Tomorrow we travel to the Veneto to taste the Brol Grande Bardolino from the Le Fraghe winery near Lake Garda. Since 1984, Matilde Poggi has run her family’s winery which also offers apartments to explore the area . Le Fraghe is a member of FIVA, the Italian acronym for Independent Italian Winegrowers.  The Brol Grande Bardolino is a combination of 80% Corvina and 20% Rondinellla grapes.  I like this certified organic wine for its hints of cherry and wild berries (blueberries and red currants),  soft tannins and good balance. Great paired with our red meat entrees or cheeses.

Featured Dinner:  This weekend’s Dinner for Two for $75 includes Crostini, Chickpea Minestrone, Lamb Chops and Torta Paradiso. Attached is the full menu description so take a break from cooking and call the store or go online to reserve your order. As an option, we recommend pairing this dinner with our popular il Palazzino Chianti Classico ($20) Call the store or reserve online for pick up Saturday from 9-5:00.

We hope you can join us for wine tasting on Friday from noon to 5:45 and on Saturday from noon to 4:45.