Month: November, 2009

Berrys’ warehouse

Following on from our previous blogs on wine investment, Wine Matters went to visit Berrys’ state-of-the-art new warehouse in Hampshire, which is used to store customers’ private reserves (until they are ready to drink or sell on). In the following video Tom Cave, manager of Berrys’ Cellar Plan and Customer Private Reserves, talks to Keith […]

Tuscany’s Castello di Ama Chianti Classico comes to Berrys’

Does Castello di Ama’s owner Lorenza Sebasti Pallanti (left) really model herself on Madame Mentzelopoulos, Ch. Margaux’s glamorous owner?  Or perhaps she just fashions her wines on the famed Bordeaux First Growth, a taste of whose 1961 back in 1989 changed her appreciation of wine forever… But surely her family’s fine Castello di Ama property had […]

Wine investment in the news

Wine investment is definitely on the news agenda at the moment – our very own Simon Staples spoke to The Guardian last week about the topic.  The article (available on the link below) talks about the current market and what it takes to be regarded as a ‘fine wine’ and includes Simon’s top tips for […]

What a difference a year makes

Joss Fowler looks at wine investment over the last year This time last year was about the time that fear hit the fine wine market.  We had seemed immune from the wider travails of the economy – 10 cases of 2000 Ch. Lafite-Rothschild selling at Christie’s for a shade under £11,000 per case just days […]