21 Apr 2017
Spain’s largest producer of high quality cava, Codorníu, is launching an al fresco terrace at DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside hotel to showcase its range of sparkling Anna wines.
The Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames’ will pop up on 10th May 2017 for five months serving the full Anna range of premium cava, sangria cocktails and tapas, in a setting that reflects metropolitan Barcelona and the location of the brand’s winery, just outside the city.
The expansive terrace fuses natural materials with a white colour scheme in keeping with the Anna brand identity. Overlooking the River Thames, grey sofas and coffee tables will complement pure white ‘Anna’ cushions, parasols, throws and ice buckets, whilst candles and fairy lights will provide added atmosphere at dusk. A wine cart, deck chairs and banquettes will also feature whilst entertainment comes in the form of regular DJ sessions and live Spanish music.
The cava menu will feature Anna Blanc de Blancs Reserva, the gourmet sparkling of Barcelona; Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Noirs created using 100% red Pinot Noir grapes; and Anna de Codorníu Rosado with notes of berries and green apple. Additional offerings available include the Anna de Codorníu Dulce Ice Edition, featuring intense tasting notes which can also be enjoyed either on its own, on the rocks or in cocktail; Codorníu Zero, an alcohol-free option; and a selection of sangria-based sharing cocktails, Spanish beers, ciders and spirits.
Food takes inspiration from Catalonia with a sharing tapas menu featuring the likes of Albóndigas de Carne; Chorizo and Manchego Bocadillos; Calamares con Alioli and Ensalada de Gambas with paprika and lime.
Yolanda Garate Reggi, Europe Marketing Director for Codorníu, comments: “We are delighted to be showcasing our cava to the London market with the ‘Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames’. The popularity of premium Spanish cava continues to rise and the collaboration with DoubleTree by Hilton aligns ourselves with a likeminded and prestigious brand whilst targeting a brand-new audience for us.”
Currently Europe’s largest privately owned wine estate, Codorníu is Spain’s oldest family-run business. It is one of the first to produce sparkling wine using the traditional method with Chardonnay grapes, making sixty million bottles across the full range annually. Established in Barcelona in 1551 and steeped in rich family heritage, Anna de Codorníu is a combination of traditional Catalan, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, named after the last family member to use the Codorníu surname. Currently available only on-trade, five million bottles of Anna have been sold world-wide and this pop-up will help to introduce the iconic range to the UK market.
Located at the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside hotel, the ‘Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames’ is situated at the Grade II-listed Columbia Wharf building, a former dock warehouse dating back to the 17th century.
The terrace will open from seven days a week, from 2pm – 10pm Monday to Friday, and 12noon – 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Walk-ins welcome, group bookings and private hire available.
‘Anna de Codorníu Terrace on the Thames’
DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside
265 Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5HW
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