I was just reading the great wine blog Do Bianchi,where the latest chapter of the Brunello saga is playing out and I just had to share this with you all.

As some of you might know, the producer's association of Brunello di Montalcino narrowly prevented a vote earlier this year that would have allowed producers to use grapes other than Sangiovese in the production of their Rosso di Montalcino wines. This comes in the wake of the scandal over the past years that showed that some producers were already adding international varieties to their wines, and those wines were frequently being lauded for their qualities by critics and pundits more used to assessing Napa Valley Cabernet than Sangiovese.