Category Archives: BBR

La Vendimia Rioja 2006

So Contador is in yellow and all is well. I can drink Spanish wine and call it necessary for blogging purposes. I’m so excited about how Bradley Wiggins is doing that I may have to stock up on English wine anyway just to be supportive. We had a La Vendimia Rioja which I’d picked up… Read More »

Dirler Riesling 2005

Germany took on England in the final of the European Under 21 Championship last night and I had neither English nor German wine in the house. A sad state of affairs. I opted for a wine from Alsace, the best I could do in the circumstances. It was a good choice for a hot day.… Read More »

Wine On TV

I received a phone call this evening, a tip off, advanced warning.  I was glad of the call. There’s wine on TV this evening. WooHoo. A real programme, the first of a series. OK so there’s only three episodes, but the first one is about Berry Bros and Rudd, their history and how they’re coping… Read More »

Bava Barolo de Castiglion Falletto 2000

The credit crunch is biting hard in the world of wine, with everyone thinking about how to cut back on spending in different ways. I admit that looking out for bargain Barolo isn’t exactly bread-line behaviour, but I felt I was doing my bit for the economy by picking up a discounted bottle of Bava… Read More »

BBR Christmas 2008 Wine Voucher

Times are tough in the wine world, and although Berry Bros. & Rudd normally rise above such a common practice as discounting, this year they’ve got in on the act with a £50 discount if you spend over £250 on wine. For most people that’ll be a couple of cases of something quite nice, or… Read More »

Altano Duoro Reserva 2003

You know times are tough when Berry Bros & Rudd start sending you ‘Sale’ emails and actively promoting their Outlet centre. I like the outlet centre, everyone is utterly charming, the wines are good and you get discounts. These aren’t wines to be stored forever, so they have the added bonus that you need to… Read More »