Tag: Tuscany

The sipping forecast – part two

Four more of our sage winemakers share their reflections on the state of Italy’s 2014 vintage with our buyer and Italian wine expert David Berry Green Loredana Tanganelli and Antonio Brandi at Scopetone, Tuscany The 2014 vintage was much influenced by the weather: a warm, wet winter and the mild spring brought forward the flowering and the […]

Berrys’ Team Visits Piedmont

Tuscany is often referred to as the Bordeaux of Italy. So Piedmont is surely comparative to Burgundy, at least according to the engaging personality of Chiara Boschis at E. Pira who says “we are all small artisan producers, rather like the Burgundians”. This view is further supported when you consider that production of the indigenous […]

Chianti-shire: one bit of Europe I think the English would rather like to cling onto…

Last week I led a group of Berrys’ suppliers from across Italy to Tuscany to exchange views and experiences with five Chianti Classico counterparts, including Bibbiano, Badia a Coltibuono, and Castello di Ama. A fascinating experience viewed through the eyes of Italians, and at the same time reminding me of just why ‘Chianti-shire’ remains such […]

The Clash of the Tuscans: Guado al Tasso and Tignanello tasting at Berrys…

Did I really have to ask Filippo Pulisci, Antinori’s Export Director, to cut short his monologue on Sassicaia and return the focus of the evening in Berrys’ Pickering Cellar back to that of Guado al Tasso and Tignanello? I know he was only making the causal link between Giacomo Tachis, the once winemaker of both […]