The man in the right of the photo is Mr. Franco Ziliani, standing next to my father Fabrizio Bindocci. Mr. Ziliani is one of the best Italian wine writers and his blog, which is called "Vino al Vino", is one of the most popular wine blogs in the Italy. Earlier this year, he and my father led a vertical tasting of Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino from the 1973 to 2004 vintages at the historic Villa Braida in the Veneto.
Last week, Mr. Ziliani has decided to suspend his blog.
This post is dedicated to Mr. Ziliani: we wish to thank you for your important voice in the world of the wine blogging and the "enogiornalismo".
And we most sincerely hope to read your writings again very soon, whether in your blog or in the many "testate" that you write for so many important wine revues.
We also thank you for your great support of Il Poggione and our traditional Brunello di Montalcino.