Over the years we have sipped wines in vineyards around the world and honestly, there is nothing as good as tasting the sun and the earth in a delectable glass of vino at the place it was made.
On the opening night of OenoHouse, we finally got a taste albeit at the alfresco terrace in The Royal Exchange with spacious seating, cream umbrellas, blankets and heaters. London felt like summer at last.
A golden invitation arrived for an evening of Bordeaux’s First Five Growths accompanied by delights from Hakkasan. Master of Wine Justin Knock was there to host the glorious wines that were specially shipped in for the evening soiree. Chateau Mouton Rotschild, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau Latour and Chateau Lafite Rothschild collectively worth thousands of pounds.
We heard about the importance of these wines whilst we nibbled on incredible morsels such as edamame truffle dumplings, crystal jade dumplings, scallop shui mai, seafood black truffle dumpling, crispy duck salad, venison puff, mango macaron and black sesame and coconut truffle.
The evening as a preview to the 13th of July launch of OenoHouse: the premier London flagship wine boutique and alfresco terrace born out of the OenoGroup.
An investment opportunity
The OenoGroup is a global wine investment firm with established global offices in London, Madrid, Bordeaux, Munich, Tuscany, New York, and many more to open.
With a private client base of 3,000 affluent international individuals who love and enjoy investing in wine, OenoGroup is at the epitome of fine wine investment for experienced aficionados and novices alike.
Michael Doerr, MD, OenoGroup said
“To be in wine, you need to be in every part of wine – trade, investment, merchant, collecting advice, and understanding the retail side. I think that’s what it makes the OenoGroup stand out as we are the only wine investment firm that gives this 360-degree service.”
An all-female team
OenoHouse is run by an all-female team. Newly appointed General Manager Luisa Martinello, former Manager of Harrod’s wine shop, is joined by Assistant General Manager Katerin D’Alfonso who was former head sommelier at Browns Hotel. The OenoHouse communications team is led by Alice Longhurst-Jones as Head of Marketing and Claudia Jakubowski as Marketing & Events Assistant.
Oeno (pronounced “Oh-Way-No”) is named after oenology (the study of wine or “oinos” from Ancient Greek). The OenoGroup is a culmination of fine wine investment “OenoFuture”, wine trade “OenoTrade”, and the new London wine boutique “OenoHouse”. Oeno has offices in London, Madrid, Bordeaux, Tuscany, New York, and Munich.
Who is behind it?
Founded by Italian wine expert Daniel Carnio in 2015, OenoFuture is a personalised wine advisory service born out of a vision to make the fine wine market accessible to all investors regardless of their exposure to the industry.
In 2017, former city traders Michael Doerr (Oeno MD) and Daniel Walker (Oeno Head of Investment) joined the business and successfully increased turnover whilst gradually implementing 36 full-time key staff over the past four years like Master of Wine Justin Knock (Oeno Chief Wine Analyst), Mattia Tabacco (Head of Oeno’s Anti-Fraud Unit) and Spain’s first female Master of Wine Almudena Alberca (Oeno’s Brand Ambassador of Spain).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the OenoGroup opened its offices in Spain and Portugal in January 2021.
In March 2021, Oeno notably sold a £173,000 30L Melchizedek of Boërl & Kroff champagne 1995 bottle, one of only four in the world.
Now, the jewel in the crown is their upcoming opening of OenoHouse which gives current clients and wine lovers a tangible place to share their love for wine and learn.
Led by a team of international wine experts, OenoHouse will have a rotation of pop-up appearances from some of their favourite brands such as Penfolds, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, and Liber Pater which could catch the eye of fine wine collectors and consumers alike.
An intimate space in the heart of the city, OenoHouse will be a top fine wine shop where wine lovers can sample and purchase rare and iconic wines from all over the world.
For more information: oenogroup.com