Get a free Fleetwood song - and a $12 glass of wine
Drummer Mick Fleetwood (left) of Fleetwood Mac fame won't be your sommelier, but Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a chardonnay experience that may be the next best thing - along with a free download of a new Fleetwood song.
Fleming's, a chain with 63 restaurants including one on Boston's Stuart Street, has teamed up with the famous musician to allow patrons to "indulge in Fleetwood’s two greatest passions: music and wine," Fleming's said in a press release.
When not drumming in a rock 'n' roll band, Fleetwood has evolved from a mere connoisseur of fine wines to a practitioner of oenology. In 2002, according to Fleming's press release, he launched the Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar with the help of a business partner.
"Currently, he works with seven different winemakers and wineries (including Mike Brown of Lucas & Lewellen in Santa Barbara and Firestone in Santa Ynez) to produce several varietals with grapes grown in California and Washington state," said the press release, which added that Fleming restaurants will be featuring selections from the Fleetwood cellar, including a chardonnay and a cabernet sauvignon, by both the bottle and the glass. (What, no blush zinfandel?)
Restaurant patrons will also have a chance to buy Fleetwood’s new, limited edition CD titled "Blue Again." What's more, visitors to Fleming's website can sign up to get a free download of a Fleetwood MP3 titled “When We Do The Lucky Devil,” the press release said
To get the download, folks have to be willing to share some basic information such as name and e-mail address. Folks who choose to do so can expect to get occasional newsletter-style promotional e-mails in return for the song.
The photo of Fleetwood that appears with this post was taken from Fleming's website, which credits Jonathan Todd of Sabre Entertainment for the picture.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)