Tag: Italy

Grande! Barolo’s Chiara Boschis puts the botte back into E.Pira …

Who says there isn’t a return to tradition in Italian fine wine production? Thirty years after buying the historical Barolo estate of E.Pira, Chiara has just taken delivery of the first of three 20 hl botte grande! And as she’s keen to point out that this is not a marketing ruse concocted by a modern […]

Manuel Marinacci – the face of things to come in Barbaresco?

Barbaresco has often struggled with its own identity. Half the size of the neighbouring Barolo zone just ten minutes down the road, references about it being Barolo’s ‘sister’, the ‘queen’ to Barolo’s ‘king’, has only served to heighten its complex of inferiority. As a result many of its producers over the past twenty years have […]

‘Be a Berrys’ Wine Buyer’ winner Peter Turner comes to the Langhe…

Trying to convey to Peter Turner, and his companion Christine Wild, in a couple of days what I’d learnt about buying over ten years was the task. I’d set out a programme that first addressed the context and, importantly, the culture of fine wine; on the second day one of understanding the raw material (the […]

The Grand Tour rolls on: tales of Tuscany through the eyes of Berrys’ team…

Following a three day training visit to Maremma/Bolgheri, Chianti Classico & Montalcino last week, below are their unedited impressions… Adrian Lancer (aka ‘Rocky’) ‘Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the wines in the region. The prices compare favourably with wines from other areas of the Old World – it’s getting increasingly difficult […]