Category: Miscellaneous

Eat, drink and sleep Rioja

With our focus firmly on Spain, Buyer Will Heslop offers an essential guide to planning a vinous adventure in Rioja, with tips on bodegas to visit, must-try dishes and where to stay. The quickest way to reach Rioja is to fly to Bilbao and drive due south – within an hour, you’re among the vineyards. […]

A Michaelmas goose

With Michaelmas just a week away, our Head Chef Stewart Turner provides the perfect goose recipe to celebrate the turning of the seasons, a rich roasted bird with an apple and blackberry jus. We have been having Michaelmas dinners for about the past six years at Berry Bros. & Rudd. Cooking a goose to mark […]

Sour Grapes: a vintage con

As Rudy Kurniawan serves out his sentence, Sophie Thorpe reports on the new film documenting his story, Sour Grapes – the spellbinding tale of a connoisseur turned conman. Wine isn’t particularly sexy. Aside from the delicious way it makes you feel, it’s a nerd’s hobby – it’s basically geology, biology and chemistry. And a little […]

How to choose wine for your cellar

While our team is always ready to advise on building a wine cellar, this extract from our Wine School’s introductory book – Exploring & Tasting Wine – explains which wines are worth laying down, and why. WHICH WINES ARE SUITABLE FOR CELLARING? The majority of wines produced today are made to be drunk immediately and […]