Log In / Join Now

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.


To continue reading this page, become a WineSpectator.com member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!


Already a member?


Job Opportunity

WineSpectator.com seeks an assistant editor in its New York City office to help develop content for its website, e-mail newsletters, social media platforms and apps. Candidates should have one to three years of journalism experience in a digital environment and be able to handle daily deadlines. Get more details.


WineRatings+ app: Download now for 300,000+ ratings.