Enotecas can be seen most widely in Italy: small independent shops which allow visitors to taste and buy specialist wines, whilst offering small plates to accompany them. This model inspired Claire and Mo to create Carruthers & Kent, the first Enoteca to be established in the North East of England and the longest running one to date. As one of our customers said: “It’s a unique place, making everybody feel special and comfortable at the same time”.
How does it work? You have several choices. You can choose from a monthly selection of 16 wines by the glass, including a fizz and a rosé. Or you can order a ‘flight’ of wines, 3 x 50 ml glasses showcasing different grapes and terroir. Or you can select any bottle from our shop shelves to drink in (with added corkage). Or finally you can buy a C&K card which entitles you to sample from a selection of 8 fine wines which we keep in Enomatic machine and which we rotate on a regular basis.
We also provide a range of tapitas, small plates, sharing boards and weekly specials. Enjoy all of these at seats within the shop in our Lounge or Tasting Room upstairs.