Category: Miscellaneous

Ma Sherry Amour

Oh, the many wonders of Sherry. In my mind it is undeniably the world’s most underrated, underpriced and truly splendid wine. Now, I’m not really talking about the sweet tasteless stuff that Auntie Mavis used to drink with the Queen’s speech on Christmas Day, I’m enthusing about the serious, nutty, complex, mouth-watering delights of the […]

One great wine to try before you die!

I get often asked: “What wine would you drink if your days were numbered?” It is a very difficult question to answer, not because I don’t have my preferences, favourites or have never experienced a wine moment where I said to myself:  “This wine is a proper one, whose transparency lets its sense of place […]

School’s out! Examinations are over! Slow Food launches new wine guide…

It’s been a week of contrasting approaches to wine appreciation and assessment. It kicked off with the first ever visit to Piedmont by Berrys’ Hong Kong sales team. Then there was the tasting of Barolos from the 2001 vintage, as organised by Decanter Magazine. And finally we all headed to Turin’s Stade Olympico to attend […]

First taste: Bordeaux 2010

Despite the French strikers’ best intentions to keep me out, I made it to Bordeaux eventually to visit some great châteaux and have the first taste of new juice with a handful of our international customers last week. Highlights of the week included watching the harvest come in, tasting the juice and hearing what the […]