Category: Miscellaneous

They came to No.3: Jack “Legs” Diamond

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. One such figure is the American gangster, Legs Diamond Also known as Gentleman Jack, Jack “Legs” Diamond was an Irish American gangster and bootlegger who became an international celebrity during Prohibition. In 1931 alone, he appeared […]

Wishing you a very happy Christmas from everyone at Berry Bros. & Rudd

On our Christmas wish-list

Christmas Day provides the perfect excuse to uncork something truly special. As the day approaches, we asked a few of our Buyers and Masters of Wine to tell us – if money was truly no object – what they’d be drinking, as well as the more affordable bottles that are more likely to be gracing […]

Finding faults: light strike

In the latest instalment of our series looking at wine faults, we look at how light can damage wine Ever wondered why Cristal’s clear glass bottles come wrapped in orange plastic? This fault is the simple answer. Light can cause the production of volatile sulphur compounds in a wine, giving it aromas of cooked cabbage […]