Welcome to the home of Drinking Well, the podcast designed to help you enjoy and shape your wine collection.

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Drinking Well Series Four

Our fourth series looks to the future of wines and spirits with both our in-house experts and friends from outside No.3 St James’s Street. With thoughts on the future from a top industry insider to a Master of Wine’s examination of hot vintages, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Crosbie

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.

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Laying the foundations

There’s no magic formula for building a fine wine collection. It takes time. Like a painting, it’s created in layers – brushstrokes – some things added, some taken away. But when, at last, you savour a bottle you love at its peak maturity, it is one of life’s great pleasures.

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Understanding allocations

We talk to Commercial Manager Martyn Rolph about how – and why – we manage our customers’ allocations

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Best of BBX

If you’re looking to back fill your cellar with mature fine wines, there is no better source than BBX. It’s a treasure-trove of rare and sought-after wines, and every wine is provenance assured.

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Fine Wines to Drink Now

As you wait for your wine collection to mature, browse our selection of fine wines which are perfect to drink now.

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How I buy Bordeaux

We asked members of the team from across Berry Bros. & Rudd to share their personal experiences and advice for collecting Bordeaux

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A rising star of the Rhône

It’s been around for centuries, but recent investment and innovation make this Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate one to watch. Here, we take a closer look at La Nerthe’s upward trajectory.

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