Brunello, the movie! Narrated by Stefano Cinelli Colombini (with English sub-titles)
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Brunello, the movie! Narrated by Stefano Cinelli Colombini (with English sub-titles)

More than one Facebook user has asked about Fattoria dei Barbi’s new cover movie. It’s the trailer for a wonderful short film by London-based director Oliver Cooper, “Un Coro Unito” (“United in Song”), written and narrated by the estate’s owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini. The film is embedded below in its entirety. Buona visione! … 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

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

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