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


In 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.


Drinking Well Episode One:

Join us as we delve into Bordeaux – our most-collected fine wine region. In this episode, you’ll hear from Buyer Max Lalondrelle and Account Manager Henrietta Gullifer as they share their tips and advice on which vintages to open, producers to look out for and more.

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Drinking Well Episode Two:

In this episode of Drinking Well, we hear from Buyer Davy Żyw and Account Manager Chris Pollington as they share their passion for Italian wine. You’ll learn which vintages to tuck into (and which to resist), trends to watch out for and which producers you should have on your radar.

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Drinking Well Episode Five:

For the fifth episode in this series of Drinking Well, we discuss the pleasures of collecting Burgundy. We sit down with Buyer Adam Bruntlett and Commercial Manager Martyn Rolph to find out which vintages you should be enjoying this year – and which need more time – as well as hearing tips and advice on producers and appellations to look out for.

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Drinking Well Episode Six:

In this episode of Drinking Well, we discuss the pleasures of Champagne with Buyer Davy Żyw and Account Manager Tatiana Humphreys. From which vintages you should be opening to which producers to watch out for, you’ll hear expert advice to help you get the most from your Champagne collection.

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Hannah Crosbie, Copywriter

Hannah started as a writer for Berry Bros. & Rudd when she joined in 2021; and now works as host and producer for Drinking Well. Hannah discovered a love for a wide variety of wine regions from her time working in hospitality; 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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How not to collect Burgundy

Many of our colleagues are avid collectors of Burgundy. But they’ve also made their fair share of mistakes along the way. Here, they open up about some of the things they’d do differently if they were to start all over again.

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Spotlight on Pierre Péters

The Péters family have a proud history in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger – though some of their greatest vintages are just around the corner.

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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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