Tag: No.3 St James’s Street

Mystery in miniature

Julian Wiseman – the author of a new reference book, Port Vintages – attempts to unravel one of the smallest secrets of our history; the identity of a few bottles in a rather special cellar

The cellarman of St James’s

He’s tasted almost 150 different vintages, seen four decades of change and survived Norman Shelley’s scrumpy: Alexis Self talks to Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Allan Perry If you’ve bought a bottle from No.3 St James’s Street in the last 37 years, chances are it’s passed through the hands of Allan Perry. On Friday 27th April, […]

Keeping shop

As we swing open a new set of doors on Pall Mall, our Chairman Simon Berry peers around the corner, pondering the evolution of No.3 St James’s Street When I first worked in the shop at No.3 St James’s, it wasn’t really a shop. The only bottles on display were ancient and empty. “Why would […]

Mastering the swirl-and-spit

During a six-week stint in our Pickering Cellar, food writer Victoria Stewart gets to grips with the major grape varieties and graduates from wine novice to confident swirl-sniff-spitter on our Introductory Wine course. Until recently I dreaded wine lists. Sure, I could navigate my way around thoughtful menus divided into ‘crisp and refreshing’ or ‘fruity’, but […]