When it comes to English wine, is Sussex superior? Nay

Continuing our debate on the establishment of an English appellation system, our very own Anne McHale MW takes a patriotic position, defending the existing scheme. As Dominic pointed out very astutely in yesterday’s post, there are many advantages to the creation of regional appellations in the UK; not least the protection afforded to producers and the […]

Exceeding expectations

Following on from yesterday’s annual Burgundy en primeur tasting, Anne McHale MW shares the wines that she felt stood out from the crowd There was a great buzz at One Great George Street yesterday as press and customers alike joined Burgundian vignerons to explore the 2013 vintage. With more than 100 wines on show, it […]

The wine of kings, the king of wines

Inspired by a customer letter dating back to the 1930s, our resident Wine Education Specialist Anne McHale MW charts the parallels between the vinous landscape of the Burgundy of then, and that of now Paradoxically, Burgundy has both changed remarkably and remained very much the same since this letter was sent to a Berry Bros. […]

Left Bank versus Right Bank Bordeaux – Lunch & Learn 2

Spotting the difference between these two statesman like areas of Bordeaux doesn’t require MW-level knowledge (although it helps). We asked Anne McHale MW to give us a guide to telling your Left Bank from your Right. Bordeaux is a region known for its range of wine, but is particularly famous for its reds. These come […]