Burgundy 2017: first impressions

This week a large swathe of our Fine Wine team has swapped their desks for the cellars and vineyards of the Côte d’Or to taste the 2017 vintage: here Martyn Rolph reports on the first day of action and the team’s initial thoughts on the vintage

Bordeaux 2017: our top picks

Our team returns from Bordeaux with their minds firmly made up on where their allegiances lie on quality. Here we ask Fine Wine Private Account Sales Manager Martyn Rolph to choose his top picks on what to be buying this year. Two Berry Bros. & Rudd groups travel to Bordeaux in April each year, allowing […]

Beyond Bordeaux: yea

This month two members of our Fine Wine team battle it out over whether one should seek the comfort of classic regions, or – as Martyn Rolph argues here – constantly push ones vinous boundaries in search of something new. As Forrest Gump once said – or at least Tom Hanks in an amicable southern […]

The last word in festive wines – part four

Chris Pollington and Martyn Rolph of our Fine Wine team find no shortage of exciting wines to savour this Christmas from Italy and Spain Chris Pollington on Italy What I choose to drink with the main Christmas meal has changed over the 20 years or so that I’ve been in the wine trade. The medium […]