Opening Thursday 26th October 2017
Veeno is converting the former Strada restaurant in The Griffin Centre, Kingston-upon-Thames into a wine café, which opens on Thursday, October 26th, with a VIP launch. Kingston-upon-Thames will be the 16th venue in the group.
Veeno champions Italy’s after-work culture of drinking, nibbling and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic Spuntini including platters of meats, cheese and other appetisers imported from selected quality Italian producers.
The story began for the company’s co-founders Nino Caruso & Andrea Zecchino in 2013 when they met playing a game of football in Manchester, both missed the Italian aperitivo culture of drinking, nibbling and relaxing after work. By the end of the year they had opened their first wine café, and the rest is history or “Il resto e’ storia” as they say in Italy!
Veeno source their wine from Nino’s family vineyard in Marsala, Sicily, where the Caruso family have been growing vines since the 19th century. Having such a close relationship between the vineyard and the wine cafés means that only the best quality wines make it from grape to glass.
Veeno will open its doors at The Griffin Centre, Kingston-upon-Thames at 5pm on Thursday 26th October and we are inviting members of the public to join us for the opportunity to sample our authentic Italian spuntini by visiting our website and joining the guestlist.