Tag: Number Three

They came to Number Three: The Prizefighters

In the spring of 1979, in the 50th issue of our magazine Number Three, we wrote about one of the most intriguing entries in our weight books for July 23, 1808, recording “a weigh-in” of the famous prizefighters Tom Cribb and Jem Belcher, between the champions’ two classic fights. Witnessed by George Berry the first, […]

The enduring power of print

In an extract from the inaugural issue of our new “No.3” magazine, Simon Berry reflects on wine writing past, present and future – an “aspect of good living” that’s as enjoyable today as it was when we first published a wine magazine more than 60 years ago When, in 1954, my father decided that Berry Bros. & […]

They came to Number Three: Lord Byron

First published in the Autumn 1958 edition of Number Three Saint James’s Street, the following piece is part of a series entitled “They Came to Number Three”. In it we see how the life and works of infamous dandy Lord Byron were played out in our historic ledgers Whether he dined heartily on steaks and […]

From the inside: barrel to bottle

Originally published in the spring of 1971 in our Number Three magazine, this article considers the move toward château-bottling and away from shipping in cask, much to our initial horror. Like other traditional wine merchants we have built our reputation by buying wines in cask and bottling them under our own label. Now it looks […]