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Saturday 6 February 2016

Brunello di Montalcino

Global warming ‘suits’ Chianti Classico

The effects of climate change and the subsequent warmer weather have a positive influence on Sangiovese, believes one Tuscan winemaker.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Biondi-Santi to skip 2014 vintage

One of Brunello di Montalcino’s most prestigious producers, Biondi-Santi, has announced it will not be producing a Brunello from the 2014 vintage.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

€1 million Italian wine scam uncovered

Police in Italy have seized 160,000 litres of Tuscan wines labelled falsely as Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 1 Comment »

Wine war erupts in Italy

A “wine war” has kicked off in Italy after winemakers were warned too many vineyards could be damaging to the environment.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 3 Comments »

Brunello image a ‘double-edged sword’

A combination of high prices and consumer misconception is ensuring that Brunello di Montalcino remains under-represented in the UK market, believes one Master of Wine.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Fine wine buyers shun Bordeaux for Napa

Buyers are shunning “boring” Bordeaux for an “eclectic” collection of fine wines, particularly cult Californian Cabernets, according to Fine & Rare’s, Joss Fowler.

Friday, September 20th, 2013 2 Comments »

Argiano acquitted in ‘Brunellogate’ trial

Italian wine producer Argiano has been acquitted of the charges relating to 2008 “Brunellogate” scandal, in circumstances that are only just being reported.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the Asian media

Yena Alicia Park recommends a wine that she describes as “one of New Zealand’s finest Chardonnays”, while Jeannie Cho Lee MW picks out “a seductive Pinot with a delightful aroma.”

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Dave McIntyre recommends a red wine that “shows southern France at its finest”, while Will Lyons picks out a “wonderful, quintessential summer white wine.”

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Brunello vandal gets four years in jail

The vandal who destroyed six vintages of Case Basse Brunello di Montalcino from his former employer has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Monday, March 25th, 2013 No Comments »

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