Brought to you by Berry Brothers & Rudd and presented by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast delves into the worlds most important fine wine regions, talking to wine buyers and account managers as they share their insights and tips to help you enjoy and build your fine wine collection. Listen now to explore the vintages that are worth uncorking this year.

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Drinking Well

Ep 6 - South America

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie. The final episode of series two focuses on collecting and enjoying South American wine. The wines of Chile and Argentina normally feature quite strongly at the start of a wine lover’s journey – the wines are rich, ripe and enjoyable, but there’s a perception of simplicity. However, as we’ll learn with Buyer Catriona Felstead MW and Account Manager Fergus Stewart, South America offers incredible quality and value across its regions. If you’d like to hear more episodes or learn more about fine wine from our experts, visit bbr.com/podcast

Wine tasted: 2016 Pulenta Estate, Palma Carola Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

Ep 5 - Australia

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. For this episode, Hannah Crosbie is joined by Barbara Drew MW and Sebastian Balcombe from our Buying team to discuss the fascinating wines of Australia. Misconceptions abound when it comes to Australian wine. They are often dismissed as too big, too alcoholic or too oaky. But those myths will be dispelled as our experts illustrate why there are many that deserve a place in your cellar. If you’d like to hear more episodes or learn more about fine wine from our experts, visit bbr.com/podcast 

Wine tasted: 2013 Giaconda, Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, Victoria, Australia 

Ep 4 - Loire

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie. For this week’s episode, we sit down with our Buyers Max Lalondrelle and Adam Bruntlett to discuss the Loire.

Although the pair usually buy for Bordeaux and Burgundy, a bottle of Sancerre from Claude Riffault reveals why the Loire is of increasing importance in the world of fine wine. If you’d like to hear more episodes or learn more about fine wine from our experts, visit bbr.com/podcast

Wine tasted: 2020 Sancerre, Monoparcelle 469, Claude Riffault, Loire

Ep 3 - Germany

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie. This week, we’ll be exploring the multi-faceted world of German wine. Because a bit of knowledge is needed to decipher their wine labels and understand their styles, German wines are something of an insider’s secret. But today, Buyer Rob Whitehead and Barbara Drew MW will explain why German wine is undoubtedly worth the extra effort. If you’d like to hear more episodes or learn more about fine wine from our experts, visit bbr.com/podcast 

 Wine tasted: 2012 Schlossberg Riesling QbA, Eva Fricke, Rheingau 

Ep 2 - South Africa

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. For the next episode of our second series, we travel across the equator to South Africa. Often associated with producing high volumes of ready-to-drink wine, Adam Holden and Victoria Bull from our Buying team will reveal the hidden gems of this emerging fine wine region. If you’d like to hear more episodes or learn more about fine wine from our experts, visit bbr.com/podcast 

Wine tasted: 2005 Sadie Family Wines, Columella, Swartland, South Africa 

Ep 1 - Spain

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie. The first episode of series two concerns Spain – a varied country with very distinct regional identities. Because of this, collecting Spanish wine can often be confusing, but our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW and Javier Perurena are here to unpick its complexities. From Rioja to Priorat all the way down to the Sherry triangle, we’ll reveal why Spanish wine deserves a place in your cellar.

If you’d like to hear more episodes or learn more about fine wine from our experts, visit bbr.com/podcast

Wine tasted: 2009 Viña Tondonia Blanco, Reserva, Bodegas R. López de Heredia, Rioja, Spain 

Trailer - Series 2

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast is designed to help you enjoy and shape your fine wine collection. For our second series, recorded in our historic home on St James’s Street, we’ll be uncorking six different wines our experts have pulled from their own collections. Over the next six episodes, you’ll learn about the wine regions you may not have yet discovered, but undoubtedly deserve to be on your radar.

Ep 6 - Champagne

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast is designed to help you enjoy and shape your fine wine collection. You’ll hear from Buyers and experts from across Berry Bros. & Rudd as they share their insights into the world’s most important fine wine regions. You’ll discover which vintages to drink – and what to look out for – in the year ahead. For the final episode in our first season, Hannah discusses the pleasures of Champagne with Buyer Davy Zyw and Senior Fine Wine Account Manager Tatiana Humphreys. They discuss the Champagne vintages to know, just what makes vintage Champagne so special and the bottles to pop open in 2022.

Ep 5 - Burgundy

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast is designed to help you enjoy and shape your fine wine collection. You’ll hear from Buyers and experts from across Berry Bros. & Rudd as they share their insights into the world’s most important fine wine regions. You’ll discover which vintages to drink – and what to look out for – in the year ahead.

Hannah sits down with Buyer Adam Bruntlett and Head of Commercial Management Martyn Rolph to explore the wonderful wines of Burgundy. It’s a region that never fails to charm the dedicated wine lover, so grab a glass of something good as we discover what Burgundy we should be uncorking in 2022.

Ep 4 - USA

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast is designed to help you enjoy and shape your fine wine collection. You’ll hear from Buyers and experts from across Berry Bros. & Rudd as they share their insights into the world’s most important fine wine regions. You’ll discover which vintages to drink – and what to look out for – in the year ahead.

This week, Buyer Catriona Felstead and Senior Fine Wine Account Manager Michael Jordan bring us the collector’s guide to US wine. No stone is left unturned: they discuss the producers to watch, California and Oregon wineries to know and what US vintages we should be opening in 2022.

Ep 3 - Rhône

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast is designed to help you enjoy and shape your fine wine collection. You’ll hear from Buyers and experts from across Berry Bros. & Rudd as they share their insights into the world’s most important fine wine regions. You’ll discover which vintages to drink – and what to look out for – in the year ahead.

This week, Hannah sits down with Buyer Catriona Felstead and Private Client Manager Gary Owen to explore the Rhône – a region known for its rich and enticing wines. Together, they explore why Rhône wine is an unsung hero in wine collections, the upcoming Rhône En Primeur and which producers and vintages we should be uncorking in 2022.

Ep 2 - Italy

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast is designed to help you enjoy and shape your fine wine collection. You’ll hear from Buyers and experts from across Berry Bros. & Rudd as they share their insights into the world’s most important fine wine regions. You’ll discover which vintages to drink – and what to look out for – in the year ahead.

This week, buyer Davy Zyw and Senior Fine Wine Account Manager Chris Pollington talk all things Italian wine; a region that should be on the radar of any aspiring collector. In this week’s episode, they tell Hannah about the vintages from Tuscany and Barolo that they’re been opening, the key Italian wines to have in your cellar and which vintages to open in 2022.

Ep 1 - Bordeaux

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast is designed to help you enjoy and shape your fine wine collection. You’ll hear from Buyers and experts from across Berry Bros. & Rudd as they share their insights into the world’s most important fine wine regions. You’ll discover which vintages to drink – and what to look out for – in the year ahead.

In this week’s episode, Buyer Max Lalondrelle and Fine Wine Account Manager Henrietta Gullifer sit down with Hannah to discuss the world-famous region of Bordeaux. Listen to discover tips on collecting Claret, where to look for hidden gems, current Bordeaux trends in the fine wine market and what vintages we should be uncorking in 2022.

If you’d like to learn more about fine wine from our experts, visit bbr.com/podcast

Trailer - Drinking Well with Berry Bros. & Rudd

Drinking Well is brought to you by Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant. Hosted by Hannah Crosbie, this podcast is designed to help you enjoy and shape your fine wine collection. You’ll hear from Buyers and experts from across Berry Bros. & Rudd as they share their insights into the world’s most important fine wine regions. You’ll discover which vintages to drink – and what to look out for – in the year ahead.

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