Brunello Museum a “must-see for Brunellophiles”
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Brunello Museum a “must-see for Brunellophiles”

Above: The 1904 Brunello harvest at Fattoria dei Barbi. It’s just one of the many amazing historical photographs and artifacts you’ll find at the Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello Museum. Even though Brunello production is the estate’s priority,” wrote Kerin O’Keefe in her landmark monograph Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy’s Greatest Wines … Continue reading

Brunello Consortium blog features Stefano and his new book
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Brunello Consortium blog features Stefano and his new book

Earlier this week, the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium blog featured Stefano and his new book, Brunello: ritratti a memoria (Brunello: Portraits from Memory). The monograph, published earlier this year in Montalcino, traces the history of Brunello and its major players from the appellation’s origins to the present day. Much of the material used for the … Continue reading

Visit the Brunello Museum, Montalcino’s spectacular collection of artifacts and historical documents
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Visit the Brunello Museum, Montalcino’s spectacular collection of artifacts and historical documents

Did you know that the first wine to win a prize at the legendary Bordeaux wine competition and exposition was a Brunello? In 1904, a Brunello from the 1899 vintage became the first Italian wine to receive the Gold Medal at the prestigious Exposition Industrielle International in Bordeaux. It was a shining moment for Brunello … Continue reading

Heading to Montalcino this summer? Don’t miss the Abbey of Sant’Antimo…
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Heading to Montalcino this summer? Don’t miss the Abbey of Sant’Antimo…

If you’re heading to Montacino this summer, one of the sites you definitely don’t want to miss is the Abbey of Sant’Antimo (Abbazia di Sant’Antimo), above. Not only is it one of the historical centerpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Tuscany but it’s also one of the best preserved examples of “Romanic” architecture in Italy (early … Continue reading

“Portraits: Memories of Montalcino,” a new book on Montalcino’s rich history by Stefano Cinelli Colombini
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“Portraits: Memories of Montalcino,” a new book on Montalcino’s rich history by Stefano Cinelli Colombini

In the photo above (from the Cinelli Colombini family’s personal archives): The wedding of Franco Biondi Santi and Maria Floria Petri (known as Boba). This weekend, Fattoria dei Barbi owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini will be presenting his new book I Ritratti a memoria (Portraits: Memories of Montalcino, in Italian, 2019). The new tome … Continue reading

Decanter on Brunello: “The groundwork had been laid in the nineteenth century… by Fattoria dei Barbi.”
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Decanter on Brunello: “The groundwork had been laid in the nineteenth century… by Fattoria dei Barbi.”

This week, Decanter magazine published what will surely be considered a landmark feature article on Brunello di Montalcino, its history and legacy: “Brunello’s Breakthrough.” Read the entire piece, free even for non-subscribers, here. Jefford, who’s widely considered one of the greatest English-language wine writers in the world today, writes: “the groundwork had been laid in … Continue reading