Tag: history

They came to No.3: Takanofuji

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. In 1991, one larger-than-life personality stepped on the scales: a sumo wrestler called Takanofuji Takanofuji was the shikona or ring name of Tadao Yasuda, a Japanese sumo wrestler, who is the heaviest person to ever be […]

From the archives: the “Ansafone”

We aim always to keep up to date with the latest technology at Berry Bros. & Rudd. In autumn 1961, we published a note in our Number Three magazine, informing our customers of the latest gizmo to land at No.3, an “Ansafone”

Liquid history: Vin de Constance

Simon Berry, our former Chairman, delves into the collections at No.3 to reveal the story behind one of our most remarkable bottles

How Champagne got its bubbles

The Champagne region wasn’t always known for sparkling wine. Sophie Thorpe uncovers how the region discovered the bubbles that made its name