Category: Miscellaneous

A finger to the wind: changes

As we celebrate our 325th anniversary, we asked industry specialists to consider the future of wine and spirits. Here, we reflect on some of the changes that they’d like to see. It’s impossible to predict the future, even for a 325-year-old wine and spirit merchant. Perhaps the only sure thing is change itself. And for […]

A finger to the wind: optimism

As we celebrate our 325th anniversary, we asked industry specialists to ponder the potential changes to come for the wine and spirits industry. Here, we examine their causes for optimism, looking ahead.  Between rising duty, increasing weather extremes and wildfires, it can be hard to view the wine and spirits industry’s future optimistically. What then […]

Experiments in English sparkling wine

Having planted its first vines in 2004, Gusbourne is a stalwart of the English wine world. Renowned for its vintage sparkling wines, Gusbourne’s winemakers continue to experiment with new techniques and ideas. Here, Alexandra Gray de Walden delves into this Kentish Aladdin’s cave of yeasts, tanks and latitude. The quiet country lanes of Kenardington are […]

Berry Bros. & Rudd then and now: the role of the merchant

As we celebrate our 325th anniversary this year, we’ve been looking at what has changed in those three centuries. Examining various parts of our business, we explore how things are different now and what we might see in the future.   In the second part of this series, Henrietta Gullifer explores the role of the merchant […]