Month: May, 2011

The far side of the world

For those of you contemplating travelling to Argentina in the near future,  may I offer are three very valuable pieces of advice. Firstly you must in fact go first to Chile, so as to benefit from going too far, as it were, and having the excuse of crossing the Andes four times before returning home (as […]

Let the games commence!

 Now we have all the cards on the table…let the games commence!   Ok so what do we know?   1. We LOVE  2010  Bordeaux (reds only really. The dry whites are a tad too puppy-fatty and the sweeties are just not that exciting, as general rule of thumb.) As a vintage 2010 is on […]

Helmut & Cornelius Dönnhoff visit Berrys to present their 2010 vintage

It was a priceless moment during the Dönnhoffs’ visit to Berrys, Basingstoke, on Wednesday last when legendary Riesling producer and father Helmut Dönnhoff recounted how he grew his family’s plot of Niederhauser Hermannshöhle, Nahe’s finest site, from just three rows (0.01 hectares) in 1971 to over four hectares today; 50% of the total vineyard. In […]