Well, it looks like the yo-yo of a winter has decided to go cold once again, although it looks to swing warmer in a few days. So it goes, I guess, and we probably should not be surprised, seems to be a fact of life around these parts. You know what is (or should be, and if not let me know) another fact of life in these parts —- why, that you can mosey over to Fratello’s for some fine food & wine. In this regard we will be featuring Certified Angus Beef T-Bone Steaks, Chilean Sea Bass Cheeks, and the return of Jumbo Sea Scallops, all for your dining pleasure. Consider joining us, we’d love to see ya’!
As for the wine part, a new wine that I like has joined our feature board. The 2016 Woodcutters Shiraz from Barossa Valley, a prime wine spot in Australia, is made by Torbreck, a vineyard some of you are familiar with. Torbreck and this wine in particular have received very good reviews, and it is what one wants in a quality Shiraz from Australia. I suggest you try it while it’s in hand, because a Chianti and Nebbiolo from Italy are waiting in the wings for their chance to impress you. Some new wines will also join the party soon, including a new Soave from Italy, and a new Valpolicella and Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, also from Italy. The Nebbiolo is made by Pelissero, who is a rising star in Piedmont, and I also have a few bottles of their Nubiola Barbaresco, 2010 vintage. Although Pelissero also makes a Barbera and a Dolcetto, their main focus is Barbaresco, and I have been impressed with their efforts. Barbaresco is a 100% Nebbiolo sourced wine, like Barolo but a bit softer. Medium to full bodied, Nebbiolo makes wonderful wines, and I suggest you try them, be it a Barolo, a Barbaresco, or more simply a Nebbiolo Langhe, and we have all these wines available. Just a thought.
We hope you are well and have avoided the bugs that have been around this winter. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.