Notes from Down Under: 30 Years of Frankland Estate

Two of the Berry Bros. & Rudd team are currently under harvest-arrest in Western Australia. Here, Wine Buyer Will Heslop reports on his experience so far, and celebrates 30 years of Frankland Estate I write this from a veranda overlooking a mown wheat field and, beyond it, a forest of blue gums. The forest hides the rocky […]

Meeting the maker: Max Undurruga

Chile’s Viña Koyle is a producer passionate about the country’s potential. Here, Buyer Will Heslop talks to Max Undurruga about what makes his family’s estate so special The most obvious perk of my role at Berry Bros. & Rudd is the opportunity to taste countless wonderful wines, but meeting the people who make them is […]

The pure pleasure of Beaujolais

For our Buyer Will Heslop, there are few regions that offer as much enjoyment, interest and affordability as Beaujolais; here, he explains why In a recent blog piece, my learned colleague Simon Field MW wrote that Pinot d’Aunis is “far more interesting than Gamay”. Not only is Simon a Master of Wine and a brilliant […]

Tracking Txakoli

As a new bottle from the Basque country lands on our list, Buyer Will Heslop recounts a trip to the region, combining a dose of Bilbao’s best pintxos with a short detour to Bodega Gorosti, the source of our first Txakoli We met at Gatwick at 6.30am. As my companions – my girlfriend Laurie and […]