Month: October, 2011

News from the Langhe, Piedmont

Swapping the cellars of No.3 St. James’s Street for the Langhe vineyards proved an effortless transition for my colleague Sue Wren as she joined the team at Cantina Mascarello Bartolo for three weeks of harvesting… and cleaning bottles this September/October. Here’s how she recalls the experience… ‘David Berry Green picked me up from Turin Airport […]

From ‘legendary’ to ‘double triumph’ – a decade of Ch. Haut-Bailly

A small gathering of some of the UK’s most renowned wine writers assembled in our Pickering Cellar to taste a vertical of 11 vintages of Ch. Haut-Bailly recently (4th October), where the general manager of the chateaux in Pessac-Léognan, Veronique Sanders, gently guided us through 11 vintages from 2000 to 2010. You could hear a […]

Manuel Marinacci – the face of things to come in Barbaresco?

Barbaresco has often struggled with its own identity. Half the size of the neighbouring Barolo zone just ten minutes down the road, references about it being Barolo’s ‘sister’, the ‘queen’ to Barolo’s ‘king’, has only served to heighten its complex of inferiority. As a result many of its producers over the past twenty years have […]

My Favourite Wine – Gary Owen

Choosing my favourite wine was a much more difficult task than it first appeared, and not least as at Berrys we have the opportunity to taste some of the greatest wines in the world. After much deliberation, (and I really mean that!) I have returned to not one, but two wines which have shaped my personal interest, […]