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“Character, finesse, and indeed a sense of place.” Montreal wine blogger Mandi Robertson on Fattoria dei Barbi.
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“Character, finesse, and indeed a sense of place.” Montreal wine blogger Mandi Robertson on Fattoria dei Barbi.

“I am in love with the wines of Frattoria dei Barbi,” wrote leading Canadian wine blogger Mandi Robertson last week, “because they represent purity and elegance with a slight rustic edge, having complexity and great maturity.” Click here for her profile of the winery and a complete review of the wines she tasted at Montreal’s … Continue reading

Dog bites Brunello: rare Japanese dog reviews Fattoria dei Barbi 2011, awards “4 out of 5” bones.
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Dog bites Brunello: rare Japanese dog reviews Fattoria dei Barbi 2011, awards “4 out of 5” bones.

There’s a first for everything. Man bites dog. Dog bites Brunello… We were pleased to discover Shiba Sommelier’s blog and review of our 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. Shiba Sommelier (above, with Easter Bunny) is a Shiba Inu who lives — we believe but are not certain — in Park Slope, Brooklyn (we speculate Brooklyn because there … Continue reading

Montalcino, more than meets the eye: Stefano responds to claims that Montalcino has lost its way
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Montalcino, more than meets the eye: Stefano responds to claims that Montalcino has lost its way

I just came across yet another blog post where the author repeats the same old litany that Montalcino is no longer “true to itself” and that the true Montalcino is dead. I wrote the following in response and I’d like to share it with my friends… I don’t believe that a community’s vitality is gauged … Continue reading

Taste 2011 Vigna del Fiore in April at Wine Spectator’s GRAND TOUR (Washington D.C.,  New York, Las Vegas)
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Taste 2011 Vigna del Fiore in April at Wine Spectator’s GRAND TOUR (Washington D.C., New York, Las Vegas)

We poured our 2013 Brunello Vigna del Fiore this year at Benvenuto Brunello in Italy and North America. It’s the newest release from this historic vineyard in southern Montalcino. But you’ll still find the 2011 on many wine lists and in many wine shops across the U.S. (The 2013 hasn’t shipped yet while the 2011 … Continue reading