Month: December, 2012

The end is nigh? Time to sit back and enjoy the sounds of the Italia 2012 harvest!

More precisely, the sweet sound of Lucio Battisti played out in the midst of Odilio Antoniotti’s stunning Bramaterra vineyard as his Nebbiolo harvest came to a close.

2011 Burgundy Tasting Trip – Our first impression of the vintage

The weather forecast for Burgundy was sunny and warm….a nice surprise as I usually pack my thermal underwear otherwise reserved for skiing trips. At Berry Bros. & Rudd we are extremely lucky that out entire Fine Wine sales-team has the opportunity to taste the new vintage before a new release allowing us to speak with […]

Kampai! Eight artisan producers visit Japan to launch Berrys’ Italian range…

For years I’d been told how the Japanese really ‘got’ Italian wines, gastronomy, fashion and culture generally. Indeed for many fine wine producers over the past 20 years Japan has become one of their top export markets. This was my first visit, proudly leading a group of Berrys’ suppliers: the Langhe’s Manuel Marinacci, Gianluca Viberti […]

Introducing Ciro Picariello, producer of fine Campanian whites…

New to the Berry Bros. & Rudd Italian range are the white wines of the Picariello family, whose cantina lies high up among the Irpinian hills at Summonte, close to Avellino. Ciro is an architect by training who turned winemaker once he met his wife Rita (Guerriero), owner of the land! Together with their daughter Emma […]