Category: Italian Wine

Introducing: Buyers’ highlights

Picture the scene: you’re in a restaurant and the wine waiter hands over the list. It’s the size of War and Peace: do you a) dance an inward jig of delight, and settle back to peruse what’s available, or b) after a cursory glance, turn to the sommelier for advice? Sometimes, too much choice is […]

Barolo: old vs. new

Mark Pardoe MW, our Wine Director, explains the traditionalist/modernist debate in Barolo, its key players and ideas, and the state of play today. Alone among the great European wine regions, Barolo was created, rather than evolving over time. Previously sold only in bulk, the first wines bottled under the name “Barolo” did not appear until the mid-18th century. Its […]

The villages of Barolo

Get to grips with the villages of Barolo with this handy guide from our Italy Buyer, Davy Żyw. There are officially 11 communes in Barolo. In our 2017 release, we focus on the six that best capture the most distinctive and greatest wines of the region. The ’17 vintage is a modern-age classic; we can find […]

On loving Barolo

We caught up with Chris Pollington, self-confessed Italophile and Account Manager here at Berry Bros. & Rudd, on his love for Barolo. Where did it all start for you? Family visits to Italy as a child sparked my interest in that delightful country – its food, its people, its culture and, ultimately, its wine. My […]