Category Archives: BBR

Au Bon Climat – Well exposed

This weekend Coventry City managed to dodge administration meaning a ten point deduction, a likely player exodus and relegation from the Championship. Dodgy dealing has seen chairmen come and go, and as the full horror of the £38m debt was revealed Joe Elliott, retired Coventry car accessories magnate (!) was left holding the baby. The… Read More »

Condrieu Les Ravines Niero 2002

It’s seriously frosty out there and I needed some warming up. I opted for a sunshine wine Condrieu Les Ravines Niero 2002 from Berry Bros & Rudd. Pale gold in colour with thick and gloopy legs, it looks warming. It smells quite floral, with honeysuckle and more direct honey. It’s dry with a medium acidity… Read More »

Bargain Hunt

I was driving through Basingstoke recently. Not something that generally fills a person with joy, but this particular day there was a silver lining to the cloud. Up above the dual carriageway on a rather grim trading estate was the Berry Bros & Rudd Outlet Store. Yes, the oldest wine shop in the world, official… Read More »


The wine world really has taken the internet to heart, with wine drinkers able to buy wine on the web and talk about it endlessly on weblogs. This level of e-embracing might seem like a threat to an old style bricks and mortar wine retailer, and you don’t get much older than Berry Bros &… Read More »