Posted: December 14, 2009 By James Suckling
Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling reports that Italy's financial police are now investigating makers of Chianti in Tuscany based on fraud allegations similar to those which faced some makers of Brunello di Montalcino for two years.
Posted: November 30, 2009 By James Molesworth
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth discovers that a winery's claims to outstanding Wine Spectator reviews are not always what they seem.
Posted: November 30, 2009 By Tim Fish
Posted: November 30, 2009 By Lynn Alley
Posted: November 25, 2009 By James Suckling
A wine merchant told me a story recently about a customer who wanted to return two cases of 1982 Bordeaux, even though the bottles and labels were in perfect condition. Apparently his customer had served the wine at a dinner with friends and everyone around the table was suspicious of the bottles because the labels and capsules were perfect. They looked new. Moreover, the wine was incredibly fresh and beautiful, like it was 10 years younger.
What his customer didn't know was that the two cases came directly from the cellars of the château.
Posted: November 17, 2009 By Tim Fish
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Posted: October 16, 2009 By Mitch Frank
Posted: October 6, 2009 By Lynn Alley
Posted: September 21, 2009 By Tim Fish
Posted: August 17, 2009 By Lynn Alley
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Posted: July 23, 2009 By James Suckling
Brunello di Montalcino has been in the news again in Italy following an Italian finance police press conference this past Saturday in Siena when it recapped its nearly two-year investigation into fraudulent winemaking practices in the region.
Plus, miniature sheep groom a New Zealand vineyard, the world’s leaders drink local vino at the G8 Summit, a Canada winery is the victim of embezzlement and a new powdered wine marketed to those who love the great outdoors
Posted: July 16, 2009
Plus, Kansas, Maine and Tennessee wine direct-shipping bills go into effect, President Obama gifts Italy's leader with American wines, the U.S. TTB approves the country's largest AVA, and high-fashion wines lead to high crimes in London
Posted: July 9, 2009
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