Welcome to the home of Drinking Well, the podcast designed to help you enjoy and shape your wine collection.
Drinking Well Series Three
Our third series explores the joy of collecting both wines and spirits with six of our in-house experts. Covering topics from counterfeit wine to sustainability, each guest shares a bottle to further explain and explore these themes.
Recorded at our historic home of No.3 St James’s and hosted by Barbara Drew MW.
Drinking Well Series One
For our first series, you’ll hear from our expert Buyers and Account Managers as they discuss which vintages to withdraw from your cellar this year. We also explore the most exciting developments in key fine wine regions, as well as revealing our team’s favourite wines and producers.Find out more
Drinking Well Series Two
Our second series is broadcast from our historic home in St James’s. We’ll be uncorking and discussing wines which our experts have pulled from their own collections. These bottles come from a wine region you may not have discovered, but which undoubtedly deserves to be on your radar.Find out more
Drinking Well 325th Anniversary Special
Barbara Drew MW is joined by eighth-generation family member and Creative Director Geordie Willis and Adam Holden, Director to the Chair’s Office, to discover one of the greatest wine collections in the world: the Family Reserve. Recorded within the Family Reserve cellar itself, this episode explores how this fascinating wine collection has evolved, the complexities of managing such a vast cellar and some of the special bottles within.
Drinking Well Christmas Specials
Our Christmas podcast specials, hosted by one of our Masters of Wine, focus on what to drink this Christmas. They’ll explore the classic and less familiar regions that should be on your Christmas table, as well as which vintages to withdraw from your cellar to enjoy. We’ll also be discussing food and wine pairing and Christmas traditions.
Barbara Drew MW
Barbara joined the wine trade in 2011 knowing, in hindsight, very little about wine. She became a Master of Wine in 2018, one of 415 MWs worldwide. For 10 years she worked in Berry Bros. & Rudd’s events team, hosting many of our dinners, masterclasses and courses. She now leads our content team, working on new ways to educate, inspire and support our customers as they build and enjoy their wine collections.
Hannah worked for Berry Bros. & Rudd as a writer in 2021-22 and hosted series one and two of Drinking Well. Hannah discovered a love for a wide variety of wine regions from her time working in hospitality; to this day she retains a special fondness for Champagne and Burgundy.