Category: Food & Wine

True chocolate

As both Valentine’s Day and Easter approach, Peter Newton – chocolate afficionado and member of our Fine Wine team – considers the parallels between fine chocolate and fine wine. With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, acquiring an appropriate box of chocolates is top of the shopping list; but, as a new trend sweeps the chocolate market, the old go-to brands simply […]

Pairing wine with shellfish

In the sixth and final chapter on pairing wine with key ingredients, food writer Susie Carter looks at the best matches to complement shellfish. Shellfish is very delicate in flavour, so it’s important not to overpower it with the wine you serve. France tends to have a more austere approach to aromatic whites than New […]

Pairing wine with spicy food

In part five of our series, food writer Susie Carter takes a look at how to successfully pair wines with key ingredients. This month she tackles one of the trickiest areas: what to drink with spicy food After the rich fare of the Christmas period, I find myself craving fresh, spicy dishes in January to […]

All I want for Christmas is…

Demetri Walters MW, Sales Manager in our Private Wine Events team, imagines the vinous odyssey he would embark upon were he granted the keys to Berry Bros. & Rudd’s magical private cellars When our chairman recently encouraged me to jump out of an aeroplane at 12,500 feet, I began to consider an ideal-world scenario in […]