Month: November, 2013

Italian Vintage 2013 reports from the Marche, Calabria, Tuscany and Liguria

The following reports are provided by Aldo Cifola (La Monacesca), Sergio Arcuri, Loredana Tanganelli (Scopetone) and Mirco Mastroianni (Massaretti). First up, Aldo Cifola, winemaker/owner at the La Monacesca estate, recounts how his Verdicchio di Matelica fared: “Summer 2013 was complicated due to the repetitive rain showers in June and July, let alone the unprecedented eight […]

A Burgundy dinner in the cellars

Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Sophie Nicoll takes a tour of Burgundy in the heart of St. James’s at one of our celebrated Wine School evenings. Burgundy is a region of fascination as well as confusion and complexity for many wine lovers. When asked to help at our Wine School’s Tour of Burgundy dinner one cold […]

Rioja: “a Burgundy-style wine with a Bordeaux history”

In the midst of our Spain campaign (‘The Golden Route’) Berry Bros & Rudd’s Sara Guiducci reports on the remarkable influence France has had on the wines of Rioja. Rioja, with its rich winemaking culture that traces its history back to the Roman period, is steeped in history, and today’s producers are proud of their […]

Aglianico del Vulture trembles with new eruptions…

Italian Buyer David Berry Green reports from the vineyards surrounding the Monte Vulture volcano, and finds the political temperature is rising amongst the producers. Basilicata’s mountain vineyard, the brooding volcanic Monte Vulture, surrounded by one thousand hectares of noble Aglianico vine, threatens to ‘erupt’ anew, despite having lain dormant for 300,000 years. I’m just back […]