Tag: wine

Saving grapes

The wines of Greece have been experiencing a resurgence on our shores. While Assyrtiko and Agiorgitiko weave their way into wine drinkers’ hearts, one producer is reviving other, more obscure grapes from Greece’s past. Here, Buyer Will Heslop introduces Domaine Lyrarakis. Few producers can be credited with reviving a grape varietal on the brink of […]

On wine and civilisation

Much more than merely a drink, wine is ingrained in our culture. Here Simon Field MW muses not just wine’s place in the world but his role in buying it for Berry Bros. & Rudd. When my tutor advised, somewhat whimsically, all those years ago: “Field, if there is one author you will turn back […]

A guide to glassware

“Twenty per cent of the enjoyment of wine comes from the glass it is drunk from.” Francis Berry was a little ahead of his time in emphasising the importance of glassware in 1931, but today it is an acknowledged fact that a decent glass is essential for enjoying fine wine. This extract from our introductory […]

In search of good-value Burgundy: the quest for the Holy Grail?

While the wines of Burgundy woo wine lovers the world over, their prices don’t always offer the same satisfaction. Here Adam Bruntlett – one of our expert buyers – offers advice on how to hunt down the region’s best-value bottles. Having recently visited our growers in Chablis, the Côte d’Or and the Mâconnais, all of […]