Month: May, 2014

Behind the scenes at the Decanter World Wine Awards

The wine world has plenty of competitions and dishes out numerous medals – but few make the industry sit up and take notice like the Decanter World Wine Awards. Our buyer Jasper Morris MW gives us his behind-the-scenes insight into the judging for this year’s Burgundy category. I spent three fulfilling days last week chairing […]

Buying Bordeaux’s Petits Châteaux

When we think of Bordeaux, it is usually that rarefied world of Cru Classé wines which springs to mind. But there is much more to the region, as Philip Moulin, our Wine Club buyer for Bordeaux, knows. Here, he talks us through the challenges of finding exceptional wines, and good value, in a crowded marketplace. […]

The judgement of Steven Spurrier

We caught up with Steven Spurrier, wine personality and architect of the original Judgement of Paris tasting, to hear his views on why the result helped not hindered the French, the changes afoot in California and his take on Bordeaux 2013. It’s not a millstone round my neck, but I’ve never been allowed to forget […]

Fowl and fine wine

If one were to stereotype the lifestyle of a Berry Bros. & Rudd staffer, images of game lunches matched with a large glass of Château Something-or-other would almost certainly spring to mind. Doing little to disabuse you of this notion (although the reality is, we assure you, far less indulgent) we recently came across a delicious […]