Category: Old World

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 […]

The Loire: meet the people behind the wines

As our Loire campaign launches, David Berry Green, our buyer for the region, introduces us to the faces of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s suppliers. Above, from left: David and Sandrine Sautereau, of Domaine David Sautereau; Eric Morgat, and Sebastien Branger of Domaine La Haute Févrie. Above, from left: Jean-Christophe Mandard with his father Jacky; Denis […]

A Tale of Two Sicilies (part two)

In the second instalment of his tour of Sicily’s history, geography and wine, David Berry Green takes us through the patchwork of geology that makes up this fascinating island. Topographically and climatically, Sicily is far from homogeneous; instead diverse terroirs favour specific, indigenous grapes and unique wines. The Mediterranean west and south-western corner, part of […]

A Tale of Two Sicilies (part one)

David Berry Green, our buyer for, and resident of, Italy, recently embarked on a journey through the light and shade of Sicilian winemaking to curate his latest offer. In part one of his blog, he brings to life the vinous history of this enticing isle. It’s black and white really. Not just the differences between […]