Berry Bros – Sustainability in Bordeaux – 2016 Brunello di Montalcino

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The natural order: sustainability in Bordeaux

Bordeaux may be a region steeped in tradition, but it has a surprisingly nimble approach to sustainability. From rewilding to recycling, Jane Anson investigates the sustainable initiatives being adopted by region’s winemakers.


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Mark Pardoe MW on St Estèphe

Ahead of our Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur releases, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW is hosting a series of talks to break down the vintage in greater detail. On 13th May, Mark will be turning the spotlight onto St Estèphe and Pauillac. On our blog, you’ll also find a handy overview of the St Estèphe region.

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The guardian: meet Chris Layland

On an edge-of-town industrial estate in Basingstoke, our warehouses are home to over nine million bottles. It’s a remarkable collection of wines, including everything from rare first growths to cases of our Good Ordinary Claret. Now, we’d like to introduce you to the gatekeeper of our collection: Chris Layland.


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Our shops are open again

Our shops are open again, and the team are excited to share some of their current recommendations. Siggi from our London Shop is singing the praises of a 2007 Vérité Le Désir (“It’s robust yet elegant, with a deep blueberry and blackberry core,” he says). Meanwhile, in Basingstoke’s Warehouse Shop, Leon has singled out a ripe, complex 2019 Saint-Véran that’s just right with salmon or lighter dishes. Discover more recommendations from our shop teams below, or drop in to see us.

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Champagne Ruinart: a historic house

Maison Ruinart is the region’s oldest Champagne House, dating back to 1729. Located in the city of Reims, the house sits atop a labyrinth of ancient crayères (chalk quarries) dug beneath the streets. Bottles are left to mature in these atmospheric cellars until the moment is right. For a limited time only, we’re offering 20% off on three of Ruinart’s cuvées.


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2016 Own Selection Brunello di Montalcino

The latest vintage of our Brunello di Montalcino has just arrived. It’s made for us by Fattoria La Màgia, a small organic estate run by Fabian Schwarz. Davy Żyw, our Italy Buyer, says the ’16 vintage is “nearly perfect”. It’s rich with notes of black cherries, dried flowers and smoky minerality.


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Our Italian spring menu

This week, Stewart Turner has put together a delicious three-course, Italian-inspired feast. It features a starter of heirloom tomato tart with creamy burrata and olive; a main of osso bucco with bone marrow crust, saffron and wild garlic gnocchi; and a dessert of vanilla pannacotta with blood orange and hazelnut crumble. You’ll find a selection of Italian wines chosen by Barbara Drew MW to complement the dishes.


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Virtual tasting: Explore the Rhône Valley

The two ends of the Rhône Valley are quite unlike one another: one championing single-varietal winemaking, with similarities to neighbouring Burgundy; the other, renowned for its blends and full of generous Mediterranean warmth. Join wine specialist Olivia Bodle on 28th May to explore the wines of this fascinating region.


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