Building on its commitment to offering memorable meals inspired by the trattorias of Italy, Romano’s Macaroni Grill features 13 new wines at half price during its Annual Crush promotion from Aug. 26 through Sept. 29.
Named after grape growers’ affectionate term for the fall harvest season, Romano’s Annual Crush includes outstanding Italian and American wines including a Barbi Brunello di Montalcino from Tuscany and Pertinace Barolo Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy. With special pricing on wines by the glass or by the bottle, guests can try new, highly rated wines for an enhanced dining experience.
“Our restaurants grew from the desire to bring the cuisine and culture of Italy to American casual dining,” said Vice President of Marketing Kristen Temple. “Romano’s Annual Crush promotion encourages our guests to try new wines, knowing each wine was handpicked by an expert to pair perfectly with the new menu.”
Earlier this month, Macaroni Grill unveiled its updated wine list exclusively composed of wines from the best-producing regions of Italy and America. New Senior Manager of Beverage Innovation Megan Wiig brought in hundreds of wines and conducted blind tastings internally to gauge opinions. Once the wines were narrowed down and chosen for the new menu, she conducted full-day sessions with area and regional directors so the staff could provide guests with new information about the varietals, regions and specific wines.
“Understanding wine can be challenging, and my goal with the new wine list is to educate our guests but with a relaxed, fun approach,” said Wiig. “We are offering a wide range of varietals and prices so all our guests can try some of the best wines from Italy and America as part of a memorable night out at Macaroni Grill.”
Also beginning on Aug. 26, Wiig will offer wine pairing suggestions for Macaroni Grill’s new Braisers and, for a limited time, Butternut Asiago Tortellaci – the first in a series of seasonal, fresh pastas to be featured throughout the year.
In addition to the new wine list, Macaroni Grill will continue its signature house wine program, served “on your honor.”