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


Our third series explores the joy of collecting and enjoying wines and spirits with six of our in-house experts. Covering topics from provenance to sustainability, we'll be opening up a bottle with each of our guests to further explore these themes.


Recorded in the Spirits room and the Bourne room at our historic home, No.3 St James’s, join us in conversation hosted by Barbara Drew MW.

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Drinking Well Episode One:
Lizzy Rudd and Leclerc Briant

In the first episode of our third series, we speak to the Chair of Berry Bros. & Rudd and third-generation Rudd family member, Lizzy Rudd.

Over a bottle of Champagne from organic and biodynamic producer, Leclerc Briant, Lizzy discusses history, family and the centrality of sustainability in wines and spirits.

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Drinking Well Episode Two:
Philip Moulin and 2004 Ch. du Tertre

In this episode, we speak to our Quality and Authentication Manager, Philip Moulin about provenance, storage and counterfeit wine.

Using the 2004 wines from both Château du Tertre and Château Brane-Cantenac, Philip illustrates how wines develop and age – and how important their storage is to this process.

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Drinking Well Episode Three:
Tara Field and Luigi Giordano

For this episode of Drinking Well, we speak to Tara Field, one of our Account Managers. Tara shares her passion for Italian wines with a bottle of 2019 Barbaresco, Cavanna from Luigi Giordano.

We hear some of Tara’s advice for new collectors, discover more about her journey into the world of wine and establish what excites her about collecting and enjoying wine.

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Drinking Well Episode Four:
Joe Whittaker and Ben Nevis

Our Global Spirits Brand Ambassador, Joe Whittaker joins us for episode four to discuss all things spirits.

Accompanied by a bottle of 1998 Ben Nevis Scotch whisky, Joe discusses collecting spirits, their part in a balanced cellar and our role as an independent bottler.



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Drinking Well Episode Five:
Ed Richardson and Occidental

We discuss the intricacies and the history of collecting fine wine with Private Client Manager, Ed Richardson.

Ed shares a bottle of Occidental’s 2019 Station Vineyard Pinot Noir from California. As well as discussing classic fine wine regions, Ed enthuses about his regions to watch, producers to keep an eye on and how to assess whether a wine is worth collecting.

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Drinking Well Episode Six:
Charlie Rudd and Domaine Comte Armand

In the final episode of this series, we speak to Charlie Rudd, Regional Manager for Southeast Asia and fourth generation of the Rudd family.

Over a bottle of 2007 Volnay from Domaine Comte Armand, he and Barbara discuss the timeless appeal of Burgundy, the joy of Singaporean food matching and the wonder of making memories with wine.

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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 414 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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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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