Category: Food & Wine

Cidre, poiré and Pont l’Evêque cheese

While Calvados needs little introduction, its key ingredient – cidre – is often overlooked. Here, Francis Huicq, our London Shop Manager, introduces us to an elegant, semi-sparkling version (and its delicately flavoured pear counterpart) made by favoured producer Domaine Coeur de Lion. Normandy is a wonderful region, with a coastline consisting – for the most […]

What we’re drinking this summer: Picpoul de Pinet

Picpoul de Pinet is undoubtedly becoming a fixture on restaurant lists and, increasingly, on our tables at home. Simon Field MW, our Wine Buyer for the region, writes on the merits of bringing PdP into your vinous repertoire. Picpoul de Pinet is rather like its Iberian cousin, Albariño, in that it is frighteningly modish and […]

Berry Bros. & Rudd at a… car boot sale?

Fear not, this isn’t a sign of straightened times – but rather a new venture for our wine team. This Sunday, we will be taking a selection of our most interesting and classic bottles to Wine Car Boot: an event for independent merchants in London. Here, we talk to the project’s founder, Ruth Spivey. How […]

The great decanting debate

Welcome to one of the big questions in the world of wine: to decant or not to decant. Anne McHale MW, our education expert, takes to the floor to explore the issue. As I have discovered over the past eight years of working in wine education, the answer to nearly every single wine-related question is […]