D-Day in Montalcino in the 1990s: The Big Fish Arrive (changing everything and changing nothing)
Brunello di Montalcino / Montalcino History

D-Day in Montalcino in the 1990s: The Big Fish Arrive (changing everything and changing nothing)

The sixth in Stefano’s series of posts on the “Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino: The First Sales Boom of the 20th Century. Click here for the complete series. And click here for the original post in Italian published by the popular Italian wine blog Intravino. In the 1990s, over the … Continue reading

“Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino (part 4): The First Sales Boom of the 20th Century
Montalcino / Montalcino History

“Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino (part 4): The First Sales Boom of the 20th Century

The fourth in Stefano’s series of posts on the “Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino: The First Sales Boom of the 20th Century. Click here for the complete series. And click here for the original post in Italian published by the popular Italian wine blog Intravino. On August 3, 1933, the … Continue reading

The Birth of Rosso di Montalcino: Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino (part 3)
Montalcino / Montalcino History / Rosso di Montalcino

The Birth of Rosso di Montalcino: Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino (part 3)

The third in Stefano’s series of posts on the “Ten Days that Shook the World” of Brunello di Montalcino: The Birth of Rosso di Montalcino. Click here for the complete series. And click here for the original post in Italian published by the popular Italian wine blog Intravino. By 1984, Brunello di Montalcino had already … Continue reading

The Fortezza Opens: Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino (part 2)
Montalcino / Montalcino History

The Fortezza Opens: Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino (part 2)

The following post is the second in a series of the “Ten Days that Shook the World of Brunello di Montalcino.” Each post will appear in tandem with the Italian version on the popular Italian wine blog Intravino (click here for the Italian). Above: The courtyard of the Fortezza as it looks today. As I … Continue reading

What is Brunello? Stefano shares some notes about his family’s history
Brunello di Montalcino / Montalcino History

What is Brunello? Stefano shares some notes about his family’s history

What is Brunello? asks Stefano. The answer is “Montalcino” and its people. Brunello is 100 percent Sangiovese grown in Montalcino. It is aged for four years and must spend at least two of those years in wood casks. It’s the fruit of centuries of passion, experimentation, and success. It’s a Tuscan legend. It’s all of … Continue reading