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Commis in Oakland, California (2 Michelin Stars) offers Fattoria dei Barbi mini-vertical
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Commis in Oakland, California (2 Michelin Stars) offers Fattoria dei Barbi mini-vertical

Above: Duck confit, pickled cherries, and chanterelle mushrooms at Commis in Oakland, California. Sounds like a great pairing for Brunello! Commis in Oakland, California has been awarded 2 Michelin stars for three years in a row (2018, 2017, 2016). We couldn’t be more thrilled to learn that their wine program features a mini-vertical of Fattoria … Continue reading

Save the date: Fattoria dei Barbi at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience, October 18-20
Montalcino / Vigna del Fiore

Save the date: Fattoria dei Barbi at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience, October 18-20

Fattoria dei Barbi will be pouring its wines at the 2018 Wine Spectator “New York Wine Experience,” October 18-20 in Manhattan. It’s one of the exclusive tastings of the year and is reserved for the world’s top wineries, including estates from Italy, France, and the U.S. Click here for a list of participating wineries. Click … Continue reading

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
Brunello di Montalcino / food and wine / Montalcino / Taste Eat Visit Montalcino

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 we get asked at this … Continue reading

Chiara Sabatelli wins 2018 panzanella cook-off
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Chiara Sabatelli wins 2018 panzanella cook-off

Chiara Sabatelli from Monte Amiata (Tuscany) is the winner of this year’s panzanella cook-off competition. On Sunday, July 29, she won the contest with a panzanella recipe that included brined capers, anchovies, and “trippa del Chianti,” extra-virgin olive oil-cured tripe. She dubbed it “Panzanella del Chianti.” Her recipe was selected as the winner by a … Continue reading

Panzanella origin story: Who invented it and why?
Montalcino

Panzanella origin story: Who invented it and why?

Please join Fattoria dei Barbi and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini for the estate’s Panzanella Cook-Off Competition Sunday July 29 at the winery! Click here for details. The contest and tasting coincide with the estate’s celebration of the Blessed Giovanni Colombini, Stefano’s 14th-century ancestor. It was back during the terrible years that followed the Black Plague … Continue reading

“A wall of sound”: Top Italian taster Emanuele Giannone on Barbi’s 2006 Brunello Riserva
Accolades / Brunello di Montalcino

“A wall of sound”: Top Italian taster Emanuele Giannone on Barbi’s 2006 Brunello Riserva

Emanuele Giannone is widely considered to be one of the top tasters working in Italy today. Beyond his prolific production of tasting notes and wine writing, he also teaches aesthetics of wine at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont. Here’s what he had to say about the 2006 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello … Continue reading