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2000 01 December

A stroll down the Champs Elysées these days might offer the surprising sight of Parisians sipping Castello Banfi Brunello or SummuS in their sidewalk cafés. It may be even more surprising to see wine lovers doing the same in the upscale bistros of Phnom Penh, Bombay, Warsaw and Moscow.    Yet it's easily understandable to ...

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2000 01 December

Cristina Mariani knows what it means to have a tough act to follow. Over the past three years, the 30-year-old family proprietor of Castello Banfi has been assembling a team to succeed the estate's founders: her father and uncle, US wine merchants John and Harry Mariani.   "They created something that once seemed unimaginable," said Ms. Mari...

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2000 10 November

While Dolly the Sheep and genetically engineered broccoli may smack of high technology and spark international controversy, clonal research has been an integral part of wine making's oldest and most vaulted traditions.    Defined as the "isolation and vegetative multiplication of individuals showing some valuable characters inside a var...

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2000 01 November

Italy's leading wine guide, Gambero Rosso's Guida Ai Vini d'Italia (Guide to Italian Wines) 2001 has awarded the elite "Tre Bicchieri" or "Three Glasses" distinction to the 1997 vintage of Castello Banfi SummuS, along with a star signifying the estate's tenth year in the "Tre Bicchieri" category. The 1988 and 1995 vintages of SummuS rated three gla...

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2000 20 October

Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany has released its 1998 Moscadello di Montalcino DOC in a newly designed package. The 500ml bottle sports a round, buff-colored label framed with an etched wreath of golden Moscadello vines.   Castello Banfi Moscadello di Montalcino is made exclusively from 100% Moscadello grapes that are estate grown and ...

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2000 10 October

As the world's most dedicated "foodies" descend on the northern Italian city of Turin this fall, the wines of Tuscan vineyard estate Castello Banfi will join in the greeting.    Salone del Gusto, a bi-annual culinary fair started four years ago by the Slow Food Society, will once again celebrate the regional flavors of Italy and the wor...

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2000 02 October

As Harvest 2000 enters its final sprint, winemakers at Castello Banfi are honing their assessments with the newly-made white wines and still-fermenting reds.    "It was a high-pressure vintage," observed Cristina Mariani, family proprietor of the Montalcino estate. "Conditions were superb going into the first week of August, with beauti...

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2000 01 October

Red wine with fish might once have been fighting words in certain wine circles, but this year it was the backdrop to honoring peace.   Tavernelle Cabernet Sauvignon was paired with the main course filet of monkfish in a red wine sauce served with carrot-coriander confit, green asparagus and roasted potatoes. This year's lavish banquet, held ...

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2000 25 September

Castello Banfi shared the diplomatic and culinary spotlight of two nations as the Italian Ambassador honored one of Japan's many Italophiles - Prince Takamado, seventh in line to the Chrysanthemum throne. Chef Fabio Danzo of Florence's five star hotel, Grand Hotel Villa Cora, and one of Tokyo's hottest chefs, Minoru Sonehara of the "Il Leone" rest...

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2000 20 September

The art of Italy's food and wine was on an early summer curriculum for a select group of American and Irish college students majoring in hospitality education, as they headed to Italy and a series of seminars on wine and food hosted by Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany.  Under the direction of professors from seven schools in the U.S. and...

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2000 04 September

Intense heat has sped up Harvest 2000 at Castello Banfi, where high quality promises to reward the sweat and toil.  Unusually high temperatures of 102-104 degrees Fahrenheit from mid-August accelerated the ripening of the grapes, according to Cristina Mariani, family proprietor of Castello Banfi. Picking started on August 23rd with the usual ...

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2000 01 September

The recent debut of Castello Banfi's Excelsus in the European Union's capital city, Brussels, was a "happening" that almost didn't happen. A traffic jam, unparalleled in European history, came close to preventing it.  The affair, first of its type staged by the award-winning Tuscan wine estate, was booked at Brussel's posh Hotel Astoria near ...

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2000 01 August

After 2,000 years, the two faces of the ancient Greek god, Heros, have had cosmetic surgery, but with nary a nip or tuck. Acid, tweezers and a toothbrush did the job.  Those faces decorate the Amorini Balsamary, an ancient perfume bottle that was among 20 pieces of Roman Empire glassware recently restored through a special process for the Gio...

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2000 15 June

After 2,000 years, the two faces of the ancient Greek god, Heros, have had cosmetic surgery, but with nary a nip or tuck. Acid, tweezers and a toothbrush did the job.  Those faces decorate the Amorini Balsamary, an ancient perfume bottle that was among 20 pieces of Roman Empire glassware recently restored through a special process for the Gio...

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2000 15 April

Banfi Brachetto d'Acqui, a unique red sparkling wine from Castello Banfi's sister winery, Vigne Regali of Piedmont, is now sporting a customized deluxe package that was over a year in the making.  Called a "decanter bottle," the elegantly shaped bottle was created by Banfi family proprietor John F. Mariani and modeled on a traditional fine c...

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2000 14 February

Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, has redesigned its grappa bottle in tribute to the 12th century fortress that crowns its premier vineyard estate.  The sleek new design, created by Banfi family proprietor John F. Mariani, bears a subtle relief of stone blocks on the shoulder of the bottle, reminiscent of a castle turret. The bottle is c...

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2000 01 January

In a gesture toward wine education, Castello Banfi is going to let wine drinkers pick its flagship wine apart piece by piece. "The best way to learn about something is to see what it's made up of," noted Cristina Mariani, family proprietor of the Tuscan vineyard estate. She is in the midst of organizing a 11-city US tour in conjunction with the So...

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