Category: Miscellaneous

Where is the heart?! What makes a great wine

Last Thursday I was moseying my way along Regent Street in a rather good mood, as I was on way to Mark Hix’s brand new restaurant on Brewer St., Soho. I was pretty confident the food was going to be tip-top and was also pretty happy with myself about the wine in my bag to […]

‘Mullineux Wines, South Africa, visit Piedmont’s finest, Italy’

Back in early October I was treated to a visit from one of South Africa’s bright young gems, Mullineux Wines, Swartland: Chris, Andrea and their first born John (‘JZ’). This is their account.   After a somewhat long and difficult trip from Amsterdam (visa issues- it’s not easy travelling as a South African sometimes!), my […]

Nicolas Potel comes to Basingstoke

Here in Basingstoke we are lucky enough to receive a host of prominent visitors and today was the turn of the amiable Nicolas Potel, who came to talk to us about his wines (some from Maison Potel – mainly the ’06s, and lots of ’07s from his private venture, Domaine Potel), as well as the […]

Win wine to match your favourite recipe

What’s your favourite dish? Whether it’s a posh dinner party special, a Christmas treat or just Mum’s lasagne, finding a perfect wine match can be tricky and, for most people, a bit of a minefield. However, help is at hand! To celebrate the revamped Berrys’ Wine Club which, amongst other exciting things, includes a personalised […]