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Inside IWM, January 19-21, 2015: Brief, Intense and Delicious

Posted on | January 22, 2016 | Written by IWM Staff | No Comments

A lovely illustration of Canaiola

A lovely illustration of Canaiola

It was a quick week, but we packed a lot into it. Sean Collins, in his first post for Inside IWM, wrote about a delicious under $25 Northern Italian red that oscillates between sweet fruit and savory minerals, and he made Donnas 2011 Valle d’Aosta Rosso sound like real ride. And we continued our series on Italian red grape varietals with all the “C” grapes worth knowing. Read Cabernet Franc to Croatina, and ask how many of these grapes you know and love?

Garrett Kowalsky went back to basics with his first Italian wine love–Bruno Giacosa. Garrett’s two selections of Giacosa Roero Arneis and Barbaresco might’ve escaped your notice before, so enjoy them now! Crystal shared her secret to good entertaining: having a good white wine for her guests to drink while she’s cooking. Her picks from Chateau de la Maltroye fit that criterion perfectly. And Michael Adler loves family-owned-and-operated vineyards. Don’t miss his two under-the-radar Burgundy selections.

Cheers to short weeks and relaxing weekends!


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