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 23, 2008 By Thomas Matthews
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 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.
Posted: April 4, 2008 By Mark Graham
Posted: April 3, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: April 1, 2008 By Mitch Frank
Posted: March 12, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: February 12, 2008 By Mitch Frank
Posted: January 17, 2008 By Eric Arnold
Posted: November 30, 2007
Posted: October 30, 2007 By Mitch Frank
Posted: September 6, 2007 By James Suckling
I was looking at the comments from my blog of Aug. 30 on Hardy Rodenstock and Jefferson bottles and it made me go back and read an article I wrote in 1998 on counterfeit wines. It was called “ A Taste of Deception : An exclusive look at counterfeit wine – a multimillion-dollar business.
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