A taste of Christmas present
Author: Sophie Thorpe
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.