Month: September, 2011

‘Be a Berrys’ Wine Buyer’ winner Peter Turner comes to the Langhe…

Trying to convey to Peter Turner, and his companion Christine Wild, in a couple of days what I’d learnt about buying over ten years was the task. I’d set out a programme that first addressed the context and, importantly, the culture of fine wine; on the second day one of understanding the raw material (the […]

My Favourite Wine – Chris Pollington

Those of you who know me, will know how much I like Italian wines. I find the range and diversity of aromas and flavours offered up by the wines of this great wine producing country to be endlessly fascinating and intriguing. As with France, where a love of the great wines of Bordeaux ultimately led […]

The Grand Tour rolls on: tales of Tuscany through the eyes of Berrys’ team…

Following a three day training visit to Maremma/Bolgheri, Chianti Classico & Montalcino last week, below are their unedited impressions… Adrian Lancer (aka ‘Rocky’) ‘Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the wines in the region. The prices compare favourably with wines from other areas of the Old World – it’s getting increasingly difficult […]

UK Champagne Ambassador Competition

My passion for things sparkling, particularly Champagne, chimes in rather nicely with my role here at Berrys as the designated Champagne Expert (below our esteemed Champagne Buyer, Simon Field MW of course!). My new role will include hosting and presenting many of Berrys’ Champagne-themed tastings, courses and dinners, and because of this, I was invited […]