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Magazine Archives: Aug. 31, 2008

Montepulciano Wines Caught in Growing Tuscan Scandal

Jo Cooke, Mitch Frank
Issue: August 31, 2008

The cloud surrounding the Tuscan town of Montalcino has spread eastward to Montepulciano. In June, Italy's financial police agency closed the Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano, impounding many of its wines, while investigating whether it illegally blended wines from outside Tuscany into its own.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 16, 2008.

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