Marvin Shanken circa 1983: “keep your eye on the backlands of Montalcino and future role of Brunello.”
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Marvin Shanken circa 1983: “keep your eye on the backlands of Montalcino and future role of Brunello.”

“There is a growing camp of fine wine enthusiasts,” wrote Marvin Shanken in 1983 in one of the earliest editions of Wine Spectator, “who view Brunello di Montalcino as the finest wine Italy has to offer. In fact, there are even some who believe it to be the finest wine in the world. For Francesca … Continue reading