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Scandal in Italy!

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From The New York Times:

August 7, 2009, 3:13 pm

Italy Announces Findings in Brunello di Montalcino Probe

by Eric Asimov

It’s been almost a year since we last addressed the brunello di Montalcino mess. Now it’s time to return to the scene of the crime as there have been a few developments in the last couple of weeks.

First, the seven wineries investigated by the Italian authorities were identified. They were: Antinori, Argiano, Banfi, Casanova di Neri, Marchese de Frescobaldi, Biondi Santi and Col d’Orcia.

Biondi Santi and Col d’Orcia were cleared of any wrongdoing.

The remaining five wineries were cited by the Italian authorities for having used unauthorized grapes to make their wines. Brunello di Montalcino is required to be 100 percent sangiovese.

Read the rest of the article here:

http://tinyurl.com/Brunello-scandal

If this story interests you, you should follow the several links in the blog posting.

The good:

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The Bad:

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And the Ugly:

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Dog after drinking a 2002 Brunello “Riserva”.

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