Month: September, 2012

Fresh off the blocks: Italy’s 2012 harvest hits its stride…

It’s amazing what can happen when you visit London! Earlier this month forty-four of Berrys’ Italian suppliers came to the notoriously damp Olympic city (to present their wine for our 2012 Grand Tour offer) only to discover that London was bathing under its first week of summer sun, while rain was finally pouring at home! […]

The 2012 Burgundy Harvest

The weather is changing so it must be time to start picking, after a wretched start to the season, a proper August and a beautiful, hot,  first ten days of September, the weather has turned notably autumnal starting with yet another storm over Santenay and Puligny on Tuesday night. The forecast is ok for the […]

The history of the 2012 St Emilion Classification

On Friday 7th September INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine) announced the new classification for St Emilion. The classification is revised every ten years to encourage producers to retain their top position by the quality of their wines. As estates can be downgraded as well as upgraded, the classification has a controversial history and was […]

Berrys’ fine wine Italian odyssey continues as we launch our 2012 Grand Tour offer…

Occupying twice the space as last year, in London’s Lindley Hall, SW1, Berrys guided over 400 of its private customers the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula as they sampled the produce of an unprecedented 44 producers from 12 regions, showing nearly 100 wines. Reflecting the increasing quality and recognition of Italy’s southern fine […]