Category: Miscellaneous

Through the keyhole – a peep inside Mario Fontana’s Barolo cantina…

Sassicaia to Brunello – a journey through central Tuscany

A very warm week in Tuscany in July with our Italian Buyer, David Berry-Green, recently, was both informative and enlightening. A swift drive in David’s Alfa Romeo Brera down the motorway from Pisa Airport on Monday, took us straight to the excellent Tenuta di Valgiano in the Colline Lucchesi. Valgiano are considered the best producers […]

Inside Burgundy goes to press

Time for a glass of champagne rather than Burgundy – in order to celebrate Burgundy! My book on the vineyards and vignerons of Burgundy, titled ‘Inside Burgundy’ – we resisted the temptation to go with ‘The Sex Life of Burgundy’, though it is certainly true that gaining an understanding of the human relationships among the […]

Wine World Cup Wrapped Up

The World Cup is over and Spain now reign supreme as masters of the soccer universe. But equally importantly, many congratulations to Richard Taylor who won Berrys’ Wine World cup with ‘Team RT’! His reward for this great honour? A case of wine so fantastic that it inspired thousands of people (including our Chairman, Simon […]