Welcome to 2016! I know I have said as such to many of my readers, but not to all, and as this is my first email of the new year I thought a welcome was appropriate. I trust you made it through the rush of the Holidays and the New Year’s festivities relatively intact, as have we (emphasis, though, on “relatively”), and for me there is no better way to start the new year than with treating yourselves to some good food & wine. Like, say, at Fratello’s, when this weekend we will be featuring Pilot Rack of Lamb, Silk Snapper from Florida and Black Bass. We hope you have a chance to mosey over, we’d love to see ya’!
I have added a Cabernet blend from Argentine to our wine feature board, Finca Libertad, which addresses the question whether there are red wines other than Malbec from Argentina. Medium to full bodied with abundant fruit, this wine has both balance and substance and will stand up well to food, such as our veal or chicken or the Pilot Rack of Lamb. I also plan by way of contrast to add to the board a Cabernet blend from Washington state called The Reveler. We have featured this wine before, and I am a big fan of this Washington vineyard. We have on our wine list a very full bodied and excellent Syrah from this vineyard, which is among my favorite wines I tasted last year. The Reveler is more value orientated and offers excellent fruit typical of the region, but not at the sacrifice of balance and body. Both of these wines are very good and I think you will enjoy them.
I do not know if you have noticed, but the days are getting longer now, as the song goes, and we all know this winter has not been too rough thus far (hopefully not the kiss of death, if you know what I mean). Let us all be optimistic as we start the New Year, just remember that we are here for you. Thanks for all your support, and thanks to those of you who helped us kick in the year on New Year’s Eve. Take care, and we hope to see you soon.
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