Italy's Allegrini Family
"We were desperate, because we were young and we didn't have the business in our grasp. I remember [my brother] Walter said, ‘We have to fight like lions for the company to survive.' "—Marilisa Allegrini, CEO, Allegrini Estates
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2016 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS The 2015 and 2016 vintages have provided Bordeaux with its first excellent back-to-back crops since 2009 and 2010. Which 2016s will be worth buying as futures? Senior editor James Molesworth will be visiting the region in late March to taste barrel samples of the young wines. Look for his blog posts for highlights from top châteaus. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for hundreds of reds, dry whites and sweet wines.
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