Category: Port and Sherry

A libation to Shakespeare

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Chris Foulkes and Carrie Segrave – the minds behind Berry Bros. & Rudd Press – ponder the playwright’s vinous inclinations. As we prepare to drink a toast, and to pour a small libation, to the Bard’s 400th anniversary this weekend, we’ve been musing (sorry…) about two of our favourite […]

The sheer appeal of Sherry

This month Damian Carrington muses the food matching power of Manzanilla and Fino, the absolute pleasure to be sought in a copita of Amontillado or Oloroso and the London spots serving serious Sherry alongside stonking Spanish food. As I know I have written before, I have a very soft spot for fortified wine and in […]

Port: the Englishman’s wine

As we offer a very special Tawny Port to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, we republish an article from the Autumn 1956 edition of our Number Three magazine focusing on this most English of wines. Port is probably the only drink to owe its character entirely to international co-operation. Even that other famous fortified wine, […]

A sweet finish

As many drinkers are on the look-out for their yearly bottle of sweet or fortified wine to draw their Christmas feast to a close, Demetri Walters MW – Sales Manager of our Private Wine Events team – suggests alternatives to the classic line-up of Sauternes, Sherry and Port. The origins of sweet wine can be traced […]