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Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
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Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country

The summer is here and a lot of you are planning your trips 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 time … 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

“One of the best wines” from a challenging vintage. Barbi’s 2014 Brunello impresses tasters across the board
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“One of the best wines” from a challenging vintage. Barbi’s 2014 Brunello impresses tasters across the board

We were thrilled to read this tasting note by one of our favorite Italian tasters, Federico Bindi. It was part of his round-up from Benvenuto Brunello (the annual tasting of new releases in Montalcino) on his excellent blog Taccuindivino. [Fattoria dei Barbi] Brunello di Montalcino 2014: A multi-faceted wine, great old school style, substance and … Continue reading