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Inside IWM, November 24-27, 2014: Giving Thanks!

Posted on | November 28, 2014 | Written by IWM Staff | No Comments

308276_10150404094157746_1607559015_nWe hope your Thanksgiving Day was absolutely wonderful, and you’re enjoying your holiday weekend. Our minds were a collective hive of Thanksgiving love this week, beginning with one writer’s remembrance of her “Festa del Tacchino” in Montalcino, Italy. You haven’t really spread the love of Thanksgiving until you’ve indoctrinated a group of skeptical Italians into the cult of Turkey Day. We finished the week with turkey tips–David Bertot’s tried-and-true ways to make your turkey juicy and delicious. In between, John Camacho Vidal enjoyed a bottle of $25 Rosso di Montalcino and fell more deeply in love with Talenti.

Our Experts chose from the viscera, picking wines they love with abandon. Crystal opted for a pair of Loire Valley gems from the great Didier Dagueneau estate. Like Crystal, Robin Kelley O’Connor kept his selections to a single producer, choosing two beautiful Brunellos from Col d’Orcia. Will Di Nunzio chose to spread his love across two producers, Chionetti and Antinori, suggesting that holiday wines should include the beloved and the unknown.

Happy leftovers, shopping, company and wine!

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