Category: Wine School

Germany: the home of Riesling

This month we’re talking about all things Riesling. Here we look at the grape’s native home, Germany, in an extract from our introductory book, Exploring & Tasting Wine. Riesling’s identity was forged in the steep valleys of western Germany. On the terraces above the rivers Rhein and Mosel (‘Rhine’ and ‘Moselle’, as they were anglicised) […]

Popular in pink: how to make rosé

Interesting wines, still and sparkling, have led to a resurgence of rosé on wine lists. In an extract from our Wine School’s introductory book, Exploring & Tasting Wine, Anne McHale MW looks at how rosé is made. Pink wine has become much more popular in recent years. Gone are the days when the sole association […]

Bordeaux: classifications and rankings

What is a Cru Classé – a Classed Growth? Why do parts of Bordeaux have a rigid pecking-order, and others not? In an extract from our Wine School’s introductory book Exploring & Tasting Wine, Martin Hudson MW explains. In 1855 the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce drew up a new classification of the red wines of […]

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 […]