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 »

Podcask

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 »