Tag: claret

What to drink in 2018: red Bordeaux

Our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave kicks off the New Year with the first instalment of our annual series on what to drink over the coming months. Here, he offers an update on two decades of red Bordeaux The 2000 and 2001 vintages, in the main, remain firmly in their purple patch, as indeed does […]

A Lyons Christmas

For many of us, Christmas offers the excuse to open a few truly special bottles; here, Will Lyons shares with us the wines he has lined up for 25th December and beyond In the far corner of my cellar, just before the jumble of loosely packed Claret cases, stands a metal wine rack, around eight […]

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 […]