Come taste 2012 Brunello!

As we do every year, next week we will be in the US to present the new release 2012 Brunello di Montalcino and 2015 Rosso di Montalcino. The first tasting will take place in New York at the Gotham Hall on January 17 from 1pm to 6pm. The event is strictly open to the trade until 4 pm but, new this year, it will be open to all “Brunello lovers” from 4 pm until 6 pm. Registration for the event can be made here: http://www.ieemusa.com/index.php/registration-88 The very same night we will take part in a charity dinner at Del Posto, pairing their food with the newly released Brunello 2012 from over 30 wineries. The profits from the dinner will go to the relief for the devastating earthquakes that happened in central Italy in 2016. Reservations for the dinner and more information can be found on http://delposto.com/news-events/unveiling-2012-vintage-brunello-di-montalcino/ Two days later, on January 19, we will move to Houston, where, at the Crystal ballroom, we will present our wines from 1pm to 5pm. Just like New York, non-trade Brunello lovers will be able to come to the tasting from 4pm. Registration is on here: http://www.ieemusa.com/index.php/registration-88   We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing our Brunello... Read more >

Opera Wine invitees announced…

Today the journalist Luciano Ferraro announced in Italy’s major national newspaper “Corriere della Sera” the wineries that have been selected by Wine Spectator to take part to Opera Wine. And Il Poggione is one of them – we will be pouring the Brunello di Montalcino 2006 Riserva Vigna Paganelli. This is an event that will take part the day before Vinitaly where about 100 Italian wineries (104 this year), selected by Wine Spectator will pour an older wine rated 90+ by Wine Spectator. It is an invitation-only event also for the guests, all of whom are collectors, wine lovers and trade customers. It is a great honor for us to have been selected by Wine Spectator’s editorial team and we are looking forward to Opera Wine 2017. photo: Alessandro and Fabrizio Bindocci at Opera Wine... Read more >

Bring Autumn to your Kitchen

It’s Autumn. And here in Montalcino, that means it’s time for mushrooms.   In particular, Porcini mushrooms. It’s very common to see lone searchers heading into the woods looking for these spontaneous fruits of the land. A great dish for the cool autumn evenings is Tagliatelle pasta with Porcini sauce. Here is our Bindocci family recipe.         Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups of white flour 2 eggs, preferably free range 1 lb of fresh Porcini mushrooms 1 clove of garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt Pepper   Put the flour on the pastry board, creating a hole in the middle, and pour the eggs in the center. Beat the eggs and slowly add flour using a fork. Once the dough gets more compact, use your hands to work it until you obtain a spherical, elastic dough. Roll it up with wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes. Now prepare the Porcini sauce. Remove the dirt from the stem with a little knife and rub them with a damp cloth. Then slice them. Put one tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a pan with a clove of garlic. Once the garlic is lightly browned (don’t burn it), remove it and add the Porcini with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and let cook for 10 minutes. Now you can roll the dough either with a Pasta machine or with a rolling pin. We always chose the second option. To do so, put the dough on a dry, floured surface or cutting board and put some additional flour on top of the dough. Start rolling it out... Read more >

Brunello + Barolo

This year Il Poggione has been invited to participate in BaroloBrunello, the event where you can find together the producers of the two most famous and iconic Italian wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Barolo. The event will take place in Montalcino, in the beautiful scenery of the Sant’Agostino cloister on Saturday  to Sunday November 12th-13th.  More than 40 producers will be present. You can find all the information on the dates and the tickets (limited availability) on the website www.barolobrunello.it . We hope to see you in... Read more >

Montalcino joins Earthquake fundraising

As we all are aware, just a few days ago a terrible earthquake destroyed several towns in central Italy and caused many deaths. Italy, as always has shown its support, with the work of volunteers and a lot of charity events throughout the country to provide funds for the earthquake relief. Last night a charity dinner was organized by the community of Montalcino, where over 400 people gathered to eat pasta Amatriciana, one the dishes typical of Amatrice (the town hit the most by the earthquake) and to raise money for the... Read more >