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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.

Enjoy!

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

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Sergio Esposito
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Fantinel Prosecco Brut Extra Dry NV 750ml
Fantinel Prosecco Brut Extra Dry NV 750ml
Price: $16.00
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This velvety, food-friend Prosecco matches elegant minerality and delicate tropical fruits with delightful floral aromas in a fresh, charming sparkler. Straw yellow in color, this classic Prosecco offers persistent perlage, bright acidity, and chalky minerals. Deriving from estate- grown Prosecco grapes (a varietal previously called Glera), this Prosecco is vinified in the in the charmat, or tank method, in which the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in bulk tanks and is bottled under pressure. This versatile, delicious Prosecco can serve as an aperitif, a complement to food, or a palate cleanser, making it one of IWM’s favorite go-to sparkling wines. more info
Fantinel Brut Rose NV 750ml
Fantinel Brut Rose NV 750ml
Price: $19.80
Currently Unavailable.

Dry yet seductive, Fantinel Brut Rosé shows a pale pink color in the glass, where it sparkles with a really nice perlage that warms the palate. A burst of acidity gives it a fresh mouth-feel and hints of berries follow in this bright, dry, refreshing yet rich Rosé sparkler. Fantinel makes this Rosé in the charmat, or tank method, in which the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in bulk tanks and is bottled under pressure. Crafted from Pinot Nero and Chardonnay, this wine is all about charm, cherries and berries, and nicely floral aromatics. Showing just the right balance and texture with an appealing lively long finish, this rosé sparkler makes appetizers, brunch or light fare sing. more info
Frecciarossa Riesling Frizzante NAI 2010 750ml
Frecciarossa Riesling Frizzante NAI 2010 750ml
Price: $19.80
Currently Unavailable.

Oltrepò Pavese's Frecciarossa uses only the very best crus for its whites, and the Frecciarossa Riesling Frizzante Nai is a delicious, fresh and fun Italian iteration of the Riesling grape. Crafted from 75 percent Riesling blended with Pinot Noir, this wine derives from grapes grown in clay and calcareous soil; after handpicking, the grapes are gently pressed and fermented in steel to preserve freshness and terroir. This lightly sparkling yellow-green wine is surprisingly rich and intense, offering wildflowers and woodsiness on the nose, while the palate provides tropical fruits, stone fruits, toasted nuts and delightful minerality. Priced at under $20, this artisanal sparkler makes any moment a special occasion--just add Riesling Frizzante Nai! more info
Col Vetoraz Prosecco Valdobbiadene NV 750ml
Col Vetoraz Prosecco Valdobbiadene NV 750ml
Price: $21.99
Currently Unavailable.

Classic, delicate, and refreshing, Col Vetoraz Prosecco urges you to pour it early and often--much as Italians do for their friends and family. Scents of ripe orchard and stone fruits lead to a dry, smooth and intense palate with subtle notes of white blossoms, citrus zest, and a touch of toasted bread; an elegant, fine perlage fills the mouth with creamy texture. Energetic and clean, Col Vetoraz Prosecco complements a wide variety of foods, making it ideal to pour with appetizers, salads, even brunch! Located in Cartizze, one of the prime areas of the Valdobbiadene region of the Veneto, Col Vetoraz grows its grapes organically at about 1,300 feet above sea level on very steep hills in vineyard sites where the Prosecco, or Glera, grape has grown since 1838. The grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and wine enjoys a second fermentation in tank in the “Charmat” method. more info
Cima da Conegliano Prosecco Extra Dry NV 750ml
Cima da Conegliano Prosecco Extra Dry NV 750ml
Price: $22.50
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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
Barone Pizzini Brut Franciacorta 2009 375ml
Barone Pizzini Brut Franciacorta 2009 375ml
Price: $23.20
Currently Unavailable.

This organically grown Chardonnay sparkler gets extensive aging on its lees, giving it delicious toasty notes, and its Lombardia terroir imbues it with fresh herbaceousness. While you’ll find a lively palate of tropical fruits, orange marmalade and candied ginger, the wine itself isn’t an effusive bubbly. This vibrant pale golden Franciacorta offers a smooth and persistent sparkle that combines with the classic character that you would expect of a wine fermented in the bottle. more info
Barone Pizzini Animante Brut Franciacorta 750ml
Barone Pizzini Animante Brut Franciacorta 750ml
Price: $37.20
Currently Unavailable.

Bursting with tongue-tingling acidity and piquant minerality, Barone Pizzini’s Animante Brut Franciacorta is a bewitching, food-friendly sparkling wine that layers its citrus and orchard fruits with white flowers, Christmas spices, and crushed river rocks. Persistent fine perlage tickles the palate until its lingering, creamy finish. This blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Bianco derive from the estate’s organically tended 25 vineyard parcels that range across Franciacorta; the grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel for about 12 days, and, using Champagne protocol, the wine ages in stainless steel for six months, followed by eighteen to thirty months of bottle aging. more info
Col Vetoraz Prosecco Valdobbiadene NV 1.5L
Col Vetoraz Prosecco Valdobbiadene NV 1.5L
Price: $49.99
Currently Unavailable.

Classic, delicate, and refreshing, Col Vetoraz Prosecco urges you to pour it early and often--much as Italians do for their friends and family. Scents of ripe orchard and stone fruits lead to a dry, smooth and intense palate with subtle notes of white blossoms, citrus zest, and a touch of toasted bread; an elegant, fine perlage fills the mouth with creamy texture. Energetic and clean, Col Vetoraz Prosecco complements a wide variety of foods, making it an ideal to pour with appetizers, salads, even brunch! Located in Cartizze, one of the prime areas of the Valdobbiadene region of the Veneto, Col Vetoraz grows its grapes organically at about 1,300 feet above sea level on very steep hills in vineyard sites where the Prosecco, or Glera, grape has grown since 1838. The grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and wine enjoys a second fermentation in tank in the “Charmat” method. more info
Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grande Reserve NV 750ml
Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grande Reserve NV 750ml
Price: $51.99
Currently Unavailable.

Creamy and fleshy yet also vibrant and polished, Vilmart & Cie’s Champagne Grande Réserve frames its citrus and orchard fruits with brioche, pressed white flowers, crushed river rocks, and a touch of toasted nuts. This nimble Champagne skips across the palate with a stylish feel, filling the mouth with a fine mousse, and showing a lovely, seamless structure--it’s simply stellar! Deriving from the estate’s Les Hautes Grèves and Les Basses Grèves parcels in Rilly-la-Montagne, the grapes for this wine, 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, ferment and age in oak; the Champagne spends about 18 months in bottle before disgorgement. more info
Movia Puro Rose 2003 750ml
Movia Puro Rose 2003 750ml
Price: $52.99
Currently Unavailable.

Vivacious and elegant, the ’03 Puro Rosé layers its orchard fruits with tropical notes, complements its succulent berry tones with crushed slate, and sprinkles the nose with wildflowers and forest floor. This wine unfurls to reveal a palate that oscillates between juicy fruits and satisfying mushroom notes, and it builds to a resounding, brilliant finish. Relying on natural yeasts, primary fermentation takes place in large tanks, and second fermentation occurs in barriques; the wine is bottled after four years, undisgorged. Movia Puro Rosé derives from biodynamically grown very old-vine Pinot Nero, and Ales Kristancic, Movia's owner, has chosen to ship this sparkler without removing the naturally occurring yeast plug that other winemakers remove after the second fermentation; click here to see how to open Puro underwater, or simply leave the naturally occurring yeast in for flavor and enhanced terroir. more info