Weekend Specials


I know we are just two weeks into August, but why does it seem like the summer is moving too fast? Maybe it has something to do with school starting again soon, like next week for some. Just an aside, but what’s up with that? What happened to returning to school after Labor Day? But I digress, and the rapid pace notwithstanding, there is still plenty of summer left to get out and enjoy yourselves, have some fun & laughs, and, of course, enjoy some good food & wine. Like, for instance, at Fratello’s, when this weekend we will be featuring wild Alaskan Coho Salmon, Red Grouper from the South Atlantic, and Certified Angus Beef Delmonico Steaks. The weather looks just about perfect to get out this weekend, so perhaps we will see you, non?

I think it is fair to suggest that the wine business slows down a touch during the warm summer months, but this is not to say that there is not plenty of juice to enjoy out there, nor that I continue to research (i.e. taste, of course!) wines for you to enjoy when visiting Fratello’s. I have added a wine from Italy to our feature board from Monteti Caburnio from Tuscany. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante, and is essentially a lighter, and mush lesser expensive, Super Tuscan wine. Easy drinking with medium body and good fruit, this is a wine to enjoy with dinner or simply by the glass. I also have a new Rosso from Montalcino that will follow the Caburnio on the board, and ask me about it if your are interested. I also have a few bottles of wines from Lava Cap from the Sierra Nevada Mountains that should join the party tomorrow, a Chardonnay and a Merlot. Lava Cap, as the name suggests, is located on former volcanic soil which the founder, a
geologist, surmised would produce excellent fruit and wines. I think he is correct on this, and what is nice about Lava Cap is that they are focused on keeping their costs down (i.e. affordable). Known most for their Chardonnay, this wine offers balance and structure with the malolactic kept in check. I also like their Merlot, which has been a much maligned grape since you know what movie several years ago. Medium bodied, excellent fruit, decent structure, this is a tasty wine. Don’t give up on Merlot, it is an excellent wine and some of the world’s finest wines are in fact Merlots or Merlot based. Lastly, I have to give another shout about the excellent Rose wines we offer on out list. Rose is among the best wines to enjoy during the summer heat, such as we will be “enjoying” this weekend. Do not let the pinkness deter you, give them a try. I think you’ll become a convert.

Thanks for your continued support this summer and all the other months of the year. I know many of you are busy preparing for the new school year, or wrapping up vacation plans, but if time allows we’d love to see ya’! Take care, and we look forward to seeing you soon.


P.S. A personal note, if I may, as I wish to shout a loud welcome & hello to John the 3rd who has just joined the world. Congrats to both the parents and new Grandparents, we are very happy for you. Hooray!!!


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