August 29, 2016
A Note from Sergio
It's the last week of summer! If you have kids, they're heading back to school; if you have a beach house, you're thinking of packing it up; if you've got a lawn, you're imagining the beginning of raking and the end of mowing. My Italian winemaker friends are eyeing their grapes with harvest in mind, and I'm already thinking of fall foods, crisp weather, and the heart-warming bottles I'll open to celebrate the season's change.
That said--there's still time to enjoy summer. Still hours to spend on your deck in your favorite lounge chair, still sun to enjoy and waves to dive into, still grilling that calls your name, and still warm weather that beckons with promises of basking. Today, I've chosen three beautiful wines that will help you make the most out of the last of summertime-and usher you wonderfully into fall: Antinori's benchmark 2010 Brunello from the family's Pian delle Vigne estate in Montalcino, one very special vintage Sémillon from Fiorano, and magnums of outrageously good Bonneau du Martray 2009 Corton-Charlemagne.
Wrest the best from this week and summer's close, but do it with people you love, food that's delicious, and great wine that brings it all together!
Today's Featured Sections Include:
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Antinori's $65 Benchmark Brunello
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Must-Have Corton-Charlemagne from Bonneau du Martray
2. Only At IWM:
Rare Vintage White from Italy's Iconoclastic Prince
4. Wine Events: Upcoming August / September / October Wine Tasting Events