Month: November, 2012

Just in! Italy’s Franciacorta sparkling wines now available at Berrys.

It has been said that many of Italy’s prized wines rarely leave the country. One such wine would be the ‘champagne method’, bottle-fermented sparkling wines of the Franciacorta region in Lombardy, near Brescia. For years the market for these Champagne-like wines was Italy, notably the local Milanese. But a recent visit along with my colleague Edwin […]

Harvest news of Aglianico, the black pearl of S.Italy, at Taurasi cantina Luigi Tecce…

I’m so excited by the potential of the Aglianico grape, and its capacity to make great wines to complement the country’s, and world’s, finest; a potential that the South of Italy is finally beginning to grasp, with Luigi Tecce leading the way! Like Nebbiolo, Aglianico delivers its finest expression when sited at altitude, so benefitting […]

Berrys’ Inaugural Spanish Tasting

Our inaugural Spanish tasting took place on Tuesday 30th October, a fantastic evening and our first opportunity to show our broadened Spanish range. This first Spanish release has been months in the making and demonstrates our desire to find and introduce our customers to the very finest wines of Spain. A large proportion of the […]

Dancing in the Douro

A group of five of us stayed at Quinta dos Malvedos where we enjoyed sampling many Ports and even had a hand (or foot) in helping with the 2012 harvest!  Once issued uniforms, all 5 of us and Johnny Symington stepped into the old stone lagare, full of the day’s grape collection – it’s a […]