Something to mull

In search of something to warm against winter winds, our Creative Director Geordie Willis provides a fool-proof recipe for mulled cider, including a touch of our fiery King’s Ginger liqueur. While the weather is perhaps a little mild to mull, a warming cupful of something spice-scented and spiked with citrus will doubtless transport you to […]

Our very Own Selection

As we launch our newly extended and re-designed Own Selection range, Geordie Willis – eighth-generation family member and our Creative Director – considers what it means for a wine to be bottled under our own label. House wines have earned a reputation over the years of being somewhat bog-standard; uninspiring, nameless bottles languishing on a […]

Into the Wilderness

Following our début at Wilderness, our Creative Director Geordie Willis reports on a weekend soaking in culture under the Oxfordshire sun (and – of course – a dip in the lake). Wilderness is a different sort of festival. Set in the bucolic grounds of Cornbury Park, a Cotswolds country estate in the heart of Oxfordshire, […]

Bordeaux 2014: ‘The best of the rest’

Geordie Willis – eighth-generation family member and Berry Bros. & Rudd Creative Director – recounts his first week tasting Bordeaux en primeur and the prospects of the 2014 vintage. The Marathon du Médoc celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014 and as I sit now, some 2,000 kilometres from the great châteaux, I feel a sense of […]