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2001 08 October

As harvest 2001 wraps up in Montalcino, winemakers at Castello Banfi are happily comparing the vintage to the stellar 1997 growing season.   Despite a severe spring frost, ideal weather conditions throughout the summer allowed for perfect maturation of the grapes. The clusters relished the hot days and cool, breezy nights. The white grapes i...

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2001 01 October

Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui (Bra-KET-oh da-KWEE), a distinctive red sparkling wine from Piedmont, Italy is now offered in a custom designed bottle modeled on a traditional fine crystal wine decanter.    Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui has the flavor of fresh raspberries. Its effervescence is softer than that of champagne, yet it yields ...

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2001 02 July

Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany has been named 2001 European "Winery of The Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.   The annual award, presented by Wine Enthusiast Publisher Adam Strum, recognized Castello Banfi for its "innovative varietal and clonal research on vines, for its key role in the economic transformation of the small Tuscan to...

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2001 23 June

The bucolic Tuscan wine estate Castello Banfi will transform into a college campus for seven days this summer and fall, as the attention shifts from vinification to education.    In-depth classes on wine, food, and culture at the medieval castle are part of a Banfi sponsored seminar for college students majoring in hospitality and the c...

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2001 18 May

John Mariani, proprietor of leading US wine importer Banfi Vintners and the premier Tuscan vineyard estate Castello Banfi, has been named the Sons of Italy Foundation's "Man of The Year." The National Education And Leadership Award will be presented to Mr. Mariani at a special ceremony on May 24th in Washington D.C., recognizing his dedication to h...

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2001 18 April

The 2002 VinItaly International Wine Fair ended today with confirmation of Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany as the best winery in Italy.   The official recognition, awarded for the ninth year in a row, was based on the judgment of a jury of over 100 wine professionals and journalists from all over the world. They blind-tasted 2500 wines...

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2001 09 April

Italy's national wine library and its leading vineyard estate will team up at this year's annual "VinItaly" wine fair in Verona to address two of the country's hottest winemaking categories, Super Tuscans and Brunello di Montalcino.    The Enoteca Italiana di Siena, a fervent promoter of Italy's winemaking expertise, will sponsor two ta...

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2001 09 April

VERONA, Italy, April 9, 2001 - - The 2001 VinItaly International Wine Fair ended today with confirmation of Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany as the best winery in Italy.   The official recognition, awarded for the eighth year in a row, was based on the judgment of a jury of over 100 wine professionals and journalists from all over the w...

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2001 01 April

Behold the "Gladiator" of wines. Castello Banfi's proprietary cuveé, SummuS 1997, came away the victor at Atlanta's illustrious "Wine Oscars." The City Grill was the arena for this historic and very tough battle between several upscale reds from around the world, but SummuS managed to pummel the competition. Prior to the announcement of the ...

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2001 01 March

Castello Banfi, Montalcino's premier vineyard estate, has announced the April 2002 release of an unfiltered, single-vineyard version of the region's historic Brunello di Montalcino. The new offering is the result of over two decades of research in clonal selection for the varietal.    Called "Poggio alle Mura" to honor the historical na...

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2001 10 January

Castello Banfi has opened two new restaurants at its vineyard estate in Montalcino, Tuscany, offering both formal and casual takes on local cuisine. Dining rooms in a historic stone building offer breathtaking views of the rolling Tuscan countryside, with patios for al fresco dining in the shadow of the medieval castle.    The elegant R...

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