A finger to the wind: optimism

As we celebrate our 325th anniversary, we asked industry specialists to ponder the potential changes to come for the wine and spirits industry. Here, we examine their causes for optimism, looking ahead.  Between rising duty, increasing weather extremes and wildfires, it can be hard to view the wine and spirits industry’s future optimistically. What then […]

Experiments in English sparkling wine

Having planted its first vines in 2004, Gusbourne is a stalwart of the English wine world. Renowned for its vintage sparkling wines, Gusbourne’s winemakers continue to experiment with new techniques and ideas. Here, Alexandra Gray de Walden delves into this Kentish Aladdin’s cave of yeasts, tanks and latitude. The quiet country lanes of Kenardington are […]

Wines fit for a king

Examining the wine list from Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation banquet in 1953, there are many similarities with the wines we still enjoy today. Ahead of the Coronation of King Charles III, Alexandra Gray de Walden examines which wines have stood the test of time since 1953 and those which may be seen at this year’s […]

Berry Bros. & Rudd then and now: logistics

As we celebrate our 325th anniversary this year, we’ve been looking at what has changed in those three centuries. Examining various parts of our business, we explore how things are different now and what we might see in the future.    In the first part of this series, Alexandra Gray de Walden looks at a […]