Category: New World

A missive from the bottling line

As our new own-label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is released, its maker – Churton’s Sam Weaver – looks back at his days working on the Berry Bros. & Rudd bottling line. In June of this year I bottled the first vintage of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s own Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, made by myself at Churton. As the […]

Beyond Bordeaux: yea

This month two members of our Fine Wine team battle it out over whether one should seek the comfort of classic regions, or – as Martyn Rolph argues here – constantly push ones vinous boundaries in search of something new. As Forrest Gump once said – or at least Tom Hanks in an amicable southern […]

Jamie Goode on the itinerant lifestyle of a wine writer

Midway through his first visit to Washington State, Jamie Goode takes a moment to reflect on the importance of visiting wine regions, meeting the winemakers and understanding the story behind each bottle. As I write, it’s just before 5am in the morning, and I’m jetlagged. I’m in Seattle, and the second day of a journalist […]

‘South Africa… A fresh start’: a reprise

Catriona Felstead MW – our South Africa Buyer – reflects on how the country’s remarkable wine scene has developed since the abolition of apartheid. I found it fascinating looking back through the window of time offered by ‘South Africa… A fresh start’. It cannot be denied that, following the end of apartheid in March 1992, […]