How wine supplier Berkmann is tearing up the rule book to help stricken restaurants via its Help4Hospitality initiative. Berkmann buying director Alex Hunt MW also reveals his other passion by sharing tracks from his latest (brilliant) album Closing Ceremony.

We unwrap some snazzy new glasses from Jancis Robinson and Richard Brendon to taste Prosecco, Gruner Veltliner, Gredos Garnacha, Ozzie Syrah and Barolo from the Help4Hospitality line-up. Plus, Susie has a confession…

‘Around 85-90% of our customers are doing effectively no business right now. It’s incredibly difficult for them.’ Alex Hunt MW

Running Order

  • Introduction: 0 – 6.02
  • Interview with Alex Hunt MW: 6.02 – 15.37
  • Snippet from I Am All by Umbrellabirds: 16.33 – 17.08
  • Tasting Help4Hospitality wines: 17.51 – 26.47
  • Snippet from Vespertine Animal by Umbrellabirds: 28.23 – 28.56
  • END: 28.58

‘We’ve pivoted the business really fast. And we wanted to build in support during these extraordinary times for the customer base that has served us for more than half a century.’ Alex


‘For anyone ordering through Help4Hospitality, we’re donating 12.5% of order value to our on-trade customers, to restaurants etc who can’t operate at the moment.’ Alex

Featured wines

  • Casa Canevel Prosecco DOC Extra Dry, Italy, 11% (£14.75)
  • Zero-G Grüner Veltliner 2018, Wagram, Austria, 12% (£13.25)
  • Sotomanrique La Viña de Ayer Viejas Viñas de Garnacha 2017, Sierra de Gredos, Spain, 14% (£12.95)
  • Tournon Victoria Shiraz Mathilda 2017, Australia, 14.5% (£13.50)
  • Barolo Prunotto 2015, Italy, 13.5% (£42.50)

Buy Help4Hospitality wines via this link!

‘A lot of people can’t stand Prosecco. I’m not in that camp. A good Prosecco lifts my spirits.’ Susie


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