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12.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BANFI BRUNELLO WINES SET FREE

WINE PRODUCER Castello Banfi has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Brunello di Montalcino fraud scandal. All of Banfi’s Brunello 2OO3 has been released by Italian police investigators after it was found to comply with production rules, the group announced. Banfi, which produces around 6OO,OOO bottles of Brunello annually, was one of several wineries caught up in a scandal over the Brunello 2OO3 vintage, released for sale this year. “This clearance closes the case [...] Read More »

FETZER SEEKS SMALLER FOOTPRINT

GOING GREEN is certainly the thing to do these days. Fetzer Vineyards one of the largest US wineries, will lightweight its entire line of wines to reduce its environmental footprint, continuing the winery’s more than 2O-year history of environmental responsibility and a decade-long commitment to help alleviate global climate change. On an average annual basis, the new bottles reduce glass usage by 16% (more than 21OO tons) and supply chain greenhouse gas emissions (or carbon [...] Read More »

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