A ton of people have been asking about the above photo, posted last week by Alicia’s brother Pibe on the winery’s Facebook.

The dish is Zuppa Gallurese, a decadent layered cheese and bread savory pudding from the Gallura region of northern Sardinia (a note from our English-language blog master: the Italian zuppa can be translated as both soup and pudding in English, depending on the context/dish; in this case, pudding is the appropriate translation).

A Google search for a recipe swiftly led us to one of our favorite Italian food blogs, Our Italian Table, where we found this wonderful recipe for Zuppa Gallurese.

The wine? It speaks for itself.

Buon appetito!

It’s Labor Day weekend in the U.S., a long weekend when a lot of you will be heading to the beach for the last time this summer.

What will you be packing in your cooler?

May we humbly suggest Lini Lambrusco!

It’s light in alcohol.

This is super important for wines that you take to the beach and drink under the hot sun).

It’s refreshing, with bright fruit flavors.

Again, you definitely want something that freshens the palate and the spirit when you’re outdoors in warm weather).

It’s light in body and a versatile partner at the table.

A lot of folks will be grilling this weekend and Lambrusco — whether white, rosé, or red — makes for such a great match with the classic dishes of summer, from salads to hot dogs.

It sparkles like the sea.

Need we say more?

Happy Labor Day, everyone! Enjoy the long weekend!

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news: We just learned that Daniele Cernilli, aka Doctor Wine, has named the 2007 Lini Classic Method Lambrusco the “best Lambrusco” in the 2020 Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2020 (Essential Guide to Italian Wine, 2020 edition).

The score: 95/100!

Veteran wine writer and publisher Daniele Cernilli is widely considered one of Italy’s leading wine critics. His Guida Essenziale has become a benchmark for wine criticism in Italy today. We’ll publish his editors’ tasting notes as soon as they become available.

Thank you, Doctor Wine!

We’ll be joining you September 29 in Milan for the presentation of the new guide and the “best in category” winners!

One of the trends that we’ve been noticing this summer is that countless wine and lifestyle writers in the U.S. have been recommending Lambrusco as their ideal pairing for steak.

That’s great news… but it’s no news to us!

One of the things that a lot of people don’t realize about Lambrusco is that the family of Lambrusco grape varieties is among the most tannic among Italian grapes.

Here at Lini, we make most of our wines with Lambrusco Salamino, one of the darker and more tannic varieties.

But the thing that sets Lambrusco apart from the classic tannic grape varieties paired with steak like Cabernet Sauvignon (arguably the most popular) and Pinot Noir is that Lambrusco also delivers wonderful freshness and lower alcohol levels than its still counterparts.

In Emilia where Lambrusco is made (and where we live and eat), steak and lamb are regularly served at home and in restaurants. And Emilians, who religiously and almost exclusively serve Lambrusco, regularly pair their steaks and other grilled meats (pork chops in particular) with Lambrusco.

Try it and you’ll thank us!

On the occasion of National Wine and Cheese Day, here’s what radio personality and lifestyle guru JD “the Diva” Janine Davis (above) of WBAV (Charlotte) had to say about Lini Lambrusco:

“I usually like dark, red wines that are full-bodied with a bit of a bite, but lately because of all the hot weather, I’ve been sipping on Lambruscos. Lambrusco is sparkling red wine that could be dry, semi dry or sweet. You can get them just about anywhere… One of my favorite Lambrusco wines is Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso. I’ve had it with everything from pizza to steak.”

Click here for the complete review.

Thank you, JD!

Image via the Janine Davis Facebook fan page.