Battle of the bottles: do spirits have a place at the Christmas table? Nay

Following on from yesterday’s post, Mark Pardoe MW – our Wine Buying Director – steps into the ring, appealing to the head and heart as he claims wine’s worth at Christmas. It always seems to me that complex spirits – by which I mostly mean Cognac, Armagnac and Scotch whisky – are meditative drinks, savoured […]

On the range

Our Wine Buying Director, Mark Pardoe MW explains the thinking behind our restructured Own Selection, highlighting just a few of the changes to the range. After a gestation even longer than an elephant’s, our new Own Selection range finally emerged on Wednesday 2nd September, blinking in the lights of our new Sussex Cellar, and under […]

From the Buying Director’s table

Mark Pardoe MW – Berry Bros. & Rudd Buying Director – recounts the first of The Buying Director’s Table series, an extraordinary dinner held at the start of the month; an event celebrating wine as liquid history. This was the first in an occasional series of The Buying Director’s Table: events to provide the opportunity to […]

Christmas with Mark Pardoe MW

For Mark Pardoe MW, our illustrious Wine Buying Director, Christmas is business as usual – in as much as he intends to be on hand throughout to provide just the right bottles for all eventualities Our Christmas tends to be an extended affair. The family’s diaspora means that the holiday often lasts from Christmas Eve […]