Category: Old World

A closer look: our 2018 Own Selection Chianti

The new vintage of our Own Selection Chianti is here. Davy Żyw, our Italy Buyer, takes a closer look at a delicious and food-friendly red.   2018 Own Selection Chianti Our 2018 Own Selection Chianti is made for us by the Stucchi Prinetti family, who have been making wine at the legendary Badia a Coltibuono estate since 1846; today, siblings Roberto, Emanuela, Paolo and […]

Beaujolais: riding the rollercoaster

Once lauded, then laughable, Beaujolais has endured a fickle following and a questionable reputation. Will Heslop charts the highs and lows of this underrated region, and explains why it apogee is yet to come.   What’s your view of Beaujolais? Your response is likely to depend on your first encounter with this oddly divisive wine (and, by […]

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 […]

Fine white wines for Christmas

Our wine specialist Isabella Cameron shares her favourite white wines for Christmas. These delicious, multi-dimension wines stand up to every element of the festive feast. Too often, white wine is relegated to “just for the starter” on Christmas Day. It plays second fiddle to grander reds that get to take centre-stage alongside the turkey. This […]