February 11, 2013
A Note from Sergio
Maybe you're a serious collector with many hundreds of carefully kept bottles squirreled away in a temperature-controlled room beneath your home. Or maybe you're someone with a small wine fridge tucked away in some corner of your New York City apartment. No matter who you are, if you're a real wine lover, you need three kinds of wines: wines to drink any time, wines to impress, and wines for very special occasions.
Today, I'm emphasizing that first group--wines to drink right now, on any given night. These are wines that are affordable, easy to understand, and, above all, delicious. I've chosen thirty of IWM's favorite go-to wines for today, selecting bottles from around the world. Italy is well represented, of course. Really, your affordable Italian wine cup runneth over--but so too does your affordable French, Austrian, Spanish and South American cups.
To balance out this list of easy-drinking wines, I'm delighted to offer one wine to impress: Biondi-Santi 2006 Brunello di Montalcino, a wine that it'd be a sin to open for at least another decade--or four. And I'm also happy to offer Borgo dei Santi Pinot Grigio, a flinty, aromatic white that IWM alone sells in the US. It's a delight, especially at less than $20.
I believe it's important to take some time every day to celebrate life. These wines only make it easier.
Today's Featured Sections Include:
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Thirty Wines Under $30
2. Time Sensitive Offer: Benchmark Biondi-Santi 2006 Brunello di Montalcino
3. Our Experts Suggest: A Pair of Great Italian "B"s
4. Only at IWM: A Flinty, Fun Pinto Grigio for Under $20
5. Wine Events: Super Tuscans