Honouring the past, inspiring the present

As our Own Selection wines parade their smart new labels, Harry Pearce – partner at Pentagram, the international agency behind their design – discusses the challenge of balancing the heritage of Berry Bros. & Rudd with a touch of modernity. The redesign of the Berry Bros. & Rudd Own Selection wines has been more than a […]

One man’s perpetual drive for quality

As we unveil our annual offering from the length and breadth of Italy, Juel Mahoney (otherwise known as Wine Woman & Song) recounts the story of Marco de Bartoli, the man who changed Marsala’s fortunes. Marco de Bartoli is a small traditional winery on the westernmost point of Sicily, in the wine-shipping town of Marsala. As […]

Helen McGinn on the camping essentials

Tent and sleeping bag packed, Helen McGinn – the award-winning author behind The Knackered Mothers’ Wine Club – considers the essential vinous supplies required for a camping trip. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of camping. I’m an unhappy camper, as it were; which is slightly surprising given that I live […]

Kate Spicer on her passion for pink

Continuing our series of guest blogs Kate Spicer declares her shameless love of rosé: entirely unapologetic, she champions the power of pink. I have some neighbours whose everyday wines are far from ordinary: Guigal Côte-Rôties and the very best of the Montrachet crus. I’m constantly dropping in around wine o’clock; “Oh, no I’d better not. […]