I should note that officially I am exempt from this thread since I'm not a native speaker of English.RAYC wrote:Here, Ronnie Roots wrote:Berry's Own Crusted Port (bottled 2004)
Though, interestingly, not a mistake if Ronnie had instead stumbled across one of the ≤1983 BBR own-label ports, which were indeed labelled "Berry's Own Selection".
For some reason the apostrophe seems to have changed location between 1985 and 1987, since the 1985 labels (and subsequent labels) are "Berrys' Own Selection". (perhaps both Berrys started to select....!)
[apologies Ronnie - this was posted merely as a segue into a bit of trivia i noticed whilst re-arranging my cellar recently!]
Quite interesting though. I had simply assumed it would be Berry's. I wonder why they changed it, perhaps because they found Berrys would be a better abbreviation of Berry Bros? (The Bros implying multiple Berrys etc etc?)