A taste of Christmas present


Christmas Tasting – 28th November 2013

Christmas Tasting – 28th November 2013

Last Thursday the Berry Bros. & Rudd team took over Lindley Hall in Victoria for our annual Christmas tasting: tables bordered the room, laden with wines, meat and cheeses. A huge Christmas tree towered above us, its branches bowing with a mass of baubles and lights.

Those who came to sample this year’s seasonal range were in good cheer. And there was plenty to impress: from the stunningly honeyed 2005 United Kingdom Cuvée Grand Cru Champagne, and the spice and vanilla-filled 2001 Vina Tondonia Tinto Reserva, to our pure and punchy No. 3 Gin. Without the restriction of a region or country, this tasting was a chance to taste an incredibly broad selection of both classic wines and intriguing alternatives.


With the musically gifted members of our staff performing harmonised carols, and one lucky customer winning £1,000 worth of wine, the mood was wonderfully cheerful, customers and staff alike, feeling as buoyant as the bubbles in the glasses of Ruinart.

Eventually, the crowds thinned as, warmed by Burgundy, claret and a touch of port, guests ventured out into the night. No one does Christmas quite like Berry Bros. & Rudd.