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Inside IWM, August 4-7, 2014: Places and Peoples Edition

Posted on | August 8, 2014 | Written by IWM Staff | No Comments

Vineyards at Rioja

Vineyards at Rioja

We began this week with a look at Fontodi, one of our favorite estates in the heart of Chianti Classico, and we ended it with Robin Kelley O’Connor’s snapshot of Rioja. This bookending more or less summed up the theme of the week, which is how much the land matters in the making of wine. We looked pretty specifically at the land in Francesco’s explanation of minerality, and we celebrated it with Jessica’s rave about Aldo Conterno 2010 Langhe Rosso.

Our experts concentrated slightly more on people, beginning with David Gwo’s selection of two wines from Vincenzo Abbruzzese’s Valdicava. Francesco focused on people’s enjoyment with his picks of two under $25 Burgundies–and they are gorgeous! RKO wanted to make sure the red wine lovers in the house stay happy this summer, so he picked a delicious Barolo and a delicious Brunello. And Garrett wants you to get your summer party started, so he selected two magnums, one great Prosecco and one amazing Barbera.

We hope you enjoy yourselves with people you care about, wherever you may find yourself!

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