Category: New World

Chinese Wine Comes of Age

We’ve given Chinese wines the stamp of approval, as this week four Chinese wines join our wine list and are now on sale on our website. Chinese commercial wine production began in 1892 when an overseas Chinese diplomat, Zhang Bishi, started his winery in Yantai.  He imported half a million plants from the USA and appointed the Austrian […]

Penfolds Bin Series

We were honored to be sent this video by Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker, and we’re very much looking forward to the release of the new Bin Series this week and the Icon and Luxury range in May. A number of Berrys’ staff were lucky enough to attend the launch tasting of the new Bin […]

Friday 13th – A Night to Remember

The second Friday in July saw the 7th annual Wine Club Dinner for members and their guests. Our host, David Berry Green, was flying into Heathrow on an afternoon flight from Italy so I had everything crossed that the inauspicious date wouldn’t ruin the evening! I didn’t need to succumb to superstition though as David’s […]

Penfolds – An Iconic Tasting

On Tuesday 26 June, Jamie Sach, global ambassador for Penfolds, swapped the warmth of southern Australia for a windy grey day in Basingstoke to showcase the latest release of Penfolds. Penfolds hardly needs any introduction: founded in 1855 by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfolds, Penfolds has only seen three chief winemakers during  its entire 157 year […]