It was reported recently that a number of arrests have been made relating to alleged cocaine dealing in Montalcino. However, those who have reported the “identity of the winery general manager arrested having been given by police using the initials S.M. (with the last name first), born in 1968. It is believed that the winery he works for is American-owned, purchased by a New York business man in the year 2000, but this has not yet been confirmed by police sources,” may ultimately pay a higher price than those who have been arrested.
For the avoidance of doubt the person named as “S.M.” has not been arrested.
He is not the general manager of a winery.
And the ONLY winery at the centre of this investigation is not owned by an American, has nothing to do with New York, and did not change hands in the year 2000.
I am told that lawyers connected with the one winery which did change hands in 2000 and which is American-owned are sharpening their gold-plated pencils.