History repeating itself? Bordeaux 40 years on

Our Chairman, Simon Berry, first cut his teeth in Bordeaux 40 years ago. Here he reflects on how the Bordelais could learn some lessons from 1974… Its 40 years exactly, give or take a few months, since I first visited Bordeaux. Then, aged 15, I was on “an exchange” with a boy named Gerard whose […]

Plus ça change

Marking the debut of the new-look Berry Bros. & Rudd blog, Chairman Simon Berry reflects on why evolution is the life-blood of success in the wine business – so long as we stay true to our roots, of course. In 1988, the inimitable Haro Hodson produced this wonderful image for our bi-annual magazine: ‘The Old […]

Berrys’ No.3 Bar at The Royal Albert Hall

For a company with a 300-year-old heritage, and a traditional image, Berry Bros. seem to like innovating! In the past 20 years or so, we have broken more new ground, it seems, than ever before. Shops in Heathrow (now sadly departed), businesses in Asia, forays into the world of hospitality, new products, two new warehouses, […]

Caveat Emptor!

Following the recent revelation that a couple of questionable bottles of whisky purporting to have been bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd in the 1970s have recently been offered for sale, I have taken steps to remove any fakes from circulation. Having seen the damage wrought in fine wine circles by a few unscrupulous individuals, […]