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6 March 2017 News

The Capital Gazette featured the Casisano Brunello di Montalcino in its regular wine column. At the end of the story wine writer Tom Marquardt lists his top Wine Picks for the week, including the Casisano Brunello di Montalcino. “Intense but targeted aromas with delicious dark berry and spice flavors. Well balanced and long in the finish, this is an outstanding wine.”

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2nd March 2017 News

Luisa Ponzi was featured in the article “Wild Child Clones” in the Feb/March 2017 issue of The Somm Journal. The article examines the art and science of clonal massale at Ponzi Vineyards. Luisa has been a leader in this arena and states “Each clone has a personality. When many are combined in a single block, the multitude of characteristics naturally brings complexity and dimension to the wines.”

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1 March 2017 News

Fine Wine Magazine featured the long history of Champagne Bollinger and Royal Ascot in the article “Courses for Horses: Royal Ascot Fine Wining and Dining.” The piece highlights the complexity and versatility of the wines especially with food pairings. Katherine Houston, author, notes:

“Bollinger Special Cuvée is a highly original Non-Vintage Champagne, not least because the house uses reserve wines stored in magnum under cork, allowing the oxidative aging process to contribute to the distinctive house style. Bollinger devotes an enormous amount of cellar space — roughly one third of the total — to its reserve wine, some 700,000 containers, for five to 15 years, but has patiently persevered with this method since 1892. It is a huge investment of labor and space, but certainly worthwhile for the depth and complexity of the resulting wine.”

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27 February 2017 News

An article in the upcoming April 2017 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine by Ed Zimmerman discusses a new technology –  “blockchain” – that is being used to address the issue of counterfeit wines. VINTUS COO Alex Michas is quoted in the article – see below:

“I discussed Everledger’s offering with Alex Michas, COO of Vintus Wines, an importer that stakes its fortunes on ensuring that authentic wines make their way to the right places in the US market through official channels. “It’s nice to see another product that addresses authenticity,” he says, “but that piece is being proactively addressed by many of the wineries that produce the world’s collectibles. What’s more interesting is the insight into a wine’s condition. There are so many transport and storage steps where a wine can be diminished, and the cost of properly handling wines is significant. It seems self-evident that transparency into provenance will result in consumers ultimately having a better bottle on the table.”

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27 February 2017 News

The Capital Gazette featured the Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo in a recent edition of the Maryland-Delaware area newspaper. In the article’s “Wine Picks” section, wine writer Tom Marquardt notes “this Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon blend hits a solid 10.” This story ran in print and online and was also syndicated to The Athens Banner-Herald, running in both print and online.

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27 February 2017 News

WINEormous featured the Filodora Prosecco and Tommasi Ripasso in “Wine Tasting Again? But of Course!”

Wine blogger Tom Plant reviews 6 wines he has recently tasted, starting off with the Filodora Prosecco. “I loved the yeasty nose, reminiscent of freshly baked bread and its elegant effervescence.” Tom spoke highly of Tommasi’s Ripasso as well, noting “I loved the nose and notes of plum and blackberry on the palate.”

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21 February 2017 News

Lonny Online, a home and lifestyle site, featured the Tommasi Valpolicella Rippaso in “What You Need To Sip On This V-Day.” The piece recommends readers “add some intensity to your night with this bold ruby red by Tommasi. It is just what your V-Day table is missing.”

 
21 February 2017 News

Snooth, the wine review website, featured a review of the Filodora Prosecco. Wine writer Claudia Angelilo notes the characteristics of the wine and provides a background on the Tommasi family and vineyards as well: “Orange blossom, tangerine and peach aromas with light sunflower notes. Tart and zesty with bright acidity, juicy peach and orange flavors, a refreshing and easy drinking sparkler.”

 
21 February 2017 News

We are thrilled to share Food & Wine featured Champagne Bollinger in an article titled “6 Ultra-Blingy Champagnes for Valentine’s Day.” The story features the 2002 Bollinger R.D. Brut as one of the best vintage buys on the market – essentially also reinforcing the overall quality of the House as among the finest. See below for an excerpt.

“When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you’ve got a few options. One is to drink cheap beer in front of the TV by yourself, and wonder what you did to deserve such a miserable fate. That’s not so much fun; at the very least go out and look at the stars or something, and ponder the immensity of the universe, and consider the fact that God, after all, is single, too. Another, albeit somewhat more mundane course, is to drink something tasty with your significant other, maybe a glass or two of Prosecco, or some sweet wine with dessert. Nice enough; why not?”

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21 February 2017 News

We are happy to share that Hamptons.com featured Champagne Ayala in an article titled “Romance Your Valentine With These Enticing Valentine’s Day Themed Cocktails.” The website included Ayala Brut Nature as the liquor of choice for one of its Valentine’s Day inspired cocktails.

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