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2007 01 October

Maxims, Mottos and Memories: An Interview with John Mariani By Marguerite Thomas   John F. Mariani, Jr. is proprietor of the family owned Banfi Vintners of Old Brookville, NY, and its Italian subsidiary, Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Italy.   Banfi Vintners, wholly American-owned and founded in New York in 1919, today ranks among the...

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2007 22 July

Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead, Enrico Rava, Roberto Gatto, Javier Girotto and many other big names combine for the Jazz selection that will kick off on July 11    CASTELLO BANFI CELEBRATES THE 10TH EDITION OF ITS FESTIVAL “JAZZ & WINE IN MONTALCINO” (July 11-22 2007)     With this year’s edition, &...

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2007 09 July

In the July 2007 issue of Wine Spectator,associate editor Mitch Frank profiles the Mariani family and Banfi’s growth, move to Montalcino and entry into Brunello winemaking: - “Brunello di Montalcino is renowned today as one of Italy's premier wines, and a generous amount of credit must go to this American family-owned company."   ...

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2007 29 June

Click here for more details, recipe and links to the Women & Wine and "Evening" websites. (Hollywood, June 2007) Women & Wine, a web based lifestyle group, has selected the wines of Banfi Tuscany as their official match to the motion picture “Evening.” This romantic tale about the secrets mothers pass on to their daughters, acc...

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2007 02 April

(Montalcino, April 2007) Heinz Beck, Rome’s only Michelin three-star chef and one of only five in Italy, will host customized cooking classes this fall and in 2008 at the Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino, Tuscany. Beck at Banfi, as the luxury cultural travel package is being called, will include three nights at the recently opene...

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2007 23 March

Five-million-year-old whale fossil discovered on the Castello Banfi estate in Montalcino featured in National Geographic News   Click here to view the article on National Geographic's website:

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2007 26 February

(Montalcino, February 26, 2007) Paleontologists studying ancient maritime soils at the Castello Banfi vineyard estate here in southern Tuscany unearthed the 5-million year-old vertebrae and ribs of a Pliocene era whale, the largest and oldest such discovery in this part of Tuscany. Scientists are confident in finding more of the remaining skeleton ...

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