Tag: pinot noir

Midsummer report from Burgundy

A moderately severe winter, though without the deep freeze of the previous year, ended early and a fine spring was ushered in from the middle of March. The wind patterns were unusual, blowing mainly from the north (the benchmark wind on Palm Sunday), cool and dry, or veering right round to the south, warm and […]

A great day to remember

Tuesday April 5th is a great day to remember for me. During the afternoon we had a very constructive meeting to develop plans for e-publishing Inside Burgundy. Exactly how ambitious we can be with the electronic version is still work in progress, but watch this space! Then we went en masse – Simon Berry as […]

Austria’s Schloss Gobelsburg & Bourgueil’s Dme. de la Chevalerie came to No.3…

In what was more Fringe than West End musical, Schloss Gobelsburg’s Michael ‘the Monk’ Moosbrugger and Chevalerie’s Stéphanie Caslot, in the role of ‘Jeanne d’Arc’, brought their respective acts to town last week, hosting separate tutored tastings in Berrys’ Pickering Cellars in front of 30 private customers. Michael took to the ‘stage’ first, his chant in […]

Christmas day, the experts’ way

Do you know which wines you’ll be drinking this Christmas? We caught up with a few of our experts to see which fine drops will be accompanying their festivities this year: “Lunch is always scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, accompanied by Berrys’ UKC Blanc de Blancs Champagne. I keep my appetite primed for the evening […]