Big Reds: New vs. Old

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March 23, 2019 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Italian Wine Merchants
108 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003

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Cost: $199.00

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Wine     Tasting (sit down)     Light Appetizers      Educational    
Saturday, March 23 | 1:00-3:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Tasting

Regular Ticket Price: $199.00/person
Early Bird Price: $179.00/person

IWM Host: Francesco Vigorito, Vice President of Sales

Wine is a living thing, and like all living things, it changes with age. While everyone knows that wines mature, not everyone knows exactly what "maturity" means. This special tasting, led by a knowledgeable IWM sommelier and accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, focuses on the same wine--but years apart! We'll pour vintage wine pairs so that you can experience the ways that differing growing years, bottle age, and other factors affect the wines in your glass. Appreciating mature wines requires palate education, but it offers a rich payoff in terms of your understanding, knowledge and enjoyment. This tasting will help wine newbies come to recognize the nuances of maturity, and it will help deepen wine connoisseurs' knowledge. Wine is time in a bottle, and this tasting will let you see the many ways that maturity is magic!

Featured Wines:

Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Del Sorbo 2014
Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Del Sorbo 1998
Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2007
Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2014
Biondi-Santi Il Greppo Brunello di Montalcino 2012
Biondi-Santi Il Greppo Brunello di Montalcino 1999
Castello Dei Rampolla Sammarco 1997
Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2011

*Wines may be subject to change.

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