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Wine Down Wednesday with Silver Totem Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

Watch Banfi’s Jimmy Collins provide a quick introduction to the beauty of Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon on

Need assistance choosing a wine? You might take the advice of a professional wine critic. Better yet, what if you could tap the advice of over a dozen critics? Turns out you can! Read on to see the results of the 2017 Critics Challenge, where 15 of the top critics chose their favorite wines in a blind judging.

Riding the crest of 22 medals awarded, Banfi Vintners was named “Imported Wine Company of the Year” at the 2017 Dan Berger International Wine Competition. Included among the medal winners were four Golds, for Banfi Centine Rosso, Banfi Chianti Superiore, Bolla Sparkling Rose, and Unparalleled Rose. Following is a list of all medal winners from […]

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.

After more than seven decades in journalism, Morley Safer is retiring. The longest-tenured member of 60 Minutes announced on Wednesday that he was calling it quits. From Adweek / TV Newser: “After more than 50 years of broadcasting on CBS News and 60 Minutes I have decided to retire,” Safer said. “It’s been a wonderful […]

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

Wine Down Wednesday with Silver Totem Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

Watch Banfi’s Jimmy Collins provide a quick introduction to the beauty of Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon on

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 […]

Perfect conditions are certainly a rarity in the unpredictable, nature-driven world of wine. However, 2010 was a year of near perfection in Montalcino. This vintage was unique in that all phases – from the vegetative stage to the ripening and harvesting of grapes – took place under ideal circumstances. The year 2010 began with copious […]

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.

Entertainment

Stock up on these crowd-pleasing sparkling wines for the holiday season! 1. Maschio Prosecco Brut: Beautiful packaging and recently rated among The Top 100 Values by Wine & Spirits, this is a sparkling wine great for gifting and sharing. See the full review from W&S below: Riunite’s entry into the Prosecco game offers an edgy, […]

Wine Advice

A quick round-up of what some of our favorite bloggers, writers, and reporters enjoyed for Mother’s Day! Cheers! The Mother’s Day Gift That’s Still Gifting… from Just Haves Mother’s Day Gifts! from Somm in the City Stuck on what to get Mom? Check out these easy ideas for Mother’s Day! from Q13 Fox News 14 […]

Congratulations to all the recent and upcoming graduates! If you’re thinking through a gift to recognize the college, business school, med school, law school, master’s program, or PhD graduate in your life, Cum Laude Super Tuscan makes a fitting choice. The blend of 30% Cabernet, 30% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, and 15% Syrah has a full […]

Stock up on these crowd-pleasing sparkling wines for the holiday season! 1. Maschio Prosecco Brut: Beautiful packaging and recently rated among The Top 100 Values by Wine & Spirits, this is a sparkling wine great for gifting and sharing. See the full review from W&S below: Riunite’s entry into the Prosecco game offers an edgy, […]

Wine Industry

Banfi co-CEO Cristina Mariani-May talking wine business social responsibility, marketing to millennials, and product differentiation

Watch Banfi co-CEO Cristina Mariani-May talk about the following five subjects: On investing in environmental efforts and social responsibility On making a product that stands out from the pack On educating the retailer and consumer On embracing the millennial generation and social media On where Banfi will be in 10 years This video was produced […]