Posted: September 11, 2008 By Augustus Weed
Posted: August 27, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: August 18, 2008 By James Suckling
I have recently read a number of comments on the Internet about Sangiovese, and how it can’t make dark-colored wines with ripe tannins and full body. But it just isn’t true. Sangiovese can and does make wines with a depth of color, fruit and tannins, and anyone who says it can’t just doesn’t know what they are talking about.
Posted: July 30, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: July 3, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: July 2, 2008 By James Suckling
Tomorrow there will be a joint press conference in Montalcino featuring Luca Zaia, the Italian agricultural minister, and Ron Spogli, the U.S. ambassador to Italy. They will announce a plan to resolve the current dilemma with the U.
Posted: June 26, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: June 20, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: June 3, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: May 28, 2008 By James Suckling
Brunello di Montalcino producers were given a few extra weeks before their wines will be banned from the US market. On May 13, I reported in my blog post " Brunello's Mess Worsens " that producers had until June 9 to prove that what's on the label is consistent with what's in the bottle.
Posted: May 16, 2008 By Peter Hellman
Posted: May 13, 2008 By James Suckling
You are going to see a lot less Brunello di Montalcino in the United States very soon if Italian authorities and wine producers don’t get their act together. The Italian Embassy in Washington DC recently received notification from the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) warning that, beginning on June 9, imports of Brunello di Montalcino to the United States will be blocked unless producers can guarantee that their wines are pure Sangiovese, as required by Italian wine law.
Posted: May 2, 2008 By James Suckling
Posted: April 30, 2008 By James Suckling
I was at the Grand Tour tasting in New York last night, and I thought it was fabulous, with lots of interesting wines and cool wine people. It’s a good chance to hang and taste. If you haven’t gone to a Grand Tour before, it’s worth going.
Posted: April 21, 2008 By James Suckling
I spoke to the commercial director of Argiano this morning, the well-known producer of Brunello di Montalcino, and he told me that they decided to declassify most of their 2003 Brunello di Montalcino production.
Posted: April 21, 2008 By Mark Graham
Posted: April 11, 2008 By James Suckling
In recent days, wine producers and government officials in Tuscany have been meeting behind closed doors. They are trying to decide what to do about “Brunellopoli” – the highly publicized investigation swirling around Italy’s famous red, Brunello di Montalcino.
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