Month: January, 2016

Jonathan Ray on picking favourites

This month Jonathan Ray – Berry Bros. & Rudd alumnus and drinks editor of The Spectator – steps up to the plate as our guest blogger, considering the question he is asked most and its answer. After many years in the wine trade (including several at Berry Bros. & Rudd) and two decades writing about […]

The toast maker

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair is home to the eponymous winemaker whose biodynamic vines encompass Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot and Nuits-St Georges Les St Georges. Here he shares his philosophy on all things vinous – and explains how he got into cooperage. I believe that 80 percent of the work should be done in the vineyards.  Always […]

What to drink in 2016: red Bordeaux

With a new year comes the challenge of keeping up to date with one’s cellar, unearthing only the vintages that are drinking well, and leaving no bottle behind to go past its peak. While much of the trade is occupied with the latest release from Burgundy, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave offers the briefest […]

Burgundy 2014: out of the gate

On the launch day of our Burgundy 2014 en primeur offering, our Burgundy Director Jasper Morris MW reports on the vintage, the style of wines it has produced and – of course – the all-important pricing. Our Burgundy offer was put to bed before Christmas – with just a few last-minute decisions left to make […]