Pinot Noir: The temperamental traveller

Pinot Noir doesn’t play ball. Not by modern standards anyway. It takes a specific climate to get the best out of it. Cool and dry. Not to mention the soil. But it can also hold the biggest reward for winemakers. For virtually every winemaker worth their salt, it’s worth the risk. What other variety is […]

Sauvignon Blanc Day

Sauvignon Blanc Day is celebrated on the 4th May this year – here’s raising a glass to an incredibly versatile (and delicious) grape! Zingy, zesty, refreshing, citrusy, fruity.. a glass of Sauvignon Blanc is hard to beat. Sauvignon Blanc’s profile has surged in recent years, fuelled by the increased availability of delicious Sauvignon Blanc styles […]

Top 10 Christmas Wines

It’s that time of year again, and whatever your festive traditions, they’re bound to involve a little tipple (or two). Corney & Barrow have been trading independently since 1780, so we know a bit about celebrating. We caught up with Fine Wine Sales Manager, Joe Muller to get some advice on Christmas drinking. So Joe, […]

Dinner with New Zealand Producer Michiel Eradus

Some wine evenings seem to fit the wines like a glove. To me the wines of Marlborough family producer Eradus are about relentless quality but practiced in an effortless, unpretentious way, with charm and a lightness of touch. Certainly the dozen Corney & Barrow customers and staff who sat down to dinner with Michiel Eradus […]

Sir Clive Woodward Celebrity Golf Day

Corney & Barrow were pleased to support this event for the Wooden Spoon charity, the children’s charity of Rugby, at Lambourne Golf Club. Along with our customer Henry Cripps and his establishment The White Oak in Cookham we provided the wines for the evening dinner but more on that later. The morning started with coffee […]

Eradus…..Michiel in the rain

Yesterday was the first C&B Eradus BBQ with Michiel Eradus (http://www.eraduswines.co.nz/). We’ve worked with Michiel and his wines since 2002, the range has gradually grown from one Sauvignon Blanc. Now he does two Sauvignon Blancs, a Rose and a very impressive Pinot Noir with a nice “old school” style to it. Sadly the weather lived […]