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Stamford new deli offers produce with a difference

A deli offering people ‘new tastes and experiences’ has opened in Stamford.

No. 14 St Mary’s Hill specialises in food and drinks that come directly from small, artisan producers.

Italian wine producer Elena Ciurletti Dominic Terry from Walker Wodehouse (7383738)
Italian wine producer Elena Ciurletti Dominic Terry from Walker Wodehouse (7383738)

These include speciality breads, organic non-alcoholic soft drinks, infusion teas and award-winning coffee.

An independent business, the deli is owned and run by Tracy Hayward and Keith Holmes. They believe in the importance of customers knowing the origins of produce, and are holding several ‘meet the producer’ events.

On Wednesday last week they welcomed Italian wine producer Elena Ciurletti and importer Dominic Terry (pictured, right) to an evening tasting session for customers and guests.

Tracy said: “We carefully matched six wines to different courses of canapés and nibbles to give people a taste of what we offer. These included an Italian taleggio cheese and heritage tomato pizza, and we finished with a plum and almond cake.”

As well as having a Georgian wine cellar - called 14 Below - No. 14 sells a selection of wines by the glass from a special machine which allows over 18s to serve themselves.

“The benefit is that it keeps the wines very fresh,” said Tracy. “We also sell non-alcoholic drinks that are a bit different, including Nonsuch Shrubs’ infusions.”

Keith said: “St Mary’s Hill is a lovely independent part of Stamford and this area has developed a great food and drink scene.”

The next ‘Meet the Producer’ event features a New Zealand producer on March 20 and a taste of the Basque can be experienced on March 28.

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