Don’t cry for me Montalcino

In an interview published this week by the Italian Sommelier Association, Ezio Rivella has called the results of the Brunello vote “a disaster.”

“I believe,” said Rivella, “that there is nothing left to do but cry for Brunello and its future!”

Click here to read my translation of an excerpt of the interview by Franco.

Don’t cry for me, Montalcino. The truth is I never left you.

Brunello vote results expected shortly but looking good

I wish I could say I broke this story at VinoWire but I must give credit where credit is due: my buddy Alessandro Bindocci is posting on the Brunello vote results at his blog Montalcino Report. I’m glued to my seat and am keeping my fingers crossed for Brunello to remain Brunello (100% Sangiovese). Long live Sangiovese!