When you walk into Berry Brothers & Rudd on St James’ Street, it is like stepping back in time. Like walking onto an old boat, with slanted wooden flooring, low ceilings and dusty old bottles, BBR is the country’s oldest wine merchants, and were suppliers to the Royal family in the early 20th century.
The teaching room is the best classroom you will ever enter, each seat complete with 9 wine glasses, tasting notes and a map of Italy.
A Thursday evening, post-work 6pm the room fills with a mixture of suits, young couples and wine enthusiasts for an education of Italian food and wine.
Stefano created an incredible range of cheese & salumi and collaborated with Wine and Spirit Education Specialist Barbara Drew to match the unique delicacies with the chosen fine wines.
Stefano relayed the history and importance of food heritage.
Each product has a story of it’s own, and that comes from the passion of the small family producers. Barbara reverted with wines to match. The pairings really delighted the senses.
That is why Berry Brothers and Rudd say “Italian food and wine is a match made in heaven”
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