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IWM's Sparkler Flash Sale! Big Canalicchio Brunello! And Perfect '85 Sassicaia!
December 19, 2017
A Note from Sergio

The holiday season is in full swing, and New Year's Eve is just around the corner. If your wine cellar is anything like mine, you're starting to run dangerously low on bubblies. This is a beautiful problem to have. Running low on sparkling wines means that you've been celebrating your wonderful life with your friends and your family, and you've been celebrating right--with terrific, carefully chosen, well-made bottles of wine.

Every problem has a solution, and today's is a great one: more than 40 French Champagnes, Italian Prosecco, Slovenian sparklers, and other bubblies all on sale. I'm Italian, which means that my dinner parties always begin with some kind of sparkling wine. Prosecco to Italians is a necessity--it revs your appetite, pairs with aperitivi, and sets the tone for your meal. Any sparkling wine is a little bit of magic, whether it's luxurious vintage Champagne or a $17 bottle of Fantinel Prosecco. You'll find a mix of bubbling wines on this list, so no matter how you entertain or no matter your stage of palate education, you can pop a cork when the moment's right.

Along with the Sparkler Flash Sale, I'm happy to offer two very special wines. First, there are five-liter bottles of Canalicchio di Sopra 2012 Brunello. If you've got a big dinner party shimmering on your horizon, this is the wine to make your guests very happy. Pouring a delicious wine like this Canalicchio Brunello from a large format bottle symbolizes your generosity of spirit--and it makes certain your guests will leave very happy. Finally, I managed to score a couple new bottles of the "perfect" 1985 Sassicaia. These bottles are pristine, and this wine is almost unparalleled.


Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Spotlight on Excellence:
French and Italian Bubblies Flash Sale!
2. Only At IWM: Big and Beautiful, 5L Bottles of 2012 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello
3. Time Sensitive Offer: The "Perfect" 1985 Sassicaia
4. Wine Events: Upcoming January Wine Tasting Events

My Best,

Sergio Esposito
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Cima da Conegliano Prosecco Extra Dry NV 750ml
Cima da Conegliano Prosecco Extra Dry NV 750ml
Price: $22.50

Made entirely of Veneto's Glera grape, Cima da Conegliano Prosecco Extra Dry is straw-colored with aromas of green apples and a soft, long-lasting finish on the palate. With its refreshing acidity, pleasant aromatics and delicate flavors of peach and green apple, Cima da Conegliano Prosecco is an ideal sparkler for appetizers, brunches, lunches and all casual celebrations--and its reasonable price point and easy-drinking nature makes it perfect for all your upcoming celebrations, from graduations to birthdays and beyond. more info
Roger Coulon Brut Reserve de l'Hommee 1er Cru NV 750ml
Roger Coulon Brut Reserve de l'Hommee 1er Cru NV 750ml
Price: $52.99

Bright cherries and berries, buttered brioche, baking spices, and vanilla cavort in the nose of Roger Coulon’s fine Brut Réserve de l'Hommée; the wine’s precise palate echoes these notes, adding citrus and orchard fruits, along with a penetrating minerality. Perfect, fine perlage transmits texture and a bright skein of acidity propels this elegant Champagne as it builds to a balanced, complex, and mineral-laden finish. This wine, a blend of Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay that derives from the estate’s old-vine vineyards in Vrigny and Pargny, gets its name from the traditional term for the vineyard work a person could do in a single day. Tradition dictates the creation of this wine; it ferments with only natural yeasts and ages for at least five years before disgorgement. more info
Andre Clouet Champagne Cuvee 1911 NV
Andre Clouet Champagne Cuvee 1911 NV 750ml
Price: $99.99

Bursting with tropical and citrus fruits, toasted brioche, crushed roses, a kiss of spice and a sophisticated core of saline minerality, this Champagne marries power with finesse thanks to its mousse-like texture that’s backed with bracing acidity. This is a serious Champagne that begs to be sipped from a Burgundy glass, yet it’s so food-friendly that you can enjoy it from the meal’s beginning to its end. Cuvée 1911 respects an old Champagne tradition of blending multiple vintages that few houses practice these days; for this Champagne, Clouet blends multiple vintages; its current release uses a blend of half 2008 vintage with the remainder a solera blend of old reserve wines. Cuvée 1911 commemorates the year riots broke out in the Champagne region as the local farmers rebelled against the larger houses, as well as the number of bottles André Clouet makes each bottling. This mono-varietal Pinot Noir Champagne is a blend of the estate’s best reserve wines dating from 2001; the wine ages sur lie in bottle for about seven years before it receives a low 6-grams per liter dosage. more info
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV 1.5L
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV 1.5L
Price: $129.00

Sunny stone fruits, sappy orchard fruits, and vibrant lemon zest dance against a backdrop of smoky minerals, crushed flower petals, buttered brioche, almond paste and exotic spices in this caressing, energetic Champagne Brut Réserve. Fine, elegant perlage tickles the cheeks as this wine gathers power, moving from succulent richness to chalky energy. This balanced Champagne marries its open-knit generosity with almost kinetic energy, offering a drinking experience that’s food-friendly and expansive. A blend of mostly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with 20% Pinot Meunier, this Champagne derives from 60 different crus with a focus on Oger (for opulence), Ambonnay (for structure), and Verneuil, for texture. Individual crus ferment in stainless steel, and the wines are racked to separate the lees and to undergo malolactic fermentation; each non-vintage cuvée contains at least 40% reserve wine that averages ten years of age, and after assembling the blend, the Champagne ages for about five years in the estate’s 2,000-year-old chalk cellars before disgorgement. more info