City Apartments is very excited to announce that we have recently gone into exclusive partnership with Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros. and Rudd, established in the 17th century. This means every guest that comes to stay with us will now be able to enjoy a delicious bottle of Berry’s Merchant Red and White as part of their free Welcome Pack!
Today Berry Bros. and Rudd remains a family-owned business and has traded from the same historic premises at 3 St. James’s Street since 1698. With two royal warrants, BB&R has supplied the Royal Family with wine since the reign of King George III. Its colourful history also includes placing wines on board the Titanic, supplying smugglers running alcohol into Prohibition-era America and sheltering Napoleon III in the cellars beneath the shop.
The Merchant’s range is made by Bodegas Paniza in Cariñena, south west of the town of Zaragoza, halfway between Madrid and Barcelona. The red is predominantly Merlot and Tempranillo with Garnacha and Syrah playing minor roles. It delivers bright ripe fruit with soft tannins and makes great drinking both by the glass and with more substantial dishes. The white is predominately Chardonnay backed up by Viura. It is a light, dry and refreshing style that is ideal as an aperitif or with lighter dishes. Enjoy!