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


Our Christmas podcast specials are recorded in our historic home in St James’ and hosted by Barbara Drew, one of our Masters of Wine. We’ll be discussing the wines our experts will be drinking this Christmas, exploring a range of regions and styles, from the classic to the less familiar. Food and wine pairing and the vintages to withdraw from your cellar this Christmas will all be on the menu.

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Drinking Well Christmas Special
Red & White Wines

Our first Christmas podcast special explores which red and white wines to drink this festive season. With Account Manager Amy Johnson and Commercial Manager Martyn Rolph, we explore both classic and more unusual whites to serve a crowd, the Bordeaux wines that are perfect for turkey, and why large formats win every time at Christmas.

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Drinking Well Christmas Special
Sparkling, Sweet and Fortified

Our second Christmas podcast special covers the sparkling, sweet and fortified wines to open this festive season. With Account Manager Tom Cave and Wine Educator Rebecca Lamont, we explore the best ways to serve sweet wines, which Champagne vintages are tasting magnificent now, and whether it’s ever acceptable to pass the Port to the right.

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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.  



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.

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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.

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