Month: July, 2009

In Luciano Sandrone’s barrel cellar

Following on from my week nine post, where I spoke with Luciano Sandrone in his cantina, here is a video of us chatting about wine-making in his barrel cellar:

Prophet of Priorat

Alvaro Palacios (left) has been at the forefront of the Spanish wine scene for some 20 years now so we at Berry Bros. were delighted that he could join us and guests at No. 3 St James’s for our ‘Prophet of Priorat’ dinner on 3rd July.

Sicily’s Mt. Etna continues to erupt….with wine!

Week eleven of wine adventures in Piedmont I had been meaning to explore this eastern Sicilian volcanic site for many years (see Mt Etna, left); ever since tasting one of its Etna Rosso wines, a blend of indigenous Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio almost a decade ago. The wines shone brightly then – starfish among […]

Controversy in Beaujolais and Burgundy

The wine industry is waiting to see what will come of the ongoing disagreements between the BIVB (Burgundy’s representative generic body) and the Syndicat des Bourgognes (as reported by Jancis Robinson and Decanter). I have for years been campaigning for the anomaly, by which the Beaujolais crus can be declassified into Bourgogne Rouge, to be […]