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You Won't Want to Miss Our New and Improved Wine List

Sep 07, 2017

An Italian meal is more than just food, it’s an experience. It is a time of fellowship, where family and friends gather around delicious food and, or course, delicious wine. At Antoni's, we attempt to create that Italian meal experience in our own dining room. A great wine enhances the meal without overpowering it. With that in mind, we created a wine list of diverse varietals, both Italian and otherwise, that make a splendid pairing with our dishes. Whether you are a connoisseur or just venturing into the world of wine, our knowledgeable staff will be there to assist you in finding that perfect pairing. We update our list regularly to ensure an on-trend variety of superb wine, and this past July we rolled out our most impressive wine list yet.

Our newest menu offers a wider variety of wine and an updated look, with a faux leather-bound booklet providing a more elegant design. As you peruse the selections, you’ll be aided by helpful descriptions of each varietal, offering added insight to any wine with which you may not be familiar. We’ve added a section of interesting Italian varietals in both red and white categories, so be sure to ask about them. Your server will be glad to offer you a sample, so don’t be shy! If you like a dry, smooth and full -bodied red, for example, our Zaccagnini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo may become a new favorite of yours!

Rosés have been especially popular recently, so we’ve added a delightful Cotes de Provence to our portfolio, the Sables d’Azur. If you’re contemplating fish for your meal, a bottle of our Tuscan Vermentino would be a perfect seaside pair to your pesci. Looking for some bubbly? Our Santa Margherita Prosecco is sure to please and may we say, tantalize, the palate. Another good option would be our sweet Lambrusco by Ermete Medici, a perfect pairing with the antipasti platter.

One new addition of which we are exceptionally proud is our Pocketbook Cabernet Sauvignon. Pocketbook is an extraordinarily boutique winery, selling to only one account per region, and we scooped it up before anyone else could. This wonderful, deep red offers a bold smokiness on the front with a smooth, juicy finish. You will not regret pairing this wine with any of our heartier dishes. In fact, a bottle of Pocketbook and a pair of our delicious beef tenderloins in the perfect way to enjoy a special occasion!

Our new menu offers more than just wines; we have an impressive selection of classic and specialty cocktails to try as well. Indulge in a delicious Old Fashioned. Or try one of our new cocktails, the Crepe Myrtle, as you luxuriate beneath our historic namesake tree on our beautiful deck! A harmonious blend of Hendrick’s Gin, Aperol, Lime Juice and Basil-infused Simple Syrup—you can’t go wrong! We provide several non-alcoholic “mocktails” as well, so that everyone can find something delicious to try on our new and improved drink menu!