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IreneLF
04-23-2008, 07:47 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/dining/23brunello.html?scp=1&sq=bolt+from+the+blue+on+a+tuscan+red&st=nyt

I don't know if this link will work for a non member of the Times, if not, I can email the article. It's very long...did not want to take up space here.

Glitter Brunello
04-23-2008, 10:25 AM
Thanks, Irene, I will read it later - trying to finish up so I can hit the beach :)

Perhaps I'll need to change my name :abused:

JudyS
04-23-2008, 10:49 AM
Interesting! I don't know much about wine, but the gist of the article seems to be that the Brunello name is popular with foreign consumers (such as Americans), but those consumers actually prefer the taste of wine that mixes the Brunello-type grapes with other grapes that provide a milder taste (and a darker color.) So, the allegation is that winemakers produced a wine that tastes and looks good to many people, but that doesn't technically qualify for the Brunello name.

If I had been buying this wine, I don't think this would bother me. On the other hand, I was disconcerted by the following passage in the article:

On Monday, Italian police said extra virgin olive oil from seven factories had been doctored with sunflower and soybean oil. There have been concerns that mozzarella might have been contaminated because of illegal garbage dumping around Naples, and adulterated wine is said to have been found in several regions.

Soybean oil doesn't have the same nutritional advantages as olive oil, and contaminated food or wine could be just plain dangerous. But, it doesn't look like those issues are at stake with Brunello.

tonyg
04-23-2008, 11:12 AM
Thanks, Irene, I will read it later - trying to finish up so I can hit the beach :)

Perhaps I'll need to change my name :abused:

Anyone not reading the article would think Glitter did something naughty.:mrgreen::woot:

T. R. Oglodyte
04-23-2008, 11:22 AM
Interesting! I don't know much about wine, but the gist of the article seems to be that the Brunello name is popular with foreign consumers (such as Americans), but those consumers actually prefer the taste of wine that mixes the Brunello-type grapes with other grapes that provide a milder taste (and a darker color.) So, the allegation is that winemakers produced a wine that tastes and looks good to many people, but that doesn't technically qualify for the Brunello name.

Such a horrid thing. They had the temerity to produce wine that tasted better and was more popular.

ArtsieAng
04-23-2008, 11:36 AM
Anyone not reading the article would think Glitter did something naughty.:mrgreen::woot:

Exactly......I was thinking, what did she do now. :wink:

ArtsieAng
04-23-2008, 11:39 AM
Judy

On Monday, Italian police said extra virgin olive oil from seven factories had been doctored with sunflower and soybean oil. There have been concerns that mozzarella might have been contaminated because of illegal garbage dumping around Naples, and adulterated wine is said to have been found in several regions.

I'm with you. They better not start messing with Olive Oil. Sunflower, and Soybean not only do not have the same health benefits, they also taste very different.

Contaminated Mozzarella cheese and adulterated wine is also scary. Sheesh, what the heck is going on?

Glitter Brunello
04-24-2008, 12:48 AM
Anyone not reading the article would think Glitter did something naughty.:mrgreen::woot:

Anything I'm I might be involved in would more likely be a New York Post or Daily News type thing.. :abused:

T. R. Oglodyte
04-24-2008, 02:09 AM
I'm with you. They better not start messing with Olive Oil.

Popeye agrees! :mrgreen:

ArtsieAng
04-24-2008, 07:49 AM
Popeye agrees! :mrgreen:

:rotflmao:

taffy19
06-13-2009, 04:47 PM
On the other hand, I was disconcerted by the following passage in the article:

On Monday, Italian police said extra virgin olive oil from seven factories had been doctored with sunflower and soybean oil. There have been concerns that mozzarella might have been contaminated because of illegal garbage dumping around Naples, and adulterated wine is said to have been found in several regions.

Soybean oil doesn't have the same nutritional advantages as olive oil, and contaminated food or wine could be just plain dangerous. But, it doesn't look like those issues are at stake with Brunello.I read this some time ago in an email to a subscription we have. I wonder if it has been corrected already? Was this a new article again? Do you have the link? I searched my email folders but don't have it anymore. I know it was quite a while ago and I was pretty upset when I read that. What company can you still trust today?

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