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November 20, 2018
A Note from Sergio

In just a couple of days most of us will be gathered around a table with our loved ones eating what is probably America's most distinctive meal, Thanksgiving. In getting ready for your Thanksgiving festivities, you or your family probably have plenty of last-minute shopping going on right now. Where to get the turkey, yams, and cranberries? Who's going to bake the pies? And which wine is the right wine?

Wine people love this time of year, packed with holidays, because they get a chance to prove their skills and play the food-and-wine matching game. Holiday meals offer thousands upon thousands of wines that would be perfect--or not! So how do you know which wine to pick, and what if you pick the wrong one? Every book quotes the clichés: "match like flavors" or "what grows together goes together." But most consumers, those people who don't taste wine for a living, don't know what a wine tastes like before they've opened a bottle, sniffed and sipped. I mean, even Chardonnay has at least as many styles as there are vineyard that grow it.

Here is my advice to my friends: Wine should be fun, especially during the holidays. It shouldn't be work. You shouldn't have to stress about it. But know that every bottle of wine, like food, has a time and place when it is most appealing. That's why I suggest you leave the pairing game to the sommeliers who spend twelve-hour days six days a week creating matches--or, alternatively, you explore on your own and accept that sometimes you'll make a bad match (while other times you'll find extraordinary pairings). Today's eLetter lets you take either route. You'll find more than 260 wines, all at special pricing. Pick your own wines for your holiday season, or ask an IWM portfolio manager to help you. Either way, you'll have fun!

Enjoy!

Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Time Sensitive Offer: Special Pricing on More Than 270 Bottles of Wine!
2. Wine Events: Upcoming November / December Wine Tasting Events

My Best,
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Sergio Esposito
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Nigl Zweigelt Rose 2011 750ml
Nigl Zweigelt Rose 2011 750ml
Price: $19.99

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Fischer Rose 2011 750ml
Fischer Rose 2011 750ml
Price: $23.45

Austrian rosé has appealing purity, transparency and aromatics that stem from its Alpine terroir, and this ’11 rosé from Zweigelt embodies this ideal. This dry Danube Rosé shows its altitude in its structure, and its stainless-steel vinification in its clear, pure palate. Salmon pink in the glass, this mono-varietal Zweigelt, an indigenous varietal that is Austria’s most popular grape, is fresh and juicy, laden with strawberries and herbs, touched with minerality and a zippy acidity. more info
Rockburn Riesling 2007 750ml
Rockburn Riesling 2007 750ml
Price: $29.78

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Palmaz Chardonnay 2008 750ml
Palmaz Chardonnay 2008 750ml
Price: $49.00

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[PRIMA] Terra (Walter De Batte) Cerico 2007 750ml
[PRIMA] Terra (Walter De Batte) Cerico 2007 750ml
Price: $79.99

Whatever you expect from a Liguria Rosso, we can assure you that Walter de Batte’s Cerico, a blend of Grenache that’s kissed with Syrah, will defy it—deliciously. This is no light-hearted seaside quaffer; this is a serious wine whose sauvage flavor profile of juicy cherries, ripe berries, underbrush and meat will bring to mind a fine Hermitage. Not only does the estate craft only about 130 cases a year of this wine, but also very little of this game-changing Rosso makes it out of Italy. They are wines for true connoisseurs of Italian winemaking expertise. more info
Joseph Voillot Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans 2012 750ml
Joseph Voillot Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans 2012 750ml
Price: $134.99

Lush red and blue fruits are layered with potpourri, gunpowder tea, wet river rocks, sun-warmed earth, and autumn leaves in this aromatically captivating ’12 Volnay. Vibrant yet opulent, this wine swaddles the palate with plenty of chewy tannins, coats the cheeks with copious dry extract, and finishes with a seamless harmony. Deriving from an old-vine four-acre plot lower on the Volnay slope, Joseph Voillot's Les Champans privileges fruit, power, and a decided sensuality. Silky in texture, bursting with red and black fruit, oozing class and sophistication, this '12 Les Champans presents a very visceral Volnay profile. more info
Francois Gay Corton Renardes Grand Cru 2016 750ml
Francois Gay Corton Renardes Grand Cru 2016 750ml
Price: $139.99

Elegant yet feral, François Gay’s muscular Corton-Renardes Grand Cru is consistently a stunning wine. Animale elements mingle with primary red and blue fruits, along with secondary notes of worn saddle leather, crushed wildflower petals, baking spices, and pencil lead. A reliable favorite of Burgheads in the know, this Corton-Renardes abounds with chewy tannins and bright acidity that are matched by intense dry extract, so this wine always needs some time in the cellar before true enjoyment. François Gay’s "tête de cuvée," this Corton-Renardes derives from a tiny limestone and clay vineyard just above Corton-Bressandes, and it is a consistent hit with IWM’s Burgundy-loving clients. The ’16 Corton-Renardes delivers on the wine’s reputation, and the 2016 bottling is especially dense and elegant. more info
Pousse d'Or Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes 2013 750ml
Pousse d'Or Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes 2013 750ml
Price: $225.00

Intense, vivacious and welcoming, the nose of this ’13 Chambolle-Musigny Charmes bursts from the glass with a profusion of red and blue fruit, potpourri, musky earth, minerals and wildflowers. This wine is remarkably sensual, given the vintage and its youth, and its graceful tannins and exquisite balance pull you back to the glass. Just under a half acre, Pousse d’Or’s Charmes plot is small but mighty. This southeast-facing parcel sports limestone rock with thin topsoil, forcing the roots of the thirty-year-old vines to dig deep for nourishment. After destemming, the biodynamically grown grapes ferment with natural yeast in temperature-controlled tanks; the wine ages in barrel (one-third new) for fifteen months before bottling without fining or filtration. more info
Serafin Pere & Fils Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2011 750ml
Serafin Pere & Fils Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2011 750ml
Price: $249.99

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Cantina Terlano Terlaner Classico Alto Adige 1986 750ml
Cantina Terlano Terlaner Classico Alto Adige 1986 750ml
Price: $249.99

This Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc blend offers indescribable beauty, and this ’86 bottle, wonderful vintage for this wine, is perfect for drinking right now. Honeyed, ripe fruits, toasted nuts, minerals, dried and fresh flowers, and many more notes will be evident in this mature Alto Adige wine that will bring to mind a textured Alsatian white and a mature white Burgundy. A cooperative of more than 100 wine growers located in Alto Adige’s Dolomite Mountains, Cantina Terlato has more than 2,000 years of winemaking history on its side. It also has some extraordinary terroir. Sheltered in a hollow of the Alps, Terlano’s 300 acres boast south-facing vineyards that rise from 820-3,000 feet above sea level, but best of all, the soil is this volcanic rock that retains heat, allowing the vines to stay warm when it gets cold and sloughing off water when it rains. This cooperative makes some of the best whites in all of Italy. more info