Our new English Sparkling Wine

As we release the maiden vintage of our own-label English Sparkling Wine, Charlie Holland – winemaker at Gusbourne – follows its four-year journey to fruition. The story of this wine really starts with the 2011 vintage in Kent. The spring of that year was unusually hot and resulted in an early flowering. The heat didn’t […]

Honouring the past, inspiring the present

As our Own Selection wines parade their smart new labels, Harry Pearce – partner at Pentagram, the international agency behind their design – discusses the challenge of balancing the heritage of Berry Bros. & Rudd with a touch of modernity. The redesign of the Berry Bros. & Rudd Own Selection wines has been more than a […]

One man’s perpetual drive for quality

As we unveil our annual offering from the length and breadth of Italy, Juel Mahoney (otherwise known as Wine Woman & Song) recounts the story of Marco de Bartoli, the man who changed Marsala’s fortunes. Marco de Bartoli is a small traditional winery on the westernmost point of Sicily, in the wine-shipping town of Marsala. As […]

Helen McGinn on the camping essentials

Tent and sleeping bag packed, Helen McGinn – the award-winning author behind The Knackered Mothers’ Wine Club – considers the essential vinous supplies required for a camping trip. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of camping. I’m an unhappy camper, as it were; which is slightly surprising given that I live […]