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2012 28 November

New York, NY, November 2012 - At the Society of Wine Educators’ Fall board meeting, the board unanimously agree to appoint Sharron McCarthy as Director Emeritus.

The Society has granted this honor only three times previously: the first Director Emeritus was Julius Wile, who helped write the by-laws of the organization and was Treasurer f...

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2012 29 October

The Castello Banfi Vineyard Estate in Montalcino, Tuscanys premier vineyard estate, wrapped up its harvest on October 13, nearly 60 days after it began picking its white varietals.

The harvest of Chardonnay, followed by Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc started on August 22. Because of high temperatures, picking took place on an early schedule,...

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2012 20 September

The harvest of white grapes, which began on August 22nd with Chardonnay followed by Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, is already completed.  The grapes, which due to high temperatures were picked from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, were of good quality, though yield was lower by about 25% compared to last year, a decrease due mainly to the dry and...

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2012 14 September

In 2012 Castello Banfi La Taverna has once again received the Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Award of Excellence for its wine list. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize those restaurants whose wine lists present captivating  selections, which are suitable to their cuisine and appeal to an extensive variety of wine lovers....

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2012 27 July

This summer in London the greatest athletes in the world will have a place to relax and feel a bit at home: Nike VIP House.  After introducing him at the Beijing Olympic Games, Nike has confirmed that the eclectic Italian Chef Nicola Batavia will run their “made in Italy” kitchen.   Speaking with him one can sense his strong...

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2012 17 July

Scott Hamilton, Reggie Washington, Tom Harrell, Kurt Elling, Nick the Nightfly and many other big names to celebrate jazz and great wine The fifteenth edition of Jazz&Wine in Montalcino, one of Italy’s enduring music festivals and a collaboration between the Castello Banfi vineyard estate of Montalcino, the Jazz&Image cultural societ...

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2012 05 July

On July 5th, celebrating the second edition of the Italian music festival inspired by Frances Grands Crus Musicaux, Castello Banfi will host Russian Maestro Alexander Kniazev in concert.   After the resounding success of its first edition, the Melodia del Vino, festival, a true voyage across the excellence of Tuscan wines, returns with the m...

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2012 08 June

(Montalcino, May 22 2012) -  The roads of Montalcino, made famous in the 1980s by the world rally racing championships, will come back under the spotlight during the second weekend of June (6/8, 9 and 10), thanks to Tuscan Rewind – a race on dirt roads for classic autos, this year in its 3rd edition.

The race, featuring some of the ...

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2012 27 February

An eagerly awaited vintage combined with innovative winemaking  There is great anticipation for the release of the first bottles of the 2007 vintage Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino and the estate’s top cru, Poggio alle Mura. By law released five years after the vintage, this particular wine from this particular vintage has a lot r...

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