Tag: claret

They came to Number Three: Evelyn Waugh

Quintessentially English author and prolific journalist, Evelyn Waugh was also an enthusiastic customer of Berry Bros. & Rudd. In this article, originally published in the Spring 1986 edition of Number Three Saint James’s Street, Auberon Waugh tells of his father’s “lifelong passion” for wine For a man whose life revolved around wine, Evelyn Waugh wrote […]

Liquid history: 1945 Ch. Léoville Barton

We are surrounded by our vinous past at No.3, from the still-unopened bottles that lie in our cellars to a handful of rather special empty ones which have been preserved. One such is a 1945 Ch. Léoville Barton. Here Anthony Barton, the Irish-born, octogenarian owner of the illustrious château, tells us something of this extraordinary […]

What to drink in 2017: red Bordeaux

As 2017 lies ahead of us, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave offers an update on Bordeaux vintages – advising on which you should be eagerly uncorking, and which should be left to rest a little longer The 2000s have upped their pace and continue to drink very well, there‘s some real pleasure to be […]

Has Claret lost its “cool”?

Deep into the much-vaunted Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, Ben Hawkins talks to London’s restaurateurs about the region and its worth on their wine lists. Bordeaux, even within the current dynamic and continually evolving wine scene, is still unquestionably the greatest fine wine region in the world. While it may be the antithesis to the […]