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Treat yourself, your family or a client to one of our exclusive tutored or walkaround wine tastings. At our Tutored Tastings one of our experts will guide you through a range of wines while educating you on the evening’s topic. From blind tastings to producer focusses, these are unmissable chances to broaden your wine knowledge. At our walkaround tastings, a selection of fascinating wines will be set out for you to explore, with an expert on hand to elucidate on the evening’s theme. Our historic cellars were converted in 1999 to create London's most exclusive fine wine & dining venues, our three cellars: Napoleon, Sussex and Pickering. Located beneath our shop in the heart of central London, prior to their renovation these were the largest working cellars in the capital. The Napoleon Cellar is named after Napoleon III, who plotted his return to France here whilst in exile in England between 1838 and 1848. The Pickering Cellar is hidden beneath Pickering Place, London's smallest public square and once a notorious venue for cockfighting and bear-baiting. Both of these impressive cellars provide the perfect venue for your tutored wine tastings. Sussex cellar is our newest event space with terracotta archways and intimate yet contemporary feel. It is named after the Duke of Sussex, one of the seven royal Dukes who was a regular customer of company’s in the 19th century. Design influences hail from Spanish wine cellars or Bodegas, and use handmade London tiles to create archways and columns that extend through both the mezzanine and the sub-basement level of the cellars.
Felipe Carvallo will lead you through an interactive evening of cocktails, exploring the origins of the word, the development of the culture in different countries and the highs and lows of some key spirits. This history will be accompanied by classic cocktails – such as the Punch, the Sour, the Old Fashioned and the perfect Martini, all of which you will learn how to make over the course of the evening – and, of course, some suitably moreish canapés.
At the end of the evening you will be able to take home your own cocktail-making kit, including: a professional Boston cocktail shaker, a muddler, a Hawthorne cocktail strainer, a twisted mixing spoon, a jigger measure, a bottle of No.3 London Dry Gin and a Berry Bros. & Rudd apron.
NB Spirits for this event will be chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd’s stocks at the time of the event, so most will be available to order afterwards.
1 x Professional Boston Cocktail Shaker 1 x Muddler 1 x Hawthorne Cocktail Strainer 1 x Twisted Mixing Spoon 1 x Jigger Measure 1 x No.3 London Dry Gin 1 x Berry Bros. & Rudd Apron