WHAT TO DRINK AT IL FIORELLO DURING THE HOT SUMMER MONTHS
…AND WHAT TO EAT WITH THAT FABULOUS DRINK
SONOMA SPRINGS KOLSCH
A German style beer with grains and hops imported form Germany. It drinks like a pilsner, super crisp easy to drink. A really great summer beer.
Pairs well with hamburgers and hot dogs on the back porch, or in the front yard or on the veranda.
Try this with grilled chicken. Or right as you come in the front door from a long day on the Farm.
OLD ENGINE OIL
We first had this in Scotland with great friends. Since we make oil (a different kind) what better beer to have at IL Fiorello. Thick dark chocolatey viscosity. Roasted malt and a creamy mouthfeel.
You just have to try this beer to appreciate how it pairs with BBQ and a cheese plate
My, oh my — so good.
Pic of the beer here
ROSE WINE in France they say AL LA PISCINE (Piscine is swimming pool in French). JUST THINK COOL ! Think ice cubes, think quaffing wine, think back porch, think cool Olive groves and lavender.
Delicious Think French and Fantastic!
ROSE OF GRENACHE A TRIBUTE TO GRACE
Santa Barbara Highlands, 2018
Grape 100 % Grenache
13.1 % alcohol
No longer relegated to shadowy bottom shelves, this once maligned pink style of wine can be enjoyed by ladies who lunch and beefcakes alike. Expect nectarines, strawberries, fennel, and a touch of clove and star anise. The Grenache grape lends a generous mouthfeel, which is lifted considerably by a pleasant acidity. A versatile wine, it drinks well by itself or accompanied by a plate of salumi, semi-aged cheese, or citrus tinged ceviche.
Try the Charcuterie Plate at IL Fiorello with a large glass of the just absolutely fantastic, delicious, pink wine.
Folk Machine 2017
Grape 100% Chenin Blanc
Vineyard: Merrit Island
Lots of mouth-watering acid along with characteristic citrus and mineral dry character.
Vegetable dishes or salads, fish or chicken entrees and rich pungent cheeses (Epoisse is my favorite)
I am going home tonight to make a great summer pasta salad with asparagus, grilled corn, jalapeno olive oil and lots of this great wine to wash it all down.
Care to join me?
Enjoy our cool wines and beers in the hot summer days.