Category: Bordeaux Wine

What to drink in 2018: red Bordeaux

Our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave kicks off the New Year with the first instalment of our annual series on what to drink over the coming months. Here, he offers an update on two decades of red Bordeaux The 2000 and 2001 vintages, in the main, remain firmly in their purple patch, as indeed does […]

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They came to Number Three: Evelyn Waugh

Quintessentially English author and prolific journalist, Evelyn Waugh was also an enthusiastic customer of Berry Bros. & Rudd. In this article, originally published in the Spring 1986 edition of Number Three Saint James’s Street, Auberon Waugh tells of his father’s “lifelong passion” for wine For a man whose life revolved around wine, Evelyn Waugh wrote […]

En primeur: fable and fortune

As the Bordeaux 2016 en primeur campaign draws to a close, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains how we came to buy unfinished wine, and examines the mechanics, myths and future of wine futures The first Bordeaux vintage I bought en primeur as a wine merchant was 1982. I only bought two wines – […]