Joe Janish

Joe Janish is Director of Public Relations for Banfi Vintners, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and a veteran of the wine industry for over 20 years. He launched one of the first wine blogs back in 1997, the now-defunct "Wine Dictator," and cut his teeth on his grandfather's homemade wine. He still keeps a copy of Wine for Dummies nearby for reference.

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Winemakers Love Banfi Wines

Banfi wines impressed the judges of the ninth annual Winemaker Challenge, held in San Diego recently. Headlining the results were Castello Banfi ExcelsuS, Banfi Chianti Classico, Bolla Le Origini Amarone, and Bell’Agio Rosso Dolce, all of which won “Best of” honors in their respective categories. Additionally, Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino, Sartori Amarone, and Bolla […]


Castello Banfi Winemaker Rudy Buratti Passes Away

Rudy Buratti, Chief Winemaker for Castello Banfi, passed peacefully on January 13, 2018 at the age of 56 in Tuscany, Italy. Born in Bleggio Superiore, Trento, Buratti graduated in 1981 from Italy’s prestigious Agricultural University of San Michele Alto Adige, one world’s premier enological schools. Upon graduation he decided to “go south” – as he […]