A movie dud and a new tv series
On Monday 16 Feb at 9pm, BBC4 will be showing the first of three hour-long episodes of Wine , a new tv series which I hope will eventually find an audience outside the UK too. The first episode, the only one I have seen, is very good looking and, in stark contrast to the film discussed below, admirably and most unusually accurate. The first episode, called The Firm , is devoted to our old friends Berry Bros & Rudd, the venerable family-owned wine merchant of St James’s and... Basingstoke. At last we get a look at the offices which accompany ‘our Hampshire cellars’, as they are coyly known in Berrys’ literature. They...
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