Month: June, 2010

Ramblings of a wine buyer

Every year the time between when we taste the wines and when we get the prices to sell them to you seems to get longer and longer. I just wanted to express how I understand your frustrations with the ludicrous and seemingly pointless nature of this delay. I have to say this is the most […]

Chiara Boschis of Barolo producer E.Pira plants a new vineyard…

I hadn’t long landed back in Serralunga d’Alba after my two weeks in Tuscany when I was off again to Monforte, just across the valley, this time to watch Chiara Boschis of Barolo producer E.Pira plant a new vineyard.

Come on you reds (and whites and rosés)

World cup fever is about to hit and nowhere more than in Berrys’ HQ, where we’ve designed our very own online Wine World Cup fantasy football game – with a wine twist… It works just like an normal fantasy football game but you can only choose players from the 12 major wine producing nations who […]

Rediscovering Beaujolais

For the last several weeks I have been much more in Beaujolais mode than Burgundy, prospecting for suppliers to add to the range to take advantage both of the brilliance of 2009 in the region, and also what I perceive to be a renewed interest in the region from trade, press and consumers alike. Thank […]