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Inside IWM, September 14-17, 2015: Write What You Love

Posted on | September 18, 2015 | Written by IWM Staff | No Comments

imageWe kicked off the week with a look at the historic, humble, umano Baricci estate and their rustic, beautiful Montalcino wines; we closed it with a salute to the Hanky Panky, a classic nineteenth-century cocktail created by Ada Coleman, a legendary mixologists and the first women to hold the position of “head barman” at the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London. Julia Punj from IWM Aspen is a connoisseur of cocktail culture, and her posts are always a pleasure. In between, Emery Long, also at IWM Aspen, offered tips on winterizing your wine–because no one wants to find a giant Brunello slushie in their car trunk. And Matt Di Nunzio enjoyed a lovely, fruity, spicy Primitivo from Mille Una that was less than $22!

Crystal Edgar kicked off the experts selections this week with her picks from Morey-St-Denis, a Burgundy region that doesn’t receive the attention it deserves; her two Domaine Ponsot wines might change that. Continuing this theme of shedding light on the overlooked, Garrett Kowalsky spotlighted Simon Bize’s wines with two memorable bottles. John Camacho Vidal loves to teach people about wine, and he offered two selections from his recent lesson on Super Tuscans. And Francesco Vigorito calls the wines of Poggio di Sotto “genius,” so he chose two to illustrate his point.

We write what we love, and we drink what we love, and we hope you do too! Cheers for this weekend and the upcoming week.

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