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Celebrating Edward VII’s Birthday with The King’s Ginger and Berry Bros

The level of kitsch and pretence was nearly as copious as the amount of booze in the cocktails during a recent posthumous birthday lunch for King Edward VII, with The King himself on hand to preside over the merriment. As wackily anachronistic as the celebration was, the setting could not have been more authentic or historically spot on. Of course as is so often the case with too many wonderful experiences, there had to be a hitch. Continue reading

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Berry Bros. & Rudd: Britain’s Oldest Wine and Spirit Merchant (CheapOair)

Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant. A supplier to the Royal Family since the reign of King George III, historic customers have included Lord Byron, William Pitt the Younger and the Aga Khan. While Berry … Continue reading

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Good Stuff

I’ve been experiencing so much incredibly amazing stuff over the past couple of months, I’ve had hardly little time to keep up with it all much less to publish another post in my Good Stuff series. But today’s the first taste … Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Bad stuff: I’m missing a close friend’s birthday bash because I’m too ill (hacking cough, nasal congestion, achy joints, general fatigue) to go out and I’m not sure if I’m going to be well enough to participate in a couple of … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 26 April 2012 (Londonist)

Hops, cobnuts, festivals, port, the world’s best restaurant and more – a delicious round up of London’s food and drink news … London Food & Drink News: 26 April 2012 Londonist, 26 April 2012 Photo/tezzer57

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Wine of the Month: 2010 Sancerre Blanc, André Dezat

Forgive that off colour staining on the label in the above pic, but I was cooking while quaffing and thoroughly enjoying both when a bit of sauce splashed out onto the bottle of this 2010 Sancerre blanc … this crisp, … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2010 La Cadène, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Domaine Chaume Arnaud

A mostly good but very long week rolled up to a quiet Friday night at home. Having this Côtes du Rhône white in the fridge was a relief. A simple but satisfying mozzarella salad, some taramosalata on toast and a … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2010 Berrys’ Argentina Malbec, Pulenta, Mendoza

Valentine’s Day came late at tikichris towers this year. A week late actually, on Pancake Day. So maybe next week I’ll get around to doing a little pancake flipping in honour of the belated celebration. Until then, I bring you … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 9 February 2012 (Londonist)

London Food & Drink News: 9 February 2012 Londonist, February 9, 2012 at 16:00 pm Berry boasts big wine sales, Housebites does brunch, Budvar hosts a tasting event + more London food and drink news … READ MY COMPLETE POST: … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2007 Château Marsau, Côtes de Francs

I love it when one blog post segues nicely into another. In this case my recipe review of Marcus Wareing’s cheeseburgers presented a tasty excuse to pop open this month’s WOTM, 2007 Château Marsau, Côtes de Francs. Best enjoyed with food, … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2010 Berrys’ Chianti, Badia a Coltibuono, Tuscany

Yes, I’m well aware that it’s been more than a year and a half since my last WOTM review. Hey, just trying to live life these days sometimes gets in the way of trying to live the good life – … Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Remember my last “Good Stuff” post? That was published just over a month ago. Lots more stuff’s been happening since then. And the wonderful thing is that most that stuff’s been good stuff. So, as with that last post back … Continue reading

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Wine! But Where to Buy it?

Whether thirsting for something from Rioja, Mendoza or Mosel, something high end and unique or cheap-n-cheerful, to wow a host or treat a guest, there’s a plethora of options, often to a bewildering extent.  Choosing the right wine for the … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2009 Juliénas, Les Paquelets, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Eve & Michel Rey

This month’s pick is a flavourful number! Available from Berry Bros & Rudd for £15.50 per single bottle, 2009 Juliénas, Les Paquelets Vieilles Vignes, Domain Eve & Michel Rey is a feisty Beaujolais demanding of taste bud attention. Dark and … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2008 Macon Bussieres, Le Monsard Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon 

Tough times deserve great wine. Now, by no means am I suggesting anyone try to drink his or her problems away or seek solutions at the bottom of a bottle, but a good glass of wine can go a long … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2009 Chateau Plantey Canteloup Rosé Bordeaux

Ah yes. Another bank holiday weekend … with lousy weather of course. No worries though. I’m quite content to have a Saturday night in and let the pizza delivery dude brave the rain for me. I’m especially pleased to be … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2007 Berry Bros & Rudd’s 2007 Extra Ordinary White

This month’s choice brings a taste of zest to the palate and is sipped with earnest hopes for a lovely summer. Indeed, with its light and lemony finish, Berry Bros & Rudd’s 2007 Extra Ordinary White is a winner of … Continue reading

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An Anteprima and an En Primeur with Berry Bros & Rudd Wine Merchants (Londonist)

An Anteprima and an En Primeur with Berry Bros & Rudd Wine Merchants Londonist, March 3, 2010 6:26 PM … for a bit of intrigue, consider the 2008 Hermitage Blanc from Domaine Marc Sorrel. Still “lying abroad” and to be … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: 2006 Mâcon-Cruzille, Bret Brothers Paired with Neil Young’s Rust Never Sleeps

An on-again-off-again sunny Saturday afternoon here in London – still cold but with an ever so slight feel of spring in the air – presents a perfect time to sip February’s Wine of the Month. A crisp and honeysuckle-y white … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: Berry Bros & Rudd’s 2007 Domaine de Coudoulet Viognier, Vin de Pays D’Oc

Upon first tasting, I didn’t quite know what to make of this one. I was immediately intrigued when I gave the cork and then my glassful a good whiff but then didn’t think my initial sip equalled my nosed expectations. … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: Berry Bros & Rudd’s 2005 Extra Ordinary Claret

I don’t know about you, but for me the first half of December is always a mad dash of tying up loose ends before Christmas and New Years, making sure I see all the folks I need to see for … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: Berry Bros & Rudd’s 2007 Chateau Ricardelle, Alencades, Vin de Pays d’Oc

Last week, I settled in for a quiet Friday night at home with a bowl of pasta with sugo al finocchio selvatico (fennel sauce … from Carluccio’s), a DVD and a couple of glasses of 2007 Alencades and found the combo … Continue reading

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Wine Review: Autumn Press Tasting at Berry Bros & Rudd Autumn Press Tasting (Londonist)

Wine Review: Autumn Press Tasting Berry Bros & Rudd Autumn Press Tasting Londonist, October 16, 2009 3:21 PM Hey, Londonist never misses a chance to use a spittoon in polite company and yesterday’s press tasting of autumnal selections at Berry … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: Berry Bros & Rudd’s Own Selection Australian Shiraz, Elderton, Barossa Valley

Wow. September’s nearly gone. Has it been a whole month since my last Wine of the Month post? I reckon it has. Well, this month’s pick, Berry’s Australian Shiraz was definitely worth the wait. It’s a big ole dark and … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: Berry Bros & Rudd’s 2007 Côtes du Rhône Rouge Domaine Chapoton

Nice one! Honestly, I don’t care for it as much as the Claret I reviewed last month, but there’s certainly nothing offensive about this month’s choice.  At £7.55 per bottle (£6.80 as part of a case) the price is definitely right. … Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: Berry Bros & Rudd’s Good Ordinary Claret

It’s perfectly understandable why Berry Bros & Rudd’s Good Ordinary Claret is their best selling wine.  It’s delicious – and at £7.30 for an individual bottle, it’s a bargain!  If I had the room, I’d be inclined to purchase a … Continue reading

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