March 20, 2018
A Note from Sergio
Today is the first day of spring, and a winter storm is poised to slam the East Coast starting tonight. The one consistent thing about spring is that it's always weird--March, after all, comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb, and April is the cruelest month. Spring's inconsistency is its only reliable feature.Today's Featured Sections Include:
Annoying as it is, the up-and-down, cold-and-hot, sunny-and-not nature of spring lets you be capricious. Is it cold and snowy with the wind howling and the streets slushy? Hunker down with a bottle of Barolo and a beautiful stew. Is it bright and sunny with the birds chirping and the flowers unfurling? Throw open your patio doors and crack a bottle of rosé. Embrace what springtime throws your way, in other words, because spring is the most evanescent, mercurial season.
Today, I'm very proud to offer four wines that will make your spring (also your summer, fall and, for three of them, winter) gorgeous. First, there's a pair of recent Brunello releases from Prunotto, Antinori's outpost in Piemonte. You can drink the 2012 Barolo Bussia right away, and while you should cellar the 2011 Barolo Colonello Riserva, it'll be great next spring. Next, there's an eternal, majestic 1971 Amarone Riserva from Giuseppe Quintarelli, a wine that truly has no time. And finally, there's one high-performing, affordable Cerasuolo from Per Linda that you'll want to have on hand all spring and all summer long.
Enjoy this first day of spring, whatever it brings, but most of all, enjoy it with wine and with people you love!
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Two Dazzling Prunotto Barolo Recent Releases!
2. Only At IWM: Timeless 1971 Quintarelli Amarone Riserva
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Your Go-To Springtime Blush Wine!
4. Wine Events: Upcoming March / April Wine Tasting Events