Harrods Welcomes Concierges To The Wine Shop

Harrods hosted their exclusive annual concierge event in The Wine Shop on the Lower Ground Floor this year.

This extensive department houses a series of unique wine discovery areas including an aroma zone, luxurious tasting room and sampling bar, all aimed at creating an unrivalled environment in which to experience and purchase wine. Occupying an impressive 7,000 square feet, The Wine Shop offers a diverse range of over 3,000 expertly selected wines, beers and spirits.

On arrival, concierges were treated to a champagne and canape reception and warmly welcomed by the Managing Director of Harrods, Mr Michael Ward and his staff.

We were all very fortunate to be given the opportunity to tour all that The Wine Shop has to offer, including  a tour of the JJ Fox Cigar room that carries an impressive range of Habanos with many limited and regional editions and the treat of a special whisky and chocolate pairing session with a whisky advisor and a representative from La Maison du Chocolat.

Harrods Event 2012

Credit: Crewe Read Photography, www.crewereadphotography.co.uk

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Credit: Crewe-Read Photography, www.crewereadphotography.co.uk

The Tasting Room, an exclusive dining room dedicated to the appreciation of fine wine, was a most enjoyable part of our visit. We were treated to a wine tasting by the lovely William Dean, one of the very knowledgeable wine advisors in the Wine Department. The Tasting Room is used for hosting wine and spirits courses, masterclasses and events, with catering to all levels.

A most impressive sight was The Wine Vault, aimed at true connoisseurs. A glass walled, fully temperature controlled room, it has been designed for storing the very finest wines, including a rotating selection of rare and ancient releases such as vertical selections of many of the world’s most sought-after wines.

Finally, we were given a view of the new Fine Watch room, launched late last year. The room plays host to 13 individual brand boutiques in addition to 35 fine watch brands, making it Europe’s largest fine watch department to date.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the Harrods team for spoiling us with such an entertaining event – this was a very special evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 

 

 

 

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