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2003 20 December

Chef Guido Haverkock brings his flavors of Ristorante Castello Banfi in Montalcino to Manhattan this winter, as the James Beard House features a Castello Banfi Dinner on Thursday, November 20.    Castello Banfi family proprietor Cristina Mariani-May will present her estate’s wines as they are paired with Chef Haverkock’s Med...

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2003 17 December

Cristina Mariani-May will represent her family’s vineyard estate, Castello Banfi, as one of the dozen of Italy’s top producers bringing their vinous debate to New York this autumn, asking the rhetorical question: single or married?   The question, of course, refers to Italian grape varieties, and the panel discussion will compare...

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2003 03 December

- VinItaly Honors Winery for 10 Straight Years -   The 2003 VinItaly Concorso Enologico Internazionale held early this month in Verona has confirmed Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany as Italy’s best winery.   The official recognition, awarded to Castello Banfi for the tenth year in a row, was based on the judgment of a jury ...

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2003 22 November

As Wine Spectator magazine’s #3 Wine of the Year 2002, Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 1997 was featured in a panel tasting with the other top ten wines at the publication’s New York Wine Experience, a three-day series of seminars and tastings held October 23-25 in New York City.  Cristina Mariani-May, Castello Banfi family p...

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2003 15 November

-The Banfi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading U.S. wine importer Banfi Vintners and the Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Tuscany, has granted an International Experience scholarship to the University of Denver.   The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) of the University’s Daniels College of Business is ...

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2003 11 November

Pennsylvania’s premier charitable wine event, Trés Bonne Annèe honored Castello Banfi as its Winery of the Year 2003 and raised a record amount of contributions to benefit Harrisburg’s Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.    Family proprietor Cristina Mariani-May hosted the event’s main weekend Octob...

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2003 29 September

Ristorante Banfi, the premier dining showcase of the Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino, Tuscany, has been awarded a coveted one-star rating in the 2004 Michelin Red Guide, released last week. The star, which denotes "a very good restaurant in its category," is considered significant not only because it was awarded within one year of the ...

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2003 28 July

The Mariani family, proprietors of Castello Banfi, has been named “Hotelie of the Year” by the New York Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society (CHS).  The award, bestowed at a banquet held in the Plaza Hotel in New York City on December 1, marks the first time that this prestigious honor has been given to a family for its joint accom...

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2003 19 June

At a special dinner on Thursday, June 19th, Castello Banfi wines will be paired with dishes prepared by the "Grand" chefs of Florida. As part of the James Beard "Best Hotel Chefs of America" series, the Kessler collection of chefs from the Grand Theme Hotels in Florida, have developed a tantalizing menu which will be enhanced by the wines of Castel...

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2003 16 June

(Montalcino, Italy – October 2003) One of the most severe heat waves in European history brought grape pickers early to the rolling hills of the Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino, Tuscany, with the start of the annual harvest here on August 11.      The range of grape varieties grown at this noted property in ...

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2003 31 March

Castello Banfi brought its message of marrying innovation and tradition to the heart of another famous winemaking region, as Colvecchio, Cum Laude and SummuS take the stage at Napa Valley’s COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.    The Montalcino producer appears as Winery of the Week for November 8-14, showing it...

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2003 24 February

Castello Banfi’s Sharron McCarthy has been honored with the American Wine Society’s Award of Merit, given at the organization’s annual conference in November.   Ms. McCarthy, a 25-year Banfi veteran, leads the estate’s wine education team in the U.S., conducting seminars for consumers, trade and students, presenting t...

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2003 10 January

The 2002 vintage of L’Ardì Dolcetto d’Acqui DOC, produced by the Vigne Regale winery in Piedmont, Italy will be introduced to the United States market this summer.   The term "L’Ardì" (pronounced "Lar-DEE") in the Piedmontese dialect means "bright and brave" and refers to a fun and adventurous young man. Fresh...

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