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25 May - See Brunello indictments rumble on for the next instalment As reported by Italian wine writer Franco Ziliani on his blog Vino al Vino and translated into English by...

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Friday just past saw a bitter confrontation between some of the principal protagonists in the Brunellogate affair in a Face to Face Debate held in Siena. The ones responsible for the scandal are...

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Today Walter turns his attention to Brunello di Montalcino, with an overview of this year's controversies and an introduction to the 2007 vintage. See here for his tasting notes on...

7 Sep - The Montalcino producers voted in the end to keep Rosso di Montalcino 100% Sangiovese. See more on the issue here . Francesco Marone Cinzano, highly respected head of Col...

Montalcino resident, biodynamics consultant, author and broadcaster Monty Waldin offers this report on Montalcino's current organic and biodynamic releases, a fine complement to Walter Speller's...

16 Mar - See here for news that imports of 2006 Brunellos have been officially sanctioned by authorities in its most important market, the US. The last stop in the annual Tuscan en primeur...

The annual en primeur presentation of the 2006 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino last Friday and Saturday has already caused widespread controversy even before the wines' official release date....

I've been inspired to publish this amateur tour d'horizon filmed just south of the hilltop town of Montalcino by this Do we need crus in Montalcino? thread in our Members' forum. ...

Later that same day, Monty added the following:  During  today (Thursday) a number of people connected with Brunello have contacted me regarding the article below asking how...

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After dramatic last-minute machinations, it has just been revealed that the secret ballot to elect the new president of the Brunello di Montalcino consortium revealed that arch-modernist Ezio...

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Since publishing the statement from Jane Kettlewell of Banfi US as a 'clarification' of Six indicted over Brunellogate , I have been contacted by the owner of Col d'Orcia, keen to stress that...

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From €24.29, £19,99, $38.99, 45 Swiss francs and Can$57.95 a bottle. Find the Poggione Ooh, ah - fancy recommending a 2003 Brunello...! Longstanding visitors will...

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28 Oct  - In yesterday's vote in Montalcino, 96% of Brunello producers voted to maintain the status quo in terms of varietal requirement that all Brunello be made from 100% Sangiovese...

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Those who have read our coverage of  Brunellopoli/Brunellogate with particular care will have seen that Conte Francesco Marone Cinzano, who stood down as chairman of the Consorzio when his...

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Wine writer Monty Waldin, quite coincidentally producer of this week’s wine of the week , has been visiting the troubled Montalcino zone on a regular basis since 2004. Over the last few...

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