Category: Italian Wine

Fresh off the blocks: Italy’s 2012 harvest hits its stride…

It’s amazing what can happen when you visit London! Earlier this month forty-four of Berrys’ Italian suppliers came to the notoriously damp Olympic city (to present their wine for our 2012 Grand Tour offer) only to discover that London was bathing under its first week of summer sun, while rain was finally pouring at home! […]

Berrys’ fine wine Italian odyssey continues as we launch our 2012 Grand Tour offer…

Occupying twice the space as last year, in London’s Lindley Hall, SW1, Berrys guided over 400 of its private customers the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula as they sampled the produce of an unprecedented 44 producers from 12 regions, showing nearly 100 wines. Reflecting the increasing quality and recognition of Italy’s southern fine […]

Summer in Piedmont

In July I spent an illuminating week in Piedmont, with Berrys’ Italian buyer David Berry Green and a team of colleagues. The purpose of the visit was to increase our understanding of the Nebbiolo grape, arguably the king of Italian varietals (although we spent a good amount of time increasing our understanding of local Piemontese […]

The two faces of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia?

Earlier this month I visited Italy’s north-eastern province, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, to meet Luca Sirch, the producer behind Berrys’ Pinot Grigio, based in Cividale just north of Gorizia in the hilly Colli Orientali del Friuli (COF). At the same time I dropped in on some of the producers making so-called ‘natural wines’ on the border with Slovenia. […]