Terroir and technique

Is wine made by Nature or by Man? Is terroir – the vineyard environment – the prime influence? Or is it technique, in vineyard and cellar? In an extract from our Wine School’s introductory book Exploring & Tasting Wine, Rebecca Lamont explores. Why are vineyards where they are? Are they the best spots – or […]

How to taste wine – Lunch & Learn 1

Every lunchtime this week we’ll be posting tips and tricks from the experts to help you get more from your glassful. First up, head of Wine School Becky Lamont demystifies the art of wine tasting. It’s easy to be a good taster. Like anything (football, playing the flute, baking bread) the more you have a […]

Fashion, Fragrance, Food and Wine at Berrys

It was a celebration of structure, style, shape, shades, silhouette, scent, subtlety with a semblance of sweetness, spiciness and seasoning!  The Pickering Cellar was transformed from the home of Berrys’ Wine School, to an elegant catwalk last Saturday. Think whimsical, enthralling, stylish, inspiring and magical… To celebrate Mothers’ Day, we invited two great St James’s neighbours to […]

Do do the Douro – the most beautiful place on earth

I had a pedicure especially. I mean, I needed to show the grapes respect. The invitation to get knee deep in grape juice, skins, pips and to slide, march and waltz (to the local beat) at Quinta do Vesuvio is after all, a huge honour. If you have never been to the Douro, then make […]