The Brunello Di Montalcino Consortium Announces the US Premier of the 2013 Vintage to the US Market at Benvenuto Brunello

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Annual Event Showcases Top Wines from 30 Renowned Montalcino Producers in New York and Chicago

The Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, the association that promotes and safeguards the celebrated Tuscan wines, will host the annual Benvenuto Brunello event in the United States on Monday, January 29 at Gotham Hall in New York and on Wednesday, January 31 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago. Benvenuto Brunello is an exclusive wine tasting experience for wine trade and media during which the newest vintage release from 30 renowned Brunello producers is previewed.

Producers will showcase their 2013 Brunello di Montalcino and the 2012 Riserva, as well as the 2016 vintage of their Rosso di Montalcino, Sant’Antimo and Moscadello di Montalcino. This year, leading wineries including Altesino, Il Paradiso di Frassina, Castello Banfi, Il Palazzone, Loacker Corte Pavone and Villa Poggio Salvi will be present, among many others.

The events will feature a walk-around tasting, as well as seminars for select press and trade. The New York seminars will be led by Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group’s Beverage Operations Director Jeff Porter, while Fine Wine Specia list and Wine Educator Kristen Ellis will lead the seminar in Chicago.

“The Benvenuto Brunello events in the United States are very important occasions for us, as America is one of our largest markets,” says Consortium President Patrizio Cencioni. “2013 was a cooler year in Montalcino that produced very elegant wines. We are excited to taste these wines along with the wine trade and media to see how the US market views this vintage.”

Schedule of Events (New York):

  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm 'Classic & Cool: The 2013 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino' presented by Jeff Porter, Beverage Operations Director at the Batali & Bastianich HospitalityGroup
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm Walk-Around Tasting
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm 'Classic & Cool: The 2013 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino' presented by Jeff Porter, Beverage Operations Director at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group

Schedule of Events (Chicago):

  • 11:30am – 1:00pm 'Classic & Cool: The 2013 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino' presented by Kristen Ellis, Fine Wine Specialist and Wine Educator
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm Walk-Around Tasting

To RSVP for the Benvenuto Brunello New York event, visit
To RSVP for the Benvenuto Brunello Chicago event, visit

About the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium:
The Brunello di Montalcino Consortium ( was founded in 1967, at the same time that it was classified as a D.O.C. wine. The Consortium has favored the onset of old and new, small and large winemaking firms alike, brought together by the common interest of respecting nature and aspiring to the highest quality of wine production. The Consortium organizes events in Italy and abroad, as well as participating with winemakers in trade fairs and to wine tasting and sampling events and tours.

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