Surprise, surprise – it is only Wednesday, so what’s up with a Fratello’s email, you might ask. As you all know (or should), tomorrow is our nation’s birthday, so to speak, and we like many of you are not working and celebrating the national holiday. But we will be here on Saturday, and we are hoping that after all the cookouts you might be ready to give your kitchen a break and let us prepare for you some good food, and maybe some wine, to enjoy. We will be featuring Jumbo Sea Scallops, North Atlantic Haddock, and Bison Strip Steaks. It has been a hot week – just ask any of our chefs – so take a break and consider joining us. We’d love to see ya’!
I have to open my wine discussion with a mea culpa. Last week I waxed on about the virtues of the Italian grape Nebbiolo, which is all true and more, and the Nebbiolo we are featuring from Rivetto is very good. But I erred when I suggested that the world famous Barolo and Barbaresco are 10% Nebbiolo, which a friend and avid reader corrected me and suggested that I meant to say 100%, which is the correct figure. Sorry about that, I was never a good typist, but the point is the same – i.e. you should try Nebbiolo. But let’s move on, and let’s talk about the other famous Italian grape, Sangiovese. Sangiovese is grown all around the world, but I would argue reaches its zenith in Italy. It is the backbone of Chianti, and ranges from very inexpensive to the heights of the Super Tuscans, Vino Nobile, Rosso di Montalcino, and especially Brunello, the world famous Italian red wine. Sangiovese is an extremely good food wine, especially with red sauces, and can range from medium to very
full bodied, as in some of the Super Tuscans. I think it is often taken for granted and not afforded the respect it should have, and I urge you to give it a go when you visit. We have it available at all price points, even on our feature board (Rosso di Montepulciano), and it is a very friendly wine. Give it a try!
We appreciate sincerely your continued support and friendship. We hope you have a very happy and safe 4th of July, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
PS: GO TRIBE!!!
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