Fine Wines the World Over
For more than 25 years, North Berkeley Imports has discovered and imported authentic, expressive wines from France and Italia destined for leading restaurants and wine shops as well as for private cellars across the country. With a retail store in Berkeley, California and offices in Europe, our team is dedicated to providing customers with the finest wine selections the world over. Here’s our story.
We’re loving this article from Food & Wine magazine about a two-day jaunt through the rolling hills of Piedmont with (of course) a focus on where and what to eat and drink during your travels.read more
“A suprisingly powerful wine, the 2014 Chianti Classico shows why this is such a great site. Black cherry, smoke, licorice and dark spices fill out the wine’s ample frame effortlessly…”read more
These great reviews should come as no surprise to those who have been following this estate’s meteoric rise: today Fratelli Alessandria is unquestionably crafting the ultimate expression of Barolo from Verduno.read more
The beauty of Mourvedre born from the sun-kissed, high-altitude vineyards of Chateau de Pibarnon is confirmed by wine lovers and critics alike. Here are some great reviews from our friends at Wine & Spirits.read more
Just in time for today’s Top 100 Winery tasting in San Francisco — here are some wonderful reviews for our Carso partner, Azienda Agricola Skerlj, covering his 2013 and 2014 vintage white wines. Reviews were published in the Wine & Spirits Magazine October 2017 issue.read more
We are very excited about our new partnership with Domaine Christelle Betton, and are looking forward to introducing her whole range of northern Rhône gems to you in the coming months!read more
Another hat trick for our partners! For the second year in a row, we’ve got THREE partner wineries — all Italians! — named in the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Winery list. The winners are: Fratelli Alessandria (Piedmont), Vadiaperti (Campania) and Skerlj (Friuli – Carso).read more
The arrival of Egly-Ouriet Champagne is the highlight of the fall season. If you haven’t yet experienced Egly’s Blanc de Noirs, you have yet to experience the best of Pinot Noir-based Champagnes.read more
Wow! Congratulations to Azienda Agricola Antonino Caravaglio for his first-ever Three Glasses award — for his Malvasia delle Lipari Passito 2016 — from Gambero Rosso!read more
Wines from Italia
From the rolling, romantic hills of Piemonte to Sicilia’s fiery volcanic slopes, Italy is a sensualist’s dream and a wine lover’s heaven. Nowhere else in the world will you experience such a rich selection of native grapes, each with its own character and flavor, than in Italia. Our partners from the bel paese are small family farms, many of which have roots that reach back centuries. Discover our Italian wines.
Wines from France
Our partners in France are true artisans, looking toward the future while respecting the traditions of the past. We’ve worked with not only mothers and fathers but also sons and daughters—who, after traveling the world, have come home with new ideas. Many of the regions in which we were first pioneers, are today household names—yet we’re still scouring the gorgeous French countryside for the next must-have wine. Discover our French wines.