This week’s guest on In the Drink is Francesco Ripaccioli of Canalicchio di Spora. Established in northern Montalcino in 1962 by Primo Pacenti, the Canalicchio di Sopra estate produces Brunello of great power and finesse. Today, grandfather, father and grandchildren work side by side with the common aim of producing quality wines. Fancesco joined the management in 2001, bringing with him new ideas and technologies always in respect of ancient methods and customs. This program was brought to you by Michter’s.

“Traditional means to make the same things we made 50 years ago – I don’t think my grandfather would be happy if we did that.” [13:00]

–Francesco Ripaccioli on In the Drink