Tag: Bordeaux

Buying Bordeaux’s Petits Châteaux

When we think of Bordeaux, it is usually that rarefied world of Cru Classé wines which springs to mind. But there is much more to the region, as Philip Moulin, our Wine Club buyer for Bordeaux, knows. Here, he talks us through the challenges of finding exceptional wines, and good value, in a crowded marketplace. […]

So, you want to be a winemaker…?

For most of us, the idea of strolling around our own vineyards, harvesting the fruit (before enjoying the long-lunches, naturally), blending wine and then uncorking the resulting bottles is nothing more than a pipe-dream. But a new service at Berry Bros. & Rudd, VINIV, means that you can produce and bottle your own barrel of […]

Five eye openers for your first time in Bordeaux

If you have never been to Bordeaux before it can be an overwhelming experience to live the sights, sounds and smells that manifest the making of its wine. For this reason, the Bordeaux Training trip has a legendary reputation within Berrys. With early starts and tight schedules to make the numerous daily Châteaux visits it’s […]

A Guide to Bordeaux’s Left Bank

The terms Left Bank and Right Bank refer the two parts of the Bordeaux wine region that lie on either side of the River Garonne and the huge Gironde estuary, into which the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne flow. These waters exert a significant influence on both the climate and the soil structures of each sub-region […]