February 19, 2013
A Note from Sergio
Yesterday, I gave you two illustrations of the IWM difference. One was in bottles, the other in video. Yesterday's offer of vintage Quintarelli, wines that date back to 1969, is an embodiment of how we do things at IWM. We only sell wines that are delicious and with spotless provenance, no matter which way the market's turning. If you missed the video yesterday, I hope you'll watch it (and do it with the sound on--the music adds to the experience). If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth millions, and this one tells volumes about who I am, what I do, and how IWM is unique.
I'm following up yesterday's intense Quintarelli offer with some new releases from some favorite producers. Piemonte's Paolo Scavino isn't an estate that's easy to typify. Though it has a reputation for being modern, its current leaders, Enrico Scavino's daughters Enrica and Elisa, have been veering toward traditional Barolo practices, and the recent releases have been outstanding. Giacomo Conterno is always in a field by itself, and it's a delight to offer the estate's 2008 Cascina Francia in magnum, something very few retailers can offer, and at the very lowest pricing in the country. And finally, it's easy to overlook Lombardia, but Frecciarossa's value-oriented, painstaking bottlings deserve your attention--and a place at your table.
I choose all the wines IWM sells, from the very expensive to the eye-poppingly low cost. They're all wines that I think will make people happy. Because that's what wine should do, every time you open a bottle.