Tag: Christmas

Christmas Claret… and so forth

Philip Moulin is the Bordeaux buyer for Wine Club. In timely fashion, he elucidates on the finer points of that festive staple, Claret Over the years, I’ve had many people tell me (sometimes even those whom I trust) that red Bordeaux, or ‘Claret’ as we call it in Britain, is not necessarily the best thing […]

What makes a classic Christmas wine?

Demetri Walters MW from our Private Wine Events team explores some suitable alternatives to the traditional festive wines, many of them classics in their own right To me a classic wine is one widely acknowledged to be of the highest quality over an extended period of time, but acknowledged by whom? If you were to […]

T’was the night before Christmas…

As the shutters are at last put into place and the shop is closed for Christmas, Alastair Peebles – who worked for Berry Bros & Rudd from 1970 until 1986 and, for nine years, was in charge of the Wine Division – recalls the unique, and rather magical, atmosphere of Christmases past I have just […]

Christmas markets fit for a king

If you’re heading to Europe’s Christmas markets this year, our spirits specialist Ronnie Cox has an essential item for your packing list… As I wandered with some local friends through the Christmas Market in Frankfurt last weekend,marvelling at the delights of the Christmas produce, I recalled that John Knox was once sent here on the […]