Berry Bros. & Rudd continues literary lunches with Ian Rankin, William Sitwell, Fred Goodwin and Iain Martin


Berry Bros. & Rudd is delighted to announce the continuation of its literary lunch series.

Following the success of last year’s events with author of the popular ‘No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ series, Alexander McCall Smith, political Journalist and Editor Iain Martin and British historian and author Andrew Roberts, Berry Bros. & Rudd will continue to bring the magic of wine and literature to life in series of gastronomic experiences aimed at the literary oenophile.

This year brings a new series of lunches with crime writer Ian Rankin, food writer and Master Chef Critic, William Sitwell and author of the award-winning book ‘Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the men who blew up the British Economy’, Iain Martin.

Hosted by wine expert Will Lyons, Berry Bros. & Rudd is thrilled to offer customers the opportunity to join food writer and Master Chef critic Will Sitwell for two events in October. The lunch (Friday 6th October) and dinner (Friday 13th October) events titled ‘A Culinary Adventure Through Time’ will feature dishes from history – from the ancient Mesopotamia and Elizabethan England to 20th century wartime and the global London restaurant scene of the 2000s. The menu will be expertly crafted by Berry Bros. & Rudd Head Chef Stewart Turner and will showcase the tastiest dishes from the past and present. Stories from his A History of Food in 100 Recipes and tales from his latest tome Eggs or Anarchy will also be discussed.

The next literary event on Friday 17th November, will see the UK’s biggest-selling crime writer, Ian Rankin welcome guests for an afternoon of fine wine, epicurean gastronomy and tales of Edinburgh’s underbelly. Rankin, whose fictional police detective, John Rebus, has garnered millions of followers across the globe, developed his love of French wines during his time living in France. Over lunch, Will Lyons will assist in guiding diners through the wines and will lead the interview Rankin.

Berry Bros. & Rudd will also be offering customers the chance to delve into American history with ‘The Life and Wines of Thomas Jefferson’ on Friday 10th November and ‘Hemingway and Cocktails’ on Monday 16th October. A series of five ‘Lunch and Learns’ has also been launched, they follow the history of port, champagne, calvados and the history of Britain’s relationship with Bordeaux.

For further information on these and other events at Berry Bros. & Rudd, visit