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Forno Bravo Forum Community,

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • First EVOO, now wine...is nothing sacred?

    From the Wine Spectator
    By: Jo Cooke and Mitch Frank
    Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

    The cloud surrounding the Tuscan hilltop town of Montalcino has spread eastward to its neighbor and historic rival—Montepulciano. Italy's financial police agency, the Guardia di Finanza, has closed the Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano, a large producer, impounding many of its wines, while investigating whether it illegally blended wines from outside Tuscany into its own. Vecchia Cantina is one of the largest producers of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. And other local producers are also under investigation.

    Meanwhile, back in Montalcino, where some producers are accused of using grapes other than Sangiovese in their Brunellos di Montalcino, the president of the local producers consortium has resigned just a day after the Italian minister of agricultural policy announced a plan to temporarily strip the Consorzio di Brunello of its authority to oversee production quality. Luca Zaia, the agricultural minister, appointed a three-person "Committee of Guarantee," made up of outside experts, to "safeguard Brunello's image and guarantee the integrity of the product to consumers worldwide," according to a statement from his office. Zaia is attempting to stave off a U.S. embargo on Brunello, and has been meeting with officials from the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco and Trade Bureau (TTB). <snip>

    More can be found at Wine Spectator | Articles | Montepulciano Wines Caught in Growing Tuscan Scandal

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