Inside Bordeaux: digging below the surface

Released today, Jane Anson’s book Inside Bordeaux offers new insight on the world’s most famous wine region. Here our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains why the guide is an essential companion for any enthusiast It is 10 years since Berry Bros. & Rudd’s first foray into the world of wine book publishing, with Jasper […]

Bordeaux 2019: the taste test

Following our update on the Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains how, in these unusual times, we will be assessing the wines – and whether or not they’re worth buying Every year, over a period of a few weeks, we send the largest number of tasters of any wine […]

Bordeaux 2019: the show must go on

As lockdown is lifted in France, it’s become clear that there will be a Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign – with Angludet firing the starting gun. Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains what we expect the unusual campaign to look like, and why we feel that it is crucial After an extended period of […]

Bordeaux 2019: a vintage in limbo

This week our team would normally be out in Bordeaux, tasting the 2019 vintage from barrel and sharing daily reports on the wines. But, with the global Coronavirus pandemic, En Primeur is on hold. So what does that mean – for the wines, the region and the trade? This week I was meant to be […]