IWM's Super Singles Flash Sale--180 Wines at Special Pricing!

April 26, 2018
A Note from Sergio

When I'm at home I drink for health, for simplicity, and for taste, because wine, like family, should be both a pleasure and a comfort. Nestled in the company of my beautiful wife and kids, eating dinner that we have cooked, I invariably drink something wonderfully ordinary: a really delicious, simple wine. When I'm relaxing at home, I go for a bottle that doesn't make me think too much. I want to enjoy the moment--not complicate it.

That said, I also enjoy the times when I choose to drink a serious wine, a wine that I have to commit to, me form a relationship with. I'm talking about serious wines that require me train myself to forgo my likes and dislikes, to reframe my thinking, and to respond to on its own mercurial merits. These are life-changing wines, potentially, and I approach them with the gravitas they deserve.

There are also wines that I pour when I want to commemorate a moment--sometimes I've had these wines before, so when I open that bottle and drink the wine again, it layers the experience with a bricolage of memories, of sensory responses, of feelings. I reserve that kind of involvement for holidays and special occasions.

Today's eLetter has single bottles of wine for all occasions, some serious and some simple, to buy and enjoy when you're at home, with others, or when the feeling strikes. Each one of these wines is an experience in the making--and all it's waiting for is you, the right time, and the people you love.


Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Time Sensitive Offer: Super Singles Flash Sale! Save 8% to 15% on More Than 180 Wines!
2. Wine Events: Upcoming April Wine Tasting Events

My Best,

Sergio Esposito

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever know--unless it's a single bottle of wine, and you share it with a friend! IWM believes that wine brings people together, and today's Singles Flash Sale is bound to unite you with wine you'll love to drink, to share, and to enjoy with friends. We're delighted to present more than 180 bottles of wine, all at special pricing. Searching our temperature-controlled cellars for in-stock single bottles of wine, we've amassed a list of sumptuous Amarone, superb Super Tuscans, beautiful Brunello, and elegant Barolo, as well as Burgundy, Rioja, Bordeaux, Champagne and more. In addition to Italian and French wine, you'll find wines from Austria, New Zealand, and California, and there are bottles of rosé, sparkling, and dessert wines, as well as vintage wines and new releases. The more you buy, the more you save--get 8% off a single bottle and 15% off a case or more; mix, match, and make mates of your favorites. However you choose your wines, take advantage of this Singles Flash Sale before midnight EST on Monday, April 30, 2018, because after that you're on your own!

Why Buy This Wine:

- Ranging in original pricing from less than $19 (Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Scalabrone Rosato) to $10,000 (1934 Petrus Pomerol), today's Singles Flash Sale has something for every palate, every wallet and every cellar!

- IWM's Single Flash Sale offers bottles that give you the singular sensation of experiencing pristine bottles of wine such as old-vine Carruades de Lafite from 1985, perfectly preserved Valdicava 1990 Brunello Di Montalcino Madonna del Piano, Ceretto's layered 1982 Barolo Bricco Rocche, or 1969 Moët e Chandon Dom Pérignon!

- Rare vintage Soldera Brunello Riserva, Super Tuscans from Fontodi or Tua Rita, Barolo from Roberto Voerzio and Aldo Conterno, and so much more--this Singles Flash Sale offers much to Italian wine aficionados!

- You'll also find Brunelli from Antinori's Pian delle Vigne, Talenti, Silvio Nardi and others, as well as singular bottles like Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella, Gaja Darmagi, Movia Puro Rosé, Zenato Amarone, and Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco!

- Those who love French reds also have much to choose from, including bottles from Château Lafite Rothschild, Georges Roumier, Louis Jadot, Nicolas Rossignol, René Leclerc--and more!

- Find the joy in solo bottles of sensual Bodegas Rioja Alta Arana Reserva, sweet Castello della Sala Muffato della Sala, old-vine Château Musar from Lebanon, Cupano's unique Super-Tuscan Ombrone, Contrada from COS, or California's Palmaz Chardonnay!

- IWM's Singles Flash Sale lets you buy single bottles or mix cases to get special savings, but act quickly--wines this great won't stay in our temperature-controlled cellars for long and this sale will end at midnight EST on Monday, April 30, 2018!

Complete List




6pk Price/btl Case Price/btl
Per Linda Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
2015 0.75 $12.99 $11.95 $11.04
Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé
2014 0.75 $33.99 $31.27 $28.89
Antinori Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay
2015 0.75 $54.99 $50.59 $46.74
Maltroye Chassagne 1er Cru Clos du Château Blanc
2014 0.75 $79.99 $73.59 $67.99
Guigal Condrieu la Doriane
2014 0.75 $94.99 $87.39 $80.74
JP Harbison Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 0.75 $134.06 $123.34 $113.95
Simon Bize Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru
2010 0.75 $259.00 $238.28 $220.15
Carruades de Lafite
1985 0.75 $340.00 $312.80 $289.00
Château Lafite Rothschild
1999 0.75 $749.00 $689.08 $636.65

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This offer will expire on Monday, April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

Friday, April 27 | 7:00-10:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Dinner Tasting

