Tag: claret

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 […]

Dear Bordeaux

Enraged by a band of Bordeaux-bashers, Guy Davies declares his love for the most famous and historic of wine regions, one that he believes offers surprising value and ultimate satisfaction. People are often surprised when I tell them that Bordeaux is one of the best-value wine regions on earth. This flies in the face of a […]

Claret: The Wine of Infinite Variety

As the 2014 wines from Bordeaux are released en primeur, we republish an article on the charms of the region’s wines, which originally appeared in the Spring 1955 edition of our Number Three magazine. Since the days of the Black Prince, when Bordeaux and the neighbouring country were English territory, the people of these islands […]