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The Wines of Lionello Marchesi: New Releases from Tuscany

Thirty years ago Lionello Marchesi, a successful Italian industrialist, decided to follow his passion and make wine. Today he owns three estates in Tuscany: Coldisole in Montalcino, Poggio alle Sughere in the Maremma, and Castello di Monastero in Chianti Classico. … Continue reading

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Rosso di Montalcino: IWR’s Top Ten from the 2009 and 2010 Vintages

Rosso di Montalcino is often referred to as Baby Brunello.  Made from 100 percent Sangiovese and often from the same vineyards as its famous brother, Brunello di Montalcino, it costs just one-third the price. See our reviews of over 60 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brunello di Montalcino by Kerin O’Keefe

What wonderful timing. The University of California Press sent Kerin O’Keefe’s book on Brunello to review about two weeks before I was to set off to Montalcino. Her book is like others in this series—excellent writing about the region, the … Continue reading

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VinItaly in Verona: Europe’s Gigantic Wine Fair

We’re in Verona at one of the world’s largest wine fairs–12 pavilions each the size of a large WalMart filled with producers. Our focus is Brunello di Montalcino–we report our thoughts on this video made by the Consorzio del Vino … Continue reading

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