Tag: Simon Berry

… Plus c’est la même chose

Responding to Will Lyons’s article, Chairman Simon Berry argues that to discover the future of wine, one need look only to its past When I took over the editorship of Number Three magazine from my father in the early 1980s, I persuaded him to write a regular column. Entitled, not very imaginatively, “Then & Now”, […]

Notes from my father

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 was a meticulous note […]

Bordeaux 2015: off the starting blocks

As our team boards the plane for Bordeaux, our Chairman Simon Berry sets the scene for the 2015 en primeur campaign. I was in Bordeaux last July, just after Bastille Day, in weather hotter than I have ever known there. There were a few grumbles – vignerons are farmers after all, and no farmer will […]

It’s all a question of balance. It’s always a question of balance.

Here our Chairman Simon Berry comments on the importance of balance, not only in the bottle, but in the business. This article was originally written for The Spectator, who has kindly given us permission to republish the piece here. Aubert de Villaine’s office in Vosne-Romanée has a wonderful view of the hill-side of his legendary […]