Brunellogate's bitter sequel


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 journalists in general and Italian wine writer Franco Ziliani in particular, according to Ezio Rivella, once consultant enologist to dominant Brunello producer Castello Banfi (pictured). He claimed it was the media who were "to blame for the Brunello scandal”.

The debate (available as a podcast at was organised by Vinarius, the Italian Association of Wine Retailers, and the panel also included Ziliani himself, another consultant...