A former Victorian Police Station in Fulford York, which has been transformed into a boutique wine store, has just opened. The Vices Archive offers a stylish fusion of retail and hospitality and boasts an eclectic mix of over 100 fine Italian wines, including limited editions that are otherwise hard to source in the UK.
The hand-selected collection includes red, white, rosé, sparkling and dessert wines as well as champagnes and Giuseppe Gusti balsamic vinegar. Visitors to the website or store will get chance to peruse, for example:
· Fresh to full flavoured white wines – Fiano Asterias, Zibibbo Integer
· Rich and ripe red wines – Aglianico Zero, Barolo Docg
· Crisp, fresh and fruity rosé wines – Grisu, La Rose de Manincor Doc
· White and rosé sparkling wines – Brut Rosé, Tagliamare Spumante
· Champagnes – Esprit Nature, Dame Jane Rosé
· Warm and sweet dessert wines – Merlino Rosso Fortificato 16/02 IGT, Moscato Dello Zucco Passito IGT Sicilia
· Balsamic vinegars – Wine Vinegar Reserve, Saba
The full range of wines is available online or customers can book a complimentary 45-minute private shopping experience in store with sommelier – Daniel Curro – providing the perfect opportunity to make the most of his expert advice.
Daniel will discuss the occasion customers are buying for; learn about likes and dislikes, tastes and preferences; answer questions and provide guidance; and offer a tasting sample to help people decide. To ensure a safe experience, guest numbers are currently capped at a maximum of four persons per booking.
Daniel Curro explains: “I’m from Milan, the fashion capital of Italy. As a trained chef and AIS certified sommelier, I’ve worked in a range of leading restaurants and luxury hotels. We want to welcome more people to experience fine wines. But it’s not just about the label. It’s the story behind the label.
It’s the craft that goes into each product. Ultimately, it’s the emotion that you want to find within the wine. We’ve tasted every bottle, and each comes with our personal stamp of approval.”
The Vices Archive founders – Daniel Curro and Moreno Carbonne – are also creating an exclusive hotel experience – The Vices – with three beautifully designed suites, a restaurant and bar. The new hotel concept will open later this year. The food and beverage offering has been designed to excite even the most creative foodie.
“Perhaps you’re looking for a gift for a loved one, or perhaps you wish to enhance your own collection. Either way, I’d love to help you choose the right wine or champagne to create perfect moments at home,” concluded Daniel.