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Inside IWM, October 5-8, 2015: Fall is in the Air

Posted on | October 9, 2015 | Written by IWM Staff | No Comments

Picking Nebbiolo

Picking Nebbiolo

The frost has yet to hit the pumpkin in the greater Tri-State area, but fall is definitely in the air. This week, Julia Punj makes a compelling argument for Nebbiolo as fall’s grape–and she includes a recipe to help you usher in this season of scarves, sweaters, and rustling leaves. Garrett Kowalsky, on the other hand, warms up with Chianti Classico Riserva in this week’s go-to wine post; he makes this $35 Riserva bottling from Castello di Selvole sound like heaven. We began the week with a visit to Tenuta San Guido, the maker of Sassicaia and the birthplace of the Super-Tuscan revolution, and we closed it with a look at decanting wine–how to, what you get out of it, and when you should.

Our experts were similarly excited about the changing seasons, although they expressed it in very individual ways. Crystal Edgar looked to the Rhône Valley’s M. Chapoutier for a pair of super-expressive recent Hermitage bottlings. Like Crystal, Michael Adler also looked to theRhône, but he selected his wines from Domaine du Pegau for pure Châteauneuf-du-Pape delight. Italy-born-and-raised, Will Di Nunzio chose two emblematic wines from Italy that could not be more different, Prosecco and Barolo. And John Camacho Vidal took his cue from Super-Tuscan wines, selecting one from Le Macchiole and one from Angelo Gaja’s Ca’ Marcanda estate, both in Bolgheri.

This Monday is Columbus Day, and IWM’s offices and stores will be closed. We hope that you will spend your holiday as we will: with loved ones, great food, and terrific wine!

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