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Issue: May 15, 2002

Calling it a victory against bad corks, Elio Altare, one of Piedmont's top wine-producers, settled with a cork supplier after an Italian court found that more than 50 percent of his 1997 Barolos and 1998 Langhe DOC reds were tainted by bad corks.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2002.

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