Tag: champagne

Summer serves: Prince of Wales

In the second of our series of light, bright cocktails to match the season’s weather, Amanda Baxter suggests a zesty twist to the classic Champagne cocktail. The Prince of Wales cocktail was actually created by HRH King Edward VII himself. A king with authentic ties to Berry Bros. & Rudd, he awarded us our first royal […]

Marking the MW moment

As Lenka Sedlackova (Sales and Marketing Manager of our wholesale arm) obtains her Master of Wine, the first of Czech origin to join the 343 in the world, we ask our MWs which bottle(s) they uncorked to celebrate the moment they passed the notoriously gruelling qualification. Lenka Sedlackova MW (Class of 2016) When I received […]

Champagne – better late-disgorged?

R.D., L.D. or D.T. – more and more Champagne bottles seem to be bearing these enigmatic acronyms, but what do they mean? We asked Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin to explain what exactly late disgorgement is and why the trend has seized the industry. R.D., récemment dégorgé and dégorgement tardif all refer to that niche Champagne […]

Divide and rule

As Champagne alternatives rise in popularity, with English sparkling wine trickling into the mainstream, Cava continues to battle its low-quality image. Here Simon Field MW – our Buyer for both Spain and Champagne – formally introduces the wines of two quality-focused Cava houses producing superb wines. With apologies for the tired formula, it may be […]