Category: Italian Wine

Punset begins its 2013 Nebbiolo for Barbaresco harvest on October 10th

From my office in Serralunga d’Alba, I nipped over to Neive – a 10 minute drive along the Langhe ridge – to meet up with Marina Marcarino of producer Punset as she harvested Nebbiolo in her San Cristoforo vineyard. Her organic vineyards stand out with their autumnal leaves. Marina’s been organic since 1982, being certified […]

La Festicciola! The Grand Tour Italian friends and suppliers lunch – a customer’s view

Berry Bros. & Rudd saluted its Grand Tour Italian friends and suppliers with a farewell lunch at No.3 on 4th September. Mr Sander ten Veldhuijs was one of the lucky few customers to attend. Here he shares his experiences. “Is there a better way to spend your afternoon below London with a large group of […]

Report on my visit to Abruzzo, as we gear up for Berrys’ ‘Grand Tour’ Italian annual tasting

Ask any northern Italian where Abruzzo lies and they’ll more likely dismiss the region as being in the South, populated by ‘terrone’ (a pejorative term for ‘southerners’) supplying bulk wine (for the benefit of the north); in reality the Abruzzese seem a measured, impressive bunch whose fruit is being increasingly bottled (not sold off), and […]

The Fine Wine Team Visit Piedmont

Piedmont is without doubt the most beautiful vineyard region I have ever seen. It combines the discreet valleys and small vineyards of Burgundy, with a stunning landscape reminiscent of the Douro’s striking slopes. Driving south from Turin you are greeted by the fertile plains of the Po Valley, which for millennia have been a cross […]