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Gravity-fed Riunite Margarita

What’s even cooler than a margarita? How about a gravity-fed margarita?

Nearly 1,400 wines were entered into the 2017 San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge, Robert Whitley’s annual competition judged by an esteemed and varied panel of industry veterans — including wine buyers, critics, winemakers, sommeliers, and educators. Wines from Banfi fared well, with 30 collecting medals — including four taking “Best of Show” honors.

Wine and Food

Toast Mom with French Toast and Rosa Regale

Sparkling red Rosa Regale is ideal for celebrating Mother’s Day — and it’s a perfect pairing for this French Toast recipe. Can you say “Mother’s Day Brunch”? Watch the video to see the preparation; ingredients and directions below. Ingredients: For the French Toast: 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, clarified (see directions below), divided 8 tablespoons C&H® […]

BBQ Recipe: Smoky Barbecue Ribs

Outdoor cooking is a very popular pastime. It unites friends and family with delicious food and conversation and is the perfect way to spend your summers. And there is no better way to kick off the summer BBQ season than the fact that May is National Barbecue Month! Barbecue doesn’t necessarily mean the sauce, it […]

Should Unhealthy Foods Carry a Warning Label?

The country of Chile is now plastering big black labels on packaged foods that the government deems “unhealthy.” Great Britain and Ecuador warn their citizens of unhealthy food characteristics using a color-code system. Will similar warning labels appear on foods in the USA? Should they?

Wine Education

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino wine bottle and glass with estate vineyards and castle in background

To introduce the 2011 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino and 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riservas, Banfi Vintners co-CEO Cristina Mariani-May traveled around the USA, telling the story of Castello Banfi and offering first tastes of not only the Brunelli but also “ASKA” Bolgheri Rosso, “La Pettegola” Vermentino, Fonte alla Selva Chianti Classico, and Poggio alle […]

The history of wine in Washington State goes back to 1825, when the first wine grapes were planted by French, German, and Italian immigrants and wine made by a few home winemakers. By the turn of the 20th century, snowcaps melting down from the Cascade Mountains fueled large-scale irrigation, unlocking the dormant potential of Eastern […]

March is Taste Washington Wine Month! Impress your friends with the five fun facts below. And find insider tips on how to celebrate #WAWineMonth here! Did You Know? [box color=”yellow” icon=”fa-lightbulb-o”]1. Washington State is the 2nd largest wine producer in the U.S.[/box] [box color=”yellow” icon=”fa-lightbulb-o”]2. The WA wine industry generates more than $3 billion to […]

Want to learn all about the wines of Tuscany? In ten minutes, you can get an overview of all the different styles of Tuscan wine and what makes them unique — watch the video below, produced by the Guild of Sommeliers:

Press Releases

Castello Banfi co-CEOs James Mariani and Cristina Mariani-May accept award of Best Winery - VinItaly in Verona, Italy

Castello Banfi was named “Best Winery of the Year – Gran VinItaly” in Verona, Italy — making it an unprecedented fifth time that Banfi was hailed as the best winery in the world at VinItaly, and the fifteenth time it was named best winery in Italy.

Castello Banfi co-CEO Cristina Mariani-May accepts Wine Excellence Award from the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

The American Chamber of Commerce in Italy gives the 2017 Wine Excellence Award to American owned and operated Castello Banfi.