Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard: it’s complicated 

Can it be that it was all so simple then?  Caroline Lestimé has spent the past three decades making life complicated for herself – and the wines from her family domaine in Chassagne-Montrachet have never been better  Caroline Lestimé wasn’t expecting visitors until this afternoon. It’s just gone 9am and she’s got a lot on her […]

Domaine Faiveley: big and small

“In 18 years, I’ve never seen the cellar this full,” says Erwan Faiveley as he shows us around. The 2022 and 2023 vintages here have been generous. Erwan was just 25 years old when he took over the family firm. He doesn’t look a lot older now than he did back then. A little less hair, perhaps, but he has kept a bright, youthful air about him.

What we’re drinking

At Berry Bros. & Rudd, our colleagues are passionate about the wines and spirits that we sell. We recently asked our team to tell us about the bottles they’ve been enjoying lately; from age-worthy Beaujolais to fruit-forward Crémant de Limoux, here’s what we’re drinking. From Bordeaux to Bourgueil 2019 Bourgueil, Jour de Soif, Gauthier, Domaine […]

A finger to the wind: changes

As we celebrate our 325th anniversary, we asked industry specialists to consider the future of wine and spirits. Here, we reflect on some of the changes that they’d like to see. It’s impossible to predict the future, even for a 325-year-old wine and spirit merchant. Perhaps the only sure thing is change itself. And for […]