Tag: interview

Arbikie Distillery on sustainability and family

John Stirling is the co-founder of Arbikie, the Highland distillery he runs with his brothers David and Iain. We speak to him about Arbikie’s philosophy, sustainability and running a family business.   Arbikie’s story began one night in New York. John Stirling and his two brothers were out enjoying the city’s nightlife, when a plan was hatched. “We decided we would build a distillery on […]

Good Ordinary Claret: behind the scenes

Max Lalondrelle is the Managing Director of Fine Wine at Berry Bros. & Rudd, having previously been our Sales Manager and Bordeaux Buyer. He talks us through 20 years of Good Ordinary Claret.   What’s your role when it comes to Good Ordinary Claret?   I started out in Berry Bros. & Rudd as the Bordeaux Buyer, and the region remains very close to my heart. […]

Guillaume Drouin on making Calvados

Guillaume Drouin is the third generation of his family to head up the business at Christian Drouin, a Normandy distillery specialising in making Calvados. We speak to him about Calvados’ local roots and sustainability in the orchard.   The picturesque orchards of Christian Drouin Calvados lie not far from the Normandy coast. The Drouin family have been based here since 1960, when Christian […]

The history of Good Ordinary Claret

Good Ordinary Claret is our signature red Bordeaux at Berry Bros. & Rudd. We speak to Christopher Berry Green, our former Managing Director and Chairman, to uncover the details of Good Ordinary Claret’s early days in the 1970s.   Good Ordinary Claret is a wine inextricably woven into the heritage of Berry Bros. & Rudd. The label itself makes this clear from the outset: a monochrome […]