Category: Miscellaneous

‘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 […]

The final days of the Langhe harvest

We’re into the final week of the 2009 Langhe harvest, with a full two weeks separating the Barbaresco and Barolo (reflecting the difference in style).   As you can see from my chat with Luca Sandrone, of Barolo producer Luciano Sandrone, 2009 has delivered some immaculate fruit and abundantly so too.   While Barolo enjoyed a textbook season […]