Tag: claret

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 […]

A libation to Shakespeare

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Chris Foulkes and Carrie Segrave – the minds behind Berry Bros. & Rudd Press – ponder the playwright’s vinous inclinations. As we prepare to drink a toast, and to pour a small libation, to the Bard’s 400th anniversary this weekend, we’ve been musing (sorry…) about two of our favourite […]

Liquid lessons: our bond with Bordeaux

In the run up to Bordeaux en primeur, Henry Jeffreys traces the history of Britain’s ties to Bordeaux, a battle-worn bond built on Claret. For a certain kind of wine lover, usually British, Claret is red wine. At the moment though, the wines of Bordeaux are decidedly unfashionable. Bordeaux bashing is a popular sport amongst […]