A libation to Shakespeare

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Chris Foulkes and Carrie Segrave – the minds behind Berry Bros. & Rudd Press – ponder the playwright’s vinous inclinations. As we prepare to drink a toast, and to pour a small libation, to the Bard’s 400th anniversary this weekend, we’ve been musing (sorry…) about two of our favourite […]

Liquid lessons: our bond with Bordeaux

In the run up to Bordeaux en primeur, Henry Jeffreys traces the history of Britain’s ties to Bordeaux, a battle-worn bond built on Claret. For a certain kind of wine lover, usually British, Claret is red wine. At the moment though, the wines of Bordeaux are decidedly unfashionable. Bordeaux bashing is a popular sport amongst […]

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

Following a recent and controversial bid to establish a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) for still and sparkling wine made in Sussex, we asked two experts to tackle the topic. Here Dominic Buckwell – Berry Bros. & Rudd customer, lawyer and CMS Certified Sommelier – argues that the time is nigh for establishing regional appellations within […]

Jonathan Ray on picking favourites

This month Jonathan Ray – Berry Bros. & Rudd alumnus and drinks editor of The Spectator – steps up to the plate as our guest blogger, considering the question he is asked most and its answer. After many years in the wine trade (including several at Berry Bros. & Rudd) and two decades writing about […]