Tag: piedmont

First impressions: wine tasting in Piedmont

It was an Italian bottle – an Amarone – that really ignited Vanessa Armenio’s interest in wine. Now a Corporate Sales Account Manager in our Hong Kong office, Vanessa recently had the opportunity to indulge her soft spot with her debut Piedmont tasting trip. Here, she reports back on day one. Having recently returned from […]

The Fine Wine Team Visit Piedmont

Piedmont is without doubt the most beautiful vineyard region I have ever seen. It combines the discreet valleys and small vineyards of Burgundy, with a stunning landscape reminiscent of the Douro’s striking slopes. Driving south from Turin you are greeted by the fertile plains of the Po Valley, which for millennia have been a cross […]

Berrys’ Giro d’Italia 2013 – Vini Italiani for Everyday Drinking

This past year I’ve been ‘on my bike’ racing round the peninsula, snapping up authentic, delicious wines to offer you as part of a comprehensive range for drinking today or tomorrow. Approaching it in stages, our ‘Giro d’Italia’ kicks off in the South. Sicily’s Alberto Graci, on the slopes of volcanic Monte Etna, treats us […]

Summer in Piedmont

In July I spent an illuminating week in Piedmont, with Berrys’ Italian buyer David Berry Green and a team of colleagues. The purpose of the visit was to increase our understanding of the Nebbiolo grape, arguably the king of Italian varietals (although we spent a good amount of time increasing our understanding of local Piemontese […]