Inside IWM, April 6-9, 2015: Savor the Flavor

Fiddlehead ferns, one of spring's most evanescent pleasures

Fiddlehead ferns, one of spring’s most evanescent pleasures

This week we were all about the flavor. We began with Julia Punj’s impassioned, nostalgic review of an under $ 22 bottle of Frappato, and her reminiscences of a tiny Italian restaurant in Vancouver, BC. We stayed in southern Italy to take a small tour of Campania’s most emblematic grape varieties, offering mini-primer to help widen your wine horizons. And then Crystal finished the week strong with suggestions for tricky wine pairings; she put a selection of spring vegetables with their wine complements. It’s all about wresting the best from your fiddlehead ferns!

Our experts were very motivated by the change of seasons. Garrett Kowalsky picked a pair of white Burgundies from Domaine Barat and Henri Boillot; his brother, Justin, turned to Meursault’s Latour Giraud for value and taste. Robin Kelley O’Connor found himself swept up in Rioja fever, selecting two beautiful bottles from CVNE and Artadi. And John Camacho Vidal looked to Campania to put into bottle what our primer explained, choosing wines from Galardi and Raffaele Palma.

Here’s to good taste–especially yours!

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