Category: Miscellaneous

Best Industry Blog 2016

Voting for the 2016 Wine Blog Awards closed last week, the judges consulted and the results announced: we are delighted to have been named Best Industry Blog for the second year. Thank you to all who took the time to vote and congratulations to all the other winners (who can be seen here). We are […]

Notes from my father

Ahead of Father’s Day, our Chairman Simon Berry remembers the way in which his father first introduced him to wine, opening the door to a lifetime filled with bottles. When my father died in 2010, a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday, he left a shelf-full of diaries. Actually more than a shelf-full, because he […]

Sideways: the Play

Rex Pickett brings the stage version of his wine-infused comic novel to London: can Sideways: the Play match the magic of the film? Will Lyons takes a glass of Merlot and finds out. “If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I’m not drinking any ****ing Merlot.” As Miles utters these words in the latest stage version […]

The smallest order we ever dealt with…

As we approach the Queen’s official 90th birthday, we republish an article from the spring 1970 edition of our Number Three magazine, all about a rather extraordinary royal order. Nearly half a century ago Francis Berry was entrusted with a task that was one of the most difficult but delightful he had ever undertaken – […]