Open Cellars Event Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10
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Open Cellars Event Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10

The harvest has begun! And as in years past, we are participating once again in a classic event organized with every vintage by the Movimento Turismo Vino Toscana (Tuscany Wine Tourism Movement): It’s called Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars) and for decades now, it has allowed millions of wine lovers from every part of Italy to … Continue reading

Harvest has begun in Maremma…
Brunello di Montalcino / Harvest 2017 / Maremma / Morellino

Harvest has begun in Maremma…

Here’s a note on an unusual photo taken by Fattoria dei Barbi owner Stefano Cinelli Colombini last week when they began harvesting the red grapes on the Tuscan coast. It will still be a while for harvest to begin Montalcino. But picking isn’t far off… A highly unusual image from this year’s harvest (above). This … Continue reading

“Thank you, Montalcino!” One of Italy’s leading sommeliers on old-vintage Barbi Brunello
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“Thank you, Montalcino!” One of Italy’s leading sommeliers on old-vintage Barbi Brunello

We just had to share this note, published last week by one of Italy’s leading sommeliers and wine professionals, Andrea Gori, on his Facebook: When Sangiovese sings like this, the wine goes fast! Brunello di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi Riserva 1978: Prodigious nose of Mediterranean maquis, vibrant wild berries, tree sap and mustard seed, acidity … Continue reading

Stefano Cinelli Colombini elected vice president of the Brunello consortium
Brunello di Montalcino / Cinelli Colombini / Stefano Cinelli Colombini

Stefano Cinelli Colombini elected vice president of the Brunello consortium

Stefanio Cinelli Colombini (above), CEO of the Fattoria dei Barbi, is the new Vice President of the Consorizio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, the Brunello di Montalcino growers and bottlers association. The following press released was issued by the consortium yesterday, July 31: Following the resignation of Andrea Machetti, who left the Board due to … Continue reading

Father’s Day wines: What better way to say “Happy Father’s Day” than Brunello?
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Father’s Day wines: What better way to say “Happy Father’s Day” than Brunello?

Sunday, June 18 is Father’s Day in America. And across the great expanse of the United States, children — young and old — will be giving their fathers Father’s Day gifts. Ties, cufflinks, power tools, and tool kits… and maybe even a new grill to be christened on the day of the holiday. These are … Continue reading

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
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Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country

The summer is almost here and a lot of you are planning your trip to Tuscany and, in particular, to Montalcino, the land of Brunello, where you will enjoy some of the greatest wine and food tourism in the world. Here are some basic tips (based mostly on questions that I get asked at this … Continue reading