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Inside IWM, June 15-18, 2015: Drink It Up!

Posted on | June 19, 2015 | Written by IWM Staff | No Comments

The author with Paolo Bea in Umbria

John Camacho Vidal with Paolo Bea in Umbria

IWM has always believed that when it comes to wine, knowledge is more than power: it’s enjoyment. This week our blog was dedicated to deepening your understanding and love of wine. We began with the second part in our Italian white grape discovery series, this one looking at grapes from Drupeggio to Grillo. We ended the week with Julia Punj’s spirited guide to the cocktail known as the “Flip.” (While these adult beverages aren’t wine, we want you to love what you drink, even cocktails!) In between, Michael Adler poured out his love for Frecciarossa’s under $20 Riesling sparkling wine, and John Camacho Vidal gave you a guide to get the most out of your winery visits.

Our Experts were similarly motivated. Looking toward Bolgheri, David Gwo picked two iconic Merlot wines that he loves, one from Le Macchiole and another from Tua Rita. Will Di Nunzio finds that, as much as he gets caught up in the spectacle of new releases, sometimes unusual, obscure wines with great back stories pull him to the glass. And Crystal Edgar let her first love, Bordeaux, be her guide in her selection of a pair of St. Emilion vintages from Château Pavie.

Here’s to knowing–and loving–what’s in your glass, whatever libation it may be!

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