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Mixed Case

June 2018

Move Over, Prosecco: Italy's Push for Premium Sparkling Wine
Regions like Franciacorta and Trento are trying to make metodo classico bubbly happen
Posted: Jun 26, 2018 1:00pm ET
By Emma Balter
When it comes to Italian sparkling wine, people typically think first of Prosecco. But two regions are trying to disrupt the monopoly of cheap Italian bubbly: Franciacorta and Trento. Wine Spectator's Emma Balter takes a sip.
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Hardy Rodenstock, Wine Collector and Alleged Counterfeiter, Is Dead at 76
The German wine merchant reveled in bottles that were too good to be true
Posted: Jun 8, 2018 2:10pm ET
By Mitch Frank
Hardy Rodenstock, who died May 19, captivated the world with his tale of Thomas Jefferson Bordeauxs, until we discovered it was a fairy tale. Wine Spectator news editor Mitch Frank recalls his exchanges with the infamous fine-wine merchant.
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