Category: Bordeaux Wine

Good Ordinary Claret: behind the scenes

Max Lalondrelle is the Managing Director of Fine Wine at Berry Bros. & Rudd, having previously been our Sales Manager and Bordeaux Buyer. He talks us through 20 years of Good Ordinary Claret.   What’s your role when it comes to Good Ordinary Claret?   I started out in Berry Bros. & Rudd as the Bordeaux Buyer, and the region remains very close to my heart. […]

In praise of white Bordeaux

Why is white Bordeaux – that gloriously aromatic and complex wine style – so often overlooked? Barbara Drew MW explains what we’re missing out on. This weekend I discovered a serious issue in my cellar. I have too much white Burgundy. At first glance, this may not seem problematic: who wouldn’t want a white Burgundy […]

The history of Good Ordinary Claret

Good Ordinary Claret is our signature red Bordeaux at Berry Bros. & Rudd. We speak to Christopher Berry Green, our former Managing Director and Chairman, to uncover the details of Good Ordinary Claret’s early days in the 1970s.   Good Ordinary Claret is a wine inextricably woven into the heritage of Berry Bros. & Rudd. The label itself makes this clear from the outset: a monochrome […]

What to drink in 2021: Bordeaux

Our Cellar Plan Manager, Tom Cave, offers his thoughts on the best Claret for drinking this year. I hope 2020 provided you with some fine drinking and that Bordeaux featured prominently. It was certainly reassuring to see so many customers withdrawing treasured cases, perhaps earlier than they might have. After all, “‘tis the cask, not […]