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Sustainable Italian Wine, the Old-Fashioned Way

In their golden fields in Italy’s Piedmont region, winemakers Renato and Milva Giacone Fenocchio do things they way they were done in simpler times. They forego chemical pesticides and herbicides, pick their grapes by hand, and eschew fancy machinery that can alter a wine during and after fermentation. And they’ve been doing so since 2001, long before organic and sustainable farming were anything like the buzzwords they are today.   The Fenocchios produce about 28,000 bottles of Dolcetto...

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