Tag: history

Gin: or the ‘demon’ redeemed

As we continue to repost articles from our historic Number Three magazine, we republish an article about gin and its “squalid past”, originally published in the autumn of 1957. The drunkard sunk more in disgrace, / Had a look of brutality scowling; / In his soul, in his heart, in his face, / The gin like a demon […]

The wine of kings, the king of wines

Inspired by a customer letter dating back to the 1930s, our resident Wine Education Specialist Anne McHale MW charts the parallels between the vinous landscape of the Burgundy of then, and that of now Paradoxically, Burgundy has both changed remarkably and remained very much the same since this letter was sent to a Berry Bros. […]