Month: March, 2015

Bordeaux 2014: The return of the king

Adam Bilbey, Sales Director for Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Hong Kong office, is confident the 2014 vintage could yet provide the impetus to reestablish Bordeaux’s reign of the Asian market. Despite British Airways’ valiant attempt to dampen my mood (by diverting my luggage by way of Brussels), I am in high spirits leading into the […]

Bordeaux 2014: A promising start

As the first day of our team’s week-long tasting trip to Bordeaux draws to a close, Jonathan White sees true potential in the 2014 vintage and asks if things are finally looking up for the region. Compared to previous vintages – not least 2013 – relatively little has been written about 2014 Bordeaux prior to […]

A drink in the last-chance saloon?

As our team board the plane for a week in Bordeaux, our Chairman Simon Berry reflects on the current state of en primeur, the quality of the 2014 vintage and what the future holds for the world of Claret post-Robert Parker. The 2014 Bordeaux vintage, if you believe what you read in the newspapers, marks […]

Below the surface: the Napoleon Cellar

Dipping two storeys below No.3 St James’s Street, Katie Cooper, Wine Club Manager, explores the extraordinary history of our Napoleon Cellar. Deep beneath the shop at No.3 St James’s Street lies the Napoleon Cellar, named after Louis-Napoléon III, the nephew of Napoleon I. These days, it hosts long lunches and sumptuous dinners for up to […]