Berry Bros. & Rudd
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Join Berry Bros. & Rudd and Barbara Drew for an evening of chocolate and wine pairing in the Sussex Cellar of the Berry Bros. & Rudd store in the heart of London
The cacao bean naturally contains almost 300 different flavors and 400 separate aromas
An evening filled with spectacular flavours, matching stunning chocolate creations by the gifted Barbara Drew with the historic spirit stock of the Berry Bros. & Rudd cellar. Inspired by her previous career as an aromatherapist Barbara's spectacular creations will satiate your chocolate craving and allow you to experience the rich and diverse flavours that can be created with this magical bean. Barbara’s success and loyal following stands as proof for the unique and extraordinary talent this chocolatier holds. For this night her chocolate will stand at the centre of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s newest venue, the Sussex Cellar.
In collaboration with the Head of Events & Education Richard Veal and Head Chef Stewart Turner, Barbara will create an innovative four-course dinner menu based around the cocoa bean. Stuart and Barbara’s focus will be on presenting the multifarious and exceptional flavours of cocoa, Richard will select delicious and matching wines – beginning accordingly with a tempting Champagne. Following the meal your will have the privilege to enjoy a tutored chocolate tasting hosted by Barbara. This special evening will be a unique opportunity to indulge a shared love of chocolate, spirits and wine.
Wines to be tasted: Champagne R&L Legras, Rosé 2011 St Joseph Blanc, Le Lombard, Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Rhône 2008 Nuits-St Georges, Clos des Argillières, 1er Cru, Patrice et Michèle Rion, Burgundy 2002 Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac , Bordeaux Champagne Pol Roger, Rich Demi Sec 2006 Rivesaltes Rouge, La Carbasse Vin Doux Naturel, Domaine Sarda-Malet, Languedoc-Roussillon Pedro Ximénez, San Emilio, Solera Familiar, Bodegas Emilio Lustau, Spain 1983 Fonseca Vintage Port 1998 The Glenrothes, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky (43%) Berrys' Own Selection Haiti Rum, 9-year-old (46%)
NB Wines for this event have been chosen from Berry Bros. & Rudd’s historic stocks and may not be available to order following the event.
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Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant having first opened its doors in 1698.
Being a supplier to the Royal family since the reign of George III the company has held two Royal warrants from the reign of Edward VII. Still in its original shop at No. 3 St James’s Street London, the shop has altered little since those times providing an atmospheric experience for customers and curious visitors alike.
With over three centuries of accumulated knowledge, the close relationships developed with the world’s finest spirit and wine producers and seven Masters of Wine working for the company, Berry Bros. & Rudd provides the ultimate fine wine and spirits experience.
Whilst embracing its heritage Berry Bros. & Rudd is constantly looking to innovate; being the first wine merchant to create a website in 1994, and temperature controlled wine cellars in the 1960s. Today’s modern state of the art warehouses contain more than 8.5 million bottles of wine.
With the establishment of the warehouses in Hampshire and in the continuing spirit of innovation Berry Bros. & Rudd has made use of the original cellars underneath No.3 St James’s Street. Recently refurbished to a high standard, Berry Bros. & Rudd now runs friendly, fun and informative courses in these historic spaces. Leveraging off all the acquired expertise of the Masters of Wine and numerous other connoisseurs there is no better place to learn about wine and spirits than in the extraordinary Pickering Cellar.
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