian-inspired menu. Wines to be tasted: Crémant de Bourgogne, Brut, Domaine la Croix Montjoie 2012 Chablis, La Fourchaume, 1er Cru, Jean-Claude Bessin 2011 Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Chaumées, 1er Cru, Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard 2010 Volnay, Clos des Chênes, 1er Cru, Maison Roche de Bellene 2009 Pommard, Les Rugiens, 1er Cru, Domaine François Buffet 2002 Vosne-Romanée, En Orveaux, 1er Cru Domaine Sylvain Cathiard 2000 Latricières-Chambertin, Grand Cru, Domaine Remy Berry Bros. & Rudd William Pickering, 20-Year-Old, Tawny Port Hosted by Steffan Griffiths, Fine Wine Specialist N.B. Wines for this event have been chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd historic stocks and may not be available to order following the event.
Enjoy different vintages from Ch. Pape Clément, the illustrious Bordeaux property which is renowned for both its history and also its ground-breaking ideas. We are hugely honoured that Bernard Magrez himself will be in attendance along with his director, Augustin Deschamps. They will guide us through the dinner, tasting each of the different vintages – including Bernard’s favourite vintage (1995) and wine worthy of a rare 100-point score from Parker (2010) – and talking to us about how the wines develop, compare and contrast. This is a an exceedingly special opportunity to meet Bernard Magrez, to share his table and to taste some of the wines which chart the history, tradition and innovation of Ch. Pape Clément. Wines to be tasted: Berry Bros. & Rudd Champagne, Grand Cru, Mailly 2012 Ch. Pape Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2005 Ch. Pape Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2010 Ch. Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan 2007 Ch. Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan 2004 Ch. Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan 1995 Ch. Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan 2007 Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Sauternes Hosted by Rebecca Lamont, Head of Wine School N.B. Wines for this event have been chosen from the producer's cellars and Berry Bros. & Rudd historic stocks and may not be available to order following the event.
Join Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal over dinner tonight in the Napoleon Cellar to explore a range of vintages from the one and only Ch. Angélus in St Emilion. Ch. Angélus is one of the largest and most prestigious St. Emilion estates, holding the coveted status of Premier Grand Cru Classé A along with Ch. Ausone, Ch. Cheval Blanc and Ch. Pavie. Passionately managed for more than four generations, Angélus is owned and run by two cousins, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest (assisted by daughter Stéphanie) and Jean-Bernard Grenié. Its vineyards enjoy a perfectly exposed slope and superb terroir, giving wines which are rich, concentrated and complex. Tonight will be a rare and special occasion. Wines to be tasted: Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Brut Réserve 2011 Ch. Roc de Boisseaux, Grand Cru, St Emilion 2012 Le Carillon d’Angélus, Grand Cru, St Emilion 2009 Ch. d’Angélus, 1er Grand Cru Classé A, St Emilion 2006 Ch. d’Angélus, 1er Grand Cru Classé A, St Emilion 2007 Ch. d’Angélus, 1er Grand Cru Classé A, St Emilion 2010 Ch. Bellevue, Grand Cru, St Emilion Hosted by Anne McHale MW, Wine Education Specialist N.B. Wines for this event have been chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd historic stocks and may not be available to order following the event.