Berry Bros. & Rudd

I had a happy half hour this morning being shown the inner sanctum of Berry Bros., including its eighteenth-century parlour, the scales which weighed Lord Byron, its earliest bottle of tokaji and the cellars under the street.

This is the page which recorded Byron’s weight:-


These are the registers of weights:-


The cellars:-




Some early wine labels:-



And some cork screws:-



5 thoughts on “Berry Bros. & Rudd

  1. I used to be a customer of the BB, regularly ordering the wines, alongside with Adnams and the Wine Society. I remember the time when I was interviewed for my PhD at the room of the Institute of Historical Research by Professors Eric Hobsbawm and Tony Sutcliffe in 1982, I had been to the BB to purchase several bottles of their champaign to cerebrate the success of the viva later on. The viva was successful, and I had a very nice drinking session in the evening with my friends.

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