Month: October, 2012

Berrys’ No.3 Bar at The Royal Albert Hall

For a company with a 300-year-old heritage, and a traditional image, Berry Bros. seem to like innovating! In the past 20 years or so, we have broken more new ground, it seems, than ever before. Shops in Heathrow (now sadly departed), businesses in Asia, forays into the world of hospitality, new products, two new warehouses, […]

Cheese and Wine Masterclass in our Bin End Shop

There is always a real sense of excitement in the Bin End Shop on Masterclass Saturdays. These informal, fun events give customers the perfect opportunity to hone their food and wine skills through the discovery of some wonderful pairings. Guided by our enthusiastic shop manager, Nick Page, and his famous food and wine matching skills, […]

Marcarini’s Manuel Marchetti introduces his Barolo Brunate vineyard

I catch up with the ever cheerful Manuel Marchetti, winemaker and owner of the historical Poderi Marcarini, as he harvests his prized Nebbiolo vineyard of Brunate; a vineyard that first appeared on a Barolo label in the vintage of 1934, before the village of La Morra even received running water! Poderi Marcarini remains doggedly traditional […]

The Unico Vertical, Vega Sicilia – Vintages from 1920 to 2005

There is an aura surrounding Unico, Spain’s most aristocratic vinous offering. Unico is the flagship cuvée from Vega Sicilia and perhaps the most iconic Spanish wine available worldwide. An invitation arose to taste 26 vintages of Unico at The Square, Mayfair in a ‘vertical’ comparison with wines dating back from 1920 to their youngest barrel […]