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About Us

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StarmoreBoss is a boutique and bespoke off-licence retailing specialist quality wine, craft beer and intriguing spirits.

Situated at 257 Sharrow Vale Rd, StarmoreBoss is at the heart of the community of independent traders that include artisan bakers, quality fishmongers, butchers, delicatessens and grocers as well as specialist retailers and unique cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Our product range focusses on representing items concerned with quality, provenance and heritage. We believe in all of the products that we sell and each one has its own unique story that we are proud and passionate to share with the public.

The shop hosts tasting events and master-classes in and around Sheffield. These are either open to the public, or we host private events for individuals, such as birthday parties, or for groups and clubs. We guide a group through various beverages explaining how they are made, their history and what qualities to look out for. We also have guest speakers from the drinks industry, producers and ambassadors come give talks.

Mr Starmore & Mr Boss

Mr Starmore and Mr Boss

Owners Barry Starmore and Jefferson Boss are well known public figures within Sheffield and the wider drinks community.

Mr Starmore has over 25 years of wine experience. Having started out as a Sommelier at the Savoy Group, he’s well known for running the Oddbins shops in Sheffield for 18 years and also for his involvement with the Wig and Pen restaurant. Barry has run hugely popular wine and whisky tasting evenings at venues across Sheffield. He’s also been invited first hand to many wineries across the world and learnt how to make whisky at Bowmore Distillery on Islay, Scotland.

Mr Boss has worked behind a counter, serving the public, for over 15 years. Some will recognise him from independent record shop Record Collector; others from Oddbins where he met Barry and started his passion for drinks. He’s been involved in the music industry, promoting live music and running record labels. In the on-trade, Jefferson has also run bars and pubs, most notably the Shakespeare in Sheffield, where he started its transformation to an award winning real ale pub. He works for whisky companies representing brands at whisky shows. He also works as a consultant to many bars and restaurants.