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Inside IWM, March 2-5, 2015: We Contain Multitudes

Posted on | March 6, 2015 | Written by IWM Staff | No Comments

julia's negroniThere’s no question that IWM enjoys a diverse experience–in wine, in food, in cocktails, and in taste! This week, our blog took a whirlwind trip to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where we discovered there’s a lot to drink beyond the bright white Pinot Grigios the region is known for. We welcomed a new contributor, Matt Di Nunzio, with his appreciation of Fantinel’s under $20 Brut Rosé sparkler. We sang the praises of stock, that glorious liquid that gives life to dishes from soup to risotto. And we enjoyed the many faces of the Negroni, the emblematic Italian cocktail, as thoroughly presented by an impassioned Julia Punj.

Our Experts were no less catholic in their interests. David Gwo picked a pair of delicious, hedonistic Amarone, while Francesco Vigorito selected two vintage Sassicaia bottlings, one to drink now and one to put away for awhile. Drawing from recent dinners, Will Di Nunzio chose two recent favorites, a Quintarelli Valpolicella and an unusual Amalfi Coast white. And Robin Kelley O’Connor couldn’t forebear continuing NYC’s Burgundy week, selecting two righteous Burgundies from Chavy Chouet and Emmanuel Rouget.

Cheers to broad tastes, well cultivated, and exercised often.

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