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Wine is our passion

The accessibility of the Club’s wine, both physically and financially, underpins all that we do. The concept of bottles forever locked away in cellars gathering dust is our own particular bête−noire. Our mission is to entice our Members to pull the cork and discover a new wine.

To assist Members in their choices, our wine list is available as a searchable list on iPads; loaded with winemakers’ notes, tasting notes and critics’ scores. Further expert guidance is available from our Master Sommelier, Ronan Sayburn, and team of wine professionals, whose aim is to engage and inspire.

Global Head of Wine – Ronan Sayburn MS

Ronan was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and has been involved in the wine business for nearly 20 years.

His previous experience includes Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Pied à Terre and wine merchant OW Loeb. He worked for the Gordon Ramsay Group as Executive Head Sommelier for 8 years, mainly in the 3 Michelin star Royal Hospital Road, where he created the wine lists and trained wine service teams for Claridge’s, The Connaught, the Savoy, Boxwood Café, Maze, and several overseas operations. He was also at the Greenhouse restaurant and the Director of Wines and Spirits for the Hotel du Vin group. Ronan also worked as the Head of Wine for the prestigious Dorchester Collection UK, which consists of the Dorchester (home to the 3 Michelin star Alain Ducasse restaurant), Coworth Park and 45 Park Lane (the London branch of Cut by Wolfgang Puck).

He is a Master Sommelier, a previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition, and has represented the UK in the European Sommelier Competition twice. Ronan is also the CEO of the Court of Master Sommeliers Europe. Winner of two Cateys – Wine and Spirit Ambassador and the Gerard Basset Lifetime Achievement Award.

The most secure storage for fine wine in central London

Members are encouraged to store their own wine at the Club in our extensive cellars. This allows members to request their bottles from our onsite storage, for consumption in the Club for an inexpensive corkage fee, or to be taken away to be enjoyed elsewhere, or even delivered to a local address.

The cellar houses the Club’s and members’ collections in perfect conditions with the bespoke air handling system that will maintain the temperature between 13 & 14 degrees centigrade and 65 – 70% humidity.

In London, members are able to store their own wines at the Club in a Chatwood “Invincible” bank vault, formerly used by the building’s previous occupier, Hambros Bank.

 

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