17 Apr 2014

Berry Bros. & Rudd - Wine Club Launch

The Napoleon Membership Package
Photograph courtesy of Berry Bros. & Rudd
 We attend the launch of a very special wine evening.........

What a treat I had recently, I was very kindly invited to the launch of the Berry Bros & Rudd new wine club.

Berry Bros. & Rudd is one of those really old and beautiful shops in London that I have wanted to visit for a long time but never quite got round to.  It was thrilling to finally have a good snoop around this prestigious store.

The outside of the store - a stones throw from St James's Palace
The shop has a fascinating history –  the shop opened in 1698 by a lady called Widow Bourne and has been at the same location, 3 St. James’s Street, London for over 300 years! What’s even more amazing is that it continues to be owned by the Berry and Rudd families all these years later.

With Champagne in hand, we were shortly taken into the belly of the building where you get to see the great reserves of wine including those dating back to 1840 (covered in a fine sprinkling of dust as you might expect). It was also the place where Napoleon III – a friend of George Berry – during the Chartist riots of 1838 went into exile (well chosen don’t you think?)

Part of the wine reserves
It’s with this rich history that they’ve launched four wine packages themed around its history including the Napoleon membership. In this particular case, you’ll receive wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy as well as other classics from around the world.

With the guiding hand of Berry Bros. & Rudd - you’ll never be stuck for a good bottle of wine again if you take out one of the membership options. With prices from £120 per case for the ‘Bourne Membership', every other month you will receive a 12 bottle case –  which equates to £10 per bottle, for well selected wines by this country’s oldest wine merchant.

For more information about the wine club visit http://www.bbr.com/wine-club
To learn more fascinating facts about the shops history visit http://www.bbr.com/about/history

Disclaimer: Kitchen Delights was invited to the event courtesy of Berry Bros. & Rudd

Thank you for a very informative evening.