An equestrian extravaganza

In our final foray into the wines for partnering picnics, Gary Owen – Private Account Manager in our Fine Wine team – considers the vinous essentials for a day at the races. There are few events for which my diary is so quickly cleared than a day at the races. Although the winter season, with its […]

Krug: a Marque of distinction

Gary Owen, a Private Account Manager in our Fine Wine team, explains the superstar allure of Krug’s prestige Champagnes on the eve of a rare tasting hosted by its ebullient House Director, Olivier Krug There are very few wines which evoke the excitement, nay, almost hysteria amongst those in the wine trade and customers alike […]

So, you want to be a winemaker…?

For most of us, the idea of strolling around our own vineyards, harvesting the fruit (before enjoying the long-lunches, naturally), blending wine and then uncorking the resulting bottles is nothing more than a pipe-dream. But a new service at Berry Bros. & Rudd, VINIV, means that you can produce and bottle your own barrel of […]

Sheep, vines and sparkling wine: Nyetimber in the summer

I’m sure the question “what does my Wine Merchant do during their holidays?” isn’t one which often crosses your mind. But this summer I happened to be in the very epicentre of English Sparkling wine production for a few days, and the very welcoming people at Nyetimber in West Sussex happened to have an open […]