England’s highest cellar

Tom Cave, our esteemed Cellar Plan Manager, knows a thing or two about setting wine aside for future drinking. Along with the weighty task of stocking the Berry Bros. & Rudd house reserves, he also manages a more idiosyncratic cellar, the highest in England (we think), in a location we have promised to keep suitably […]

Let Batailley commence…

Somehow word had got out that, while in Bordeaux to taste 2013 from cask, a light lunch with a couple of older vintages of Ch. Batailley would go down very well with the Berry Bros. & Rudd team. Tom Cave, our Cellar Plan Manager, reports on how the Château’s vintages are developing. Our host, the ever […]

Vintage Port – what’s drinking well

Fortunate enough to have laid down some decent Port? Tom Cave, our Cellar Plan manager, goes into his archives to find those bottles which are showing at their best right now. Anyone lucky enough to own Vintage Port from the decade preceding 1970 will likely have consumed their 1960s and be well into their 1966s […]

Vintage update from Bordeaux: what’s drinking well in your cellar?

The fear of every wine collector is that, in the quest for perfect maturity, carefully nurtured bottles can slip past their prime. Worse still, is the bottle opened in haste – too young to be fully appreciated. In a series of blogs from our buyers, we unearth those wines which are ready to show their […]