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 […]

Dan Keeling on London’s wine scene

This month’s guest blogger is Dan Keeling, half of the duo behind Noble Rot and recently crowned Champagne Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year 2015. Here he discusses how Bordeaux, Burgundy and Barolo have made their way into East London’s edgiest bars; with fine wine no longer solely the remit of hushed restaurants […]

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 […]

Our new English Sparkling Wine

As we release the maiden vintage of our own-label English Sparkling Wine, Charlie Holland – winemaker at Gusbourne – follows its four-year journey to fruition. The story of this wine really starts with the 2011 vintage in Kent. The spring of that year was unusually hot and resulted in an early flowering. The heat didn’t […]