Regular Ticket Price: $289.00/person


Guest Host: Giovanni Manetti, Owner, Fontodi

IWM Host: Will Di Nunzio, President

The "Chianti" designation dates to 1398, and Fontodi is one of the few estates that can trace its lineage to this historic time period. Resting near Panzano in the epicenter of Toscana's viticulture, Fontodi's vines sit in the Conca d'Oro, the natural amphitheater that is the beating heart of Chianti Classico, and these vines are home to some of Toscana's greatest wines. Join IWM and Giovanni Manetti, Fontodi's owner-winemaker, as we host a dinner that honors the legacy, the tradition and the future of Fontodi. IWM's own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house kitchen staff will craft a five-course dinner of Tuscan-style dishes designed to showcase a dozen or more Fontodi wines, including vintage Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo bottlings. Guests will enjoy fine Fontodi wines and IWM's delicious food as Sig. Manetti and Will Di Nunzio, IWM's President, offer context, history, and vintage notes in this evening of sparkling conversation and unparalleled Tuscan wines. A once-in-the-lifetime dinner event for true Italian wine-lovers, this Fontodi winemaker dinner is a must-attend experience from IWM, the world's leading authority in Italian wine!

Featured Wines & Menu:

Fontodi Meriggio 2016
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015

Pici freschi con ragú d'anatra e fiori di zucca
Fresh hand-rolled Pici with Duck Leg Ragu, Summer Savory & Squash Blossom
Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2010
Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Riserva (1.5L) 2004

Maiale con castagne
Roasted Pork Loin with Lardo & Chestnuts
Fontodi Flaccianello 2015
Fontodi Flaccianello 2010

Agnello alla griglia con risotto sottobosco
Grilled Lamb Porterhouse with Risotto Sottobosco of Porcini Mushrooms, Blackberries & Thyme
Fontodi Flaccianello 2004
Fontodi Flaccianello 1999
Fontodi Flaccianello 1995

Dolci & Parmigiano with Honey
Fontodi Vin Santo 2008

*Wines may be subject to change.
IWM will do our best to accommodate guests' dietary restrictions with advanced notice.

Saturday, April 28 | 1:00-3:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Tasting

Regular Ticket Price: $119.00/person

IWM Host: Will Di Nunzio, President

Everyone has their favorites, and this special tasting takes a trip through some of IWM's very favorite vintage wines. This event opens the metaphorical doors of IWM's literal temperature-controlled cellar to explore wines that IWM loves so much that we can't stop pouring them--both at work and at home! Featuring wines from benchmark, sleeper, and Cinderella vintages, this tasting offers an explosion of flavor sensations, a rich education in how maturation affects wine, and a delicious celebration of wines that IWM loves to pour for clients, for our friends and for ourselves. Find out what drives the passions of IWM's portfolio managers at this tasting event, accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, and find some new wine loves to take home to your friends and family!

Featured Wines:

Chavy-Chouet Puligny-Montrachet Enseignères 2016
Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino 2016
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015
Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu 2014
Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 2012
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia 2013
López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia 2005
Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2005
Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino Madonna del Piano 2003

*Wines may be subject to change.

Saturday, May 5| 1:00-3:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Tasting

Regular Ticket Price: $119.00/person

IWM Host: Annie Replogle

Competitors, colleagues and co-conspirators, Italian and French winemakers have borrowed, stolen, and collaborated for hundreds of years--and this special tasting lets you experience how these two winemaking forces have influenced one another. At this special Saturday tasting, IWM's knowledgeable sommelier will match wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux and beyond with Italian Barolo, Brunello and more. We'll pair wines from some of our favorite producers and present you with an unparalleled opportunity to compare and contrast the wines of the world's two greatest winemaking countries. Spending a Saturday sipping wines from iconic and emblematic producers, nibbling on French and Italian cheeses and meats, you'll see that, no matter which country borrows from whom, the clear winner is you!

*Wines to be announced.

Saturday, May 12 | 1:00-3:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Tasting

Regular Ticket Price: $119.00/person

IWM Host: Francesco Vigorito, Vice President of Sales

When most people think of northern Italian wines, they think of Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave and not much more--but Italy's northern winemaking regions have millennia of winemaking history and an array of viticultural traditions. Join IWM as our knowledgeable sommelier leads you through a tour of emblematic, delicious, and outrageous expressions from Italy's North. We'll be pouring wines from Valpolicella, Vallee d'Aosta, Friuli and more, and we'll help you to understand the panorama of northern Italy's terroir, traditions, and grapes. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this sit-down tasting offers a terrific education in authentic northern Italian wine. Toe to tip, IWM is where Italian wine lovers come to discover, appreciate, and enjoy their passion for fine Italian wine.

*Wines to be announced.

Saturday, May 19 | 1:00-3:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Tasting

Regular Ticket Price: $99.00/person

IWM Host: Michael Adler

Campania, Abruzzo, Sicilia, and Puglia--the South of Italy doesn't get as much notice as Italy's North, especially when it comes to winemaking. However overshadowed by their showy northern neighbors, Italy's southern regions are where Italian winemaking began, and they're the sites of undiscovered treasures. Join us as we explore the history, traditions, producers, grapes and styles of Italy's southern winemaking regions. We'll pour wines made from grapes like Aglianico, an indigenous varietal rescued from extinction. Whites, reds and rosés all hail from Italy's South, where you can find surprisingly affordable bottles that are as finessed, age-worthy and delicious as those from the North. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this tasting gives you a tour of wines off the beaten path, where things are wild and thrilling.

*Wines to be announced.

For more information, please visit our website Wine Events Page.

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