Month: December, 2013

Plus ça change

Marking the debut of the new-look Berry Bros. & Rudd blog, Chairman Simon Berry reflects on why evolution is the life-blood of success in the wine business – so long as we stay true to our roots, of course. In 1988, the inimitable Haro Hodson produced this wonderful image for our bi-annual magazine: ‘The Old […]

A taste of Christmas present

Last Thursday the Berry Bros. & Rudd team took over Lindley Hall in Victoria for our annual Christmas tasting: tables bordered the room, laden with wines, meat and cheeses. A huge Christmas tree towered above us, its branches bowing with a mass of baubles and lights. Those who came to sample this year’s seasonal range […]

Italian vintage 2013 reports from Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Puglia and Piedmont

The following reports are provided by Saverio Petrilli (Tenuta di Valgiano), Giovannella Fugazza (Castello di Luzzano), Paolo Benegiamo (L’Astore Masseria) and Nicola Oberto (Trediberri). Saverio Petrilli, winemaker at the Lucchesi estate of Tenuta di Valgiano records that they experienced a difficult spring, due to it having rained from Oct ’12 until June ’13. “We thought […]