Tag: New Zealand

The Leap

As we release the first wine made under his own label – the exquisite 2013 Cedalion Chardonnay, Sam Harrop MW thinks back to the point where this particular journey began, the moment when – perhaps unknowingly – he took a leap of faith. It was a typically grey chilly December day in London when the […]

Cloudy Bay turns 30

In a new post, Gareth Birchley – Fine Wine Buyer for Asia – details a unique dinner celebrating Cloudy Bay’s 30th anniversary, with a vertical tasting of vintages back to 1987 confirming his belief that Marlborough Sauvignon is truly age-worthy. Wine is not a job, it’s a passion. In this industry, if you live and […]

A missive from the bottling line

As our new own-label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is released, its maker – Churton’s Sam Weaver – looks back at his days working on the Berry Bros. & Rudd bottling line. In June of this year I bottled the first vintage of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s own Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, made by myself at Churton. As the […]

Grape expectations

As we celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day, Richard Veal – member of our Private Wine Events team and New World Specialist – examines how this varietal has worked its way to the top of the vine. Something of a sleeper for centuries, Sauvignon Blanc performed its role anonymously yet very effectively. Originally as an un-named […]