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Consorzio Del Vino Brunello di Montalcino comes to NYC

“Don’t pick it up!” exclaims Kevin Zraly, acclaimed wine educator and best-selling author to the dozens of journalists sitting in the room, as servers poured the first glass of wine – the Podere Brizio 2008.  “Don’t even look at it! Pretend it’s not there. We all taste together, that’s the rule,” he says. Most sophisticated […]



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Exploring Plan dell’ Orino in Montalcino

  “They’re sacrificing their lives for grapes!” I remark  to a friend, after an amazing visit to Plan dell’ Orino in Montalcino, Italy with owners/winemakers Jan Hendrick Erback and Caroline Pobitzer, who gave us a tour and tasting at their modest winery. It is literally an old farmhouse that they bought after spending many months […]