Above: The Brunello Museum on the Barbi estate in Montalcino. Stefano is an avid historian and curator of the museum’s collection.
“Montalcino is like tweed,” said Francesca Colombini Cinelli in a preview of Stefano’s lecture tonight. “We’ve never been in fashion but an eternal classic.”
Tonight in Rome, Stefano will be giving a talk on “Montalcino Before Brunello,” a history of the township before the advent of Brunello di Montalcino as a major source of revenue and tourist industry.
Not only is Stefano an avid historian and curator of the collection at the Brunello Museum (on the grounds of the estate), he is also a widely published writer.
Here on the winery’s English-language blog, we have translated many of his pieces, including his series on “Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello.”
It’s part of a bigger series of posts he’s authored on the history of Montalcino.
Click the links above for the posts. We wanted to share them here for those unable to attend the event tonight.