Month: July, 2010

Ch. d’Issan, Bordeaux

Following on from our very successful Bordeaux 2009 tasting in London last Monday, Emmanuel Cruse from Ch. d’Issan (Margaux’s oldest château, no less) came in to give us a taste of some of his vibrant, floral back-vintages and explain to us a little about the history of this beautiful estate.

Wine World Cup Wrapped Up

The World Cup is over and Spain now reign supreme as masters of the soccer universe. But equally importantly, many congratulations to Richard Taylor who won Berrys’ Wine World cup with ‘Team RT’! His reward for this great honour? A case of wine so fantastic that it inspired thousands of people (including our Chairman, Simon […]

A Madeiran adventure

Located nearly 500 miles west of Casablanca, basking in gentle Atlantic currents (not so gentle during the recent floods) Madeira is a small volcanic island, beloved of the so-called silver tourists and of course of those who appreciate the very finest of fine fortified wines. I, for a few more years at least,  fall only […]

Bordeaux 2009…. we ain’t seen nothing yet!!!

It’s been the most hectic, frantic and let’s face facts, bonkers three weeks of my 22 years in the wine business. Seventeen hours-a-day of what seemed like stratospheric prices that we shouldn’t buy at one minute, that then sell out in an hour…….I’ve never seen anything like it.   So is this insanity that’s all […]