Month: November, 2008

Fratelli Cigliuti Dinner Friday 21st November

Or perhaps that should be ‘Sorelle Cigliuti…’? For on Friday eve the 5th generation of Cigliutis, sisters Claudia (left) and winemaker Silvia, came to Berrys to present 7 of their Alba wines alongside a mercurial Piemontese menu, courtesy of Chief Chef Stewart Turner. The tiny 6 hectare & something estate sits astrid Neive’s Serraboella hill at approx 350 metres elevation, […]

Poppy Day in Burgundy

  The 11th November is equally significant in France – in fact, they have a day’s holiday to mark the anniversary of Armistice Day and remember the fallen of two World Wars and other conflicts. The holiday meant we had a slightly less frenetic wine tasting schedule and 09.00 saw us start the day’s tasting […]

News from Burgundy

Last week a group from the BBR Fine Wine Team visited Burgundy to taste the 2007s, which we will be offering next January. Some may say hard work, others a treat: in truth it’s both. 364 wines in five days is a test, but the pleasure one gets and the insight one gains into the […]

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