The Lini family would like to share our heartfelt thanks with American wine writer Wanda Mann and the editors of the Food & Wine magazine for including Lini’s wines in Wanda’s seminars at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado this month.
That’s Wanda, one of our favorite U.S. wine writers, below left, with Winebow director of public relations David Greenberg.
It seems like a dream come true to have our wines presented at this legendary gathering of the worlds top food and wine professionals and celebrities.
Thank you Wanda! And thank you Winebow for making it possible! Alicia hopes to be there next year.
We were thrilled to see that Houston Chronicle wine writer Emma Balter selected Lini 910 for her New Year’s Eve round-up.
Here’s what she had to say about her recommendation:
“Through her Lini 910 winery in northern Italy, Alicia Lini set out to prove that Lambrusco doesn’t have to be an overly sweet, frothy beverage. Lini’s wines are elegant yet easy-drinking. They also pair very well with food — especially this fruity, spicy red Lambrusco. Look out for the rest of Lini’s line-up, including her white and rosé Lambruscos.”
“Food-friendly Lambrusco wine is cool again,” writes wine critic Bill Ward for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, including wonderful tasting notes for Lini 910 Lambrusco Labrusca: “It’s amazing (and wondrous) how many fruit, floral and herb/spice elements delight the nose and palate here.”
From the August 2021 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine:
Lini 910 2006 Lambrusco Metodo Classico 91 points
Lini’s Metodo Classico shows developed notes of brown spice, smoke and damp leaves that add complexity to the wine’s tangy cherry and plum flavors. It is a nuanced wine, more delicate and earthy than young Lambruscos made with the Charmat/Martinotti method, with considerable length to the flavors in a dry and layered finish.
Lini 910 NV Lambrusco Labrusca Rosso BEST BUY 90 points
Tangy and mostly dry, with snappy plum-skin tannins that frame dense dark-berry flavors, Labrusca is a superb value built for barbecue. Lini 910 NV Lambrusco In Correggio Scuro 90 points
Scuro means dark, and this wine delivers its darkness in violet scents and an inky purple hue, a prelude to deeply concentrated purple fruit flavors. Its tart plum and juicy black-cherry tones are infused with lively acidity and accented by hints of dark chocolate and orange zest. Deep and rich, with barely perceptible sweetness (10 grams per liter of residual sugar, within Brut parameters), this is a wine meant to complement spicy salumi and salty cheese.
We were thrilled to see the Lini family and the wines of Lini 910 featured on a fantastic Lambrusco-centric post by leading American wine blogger Susannah Gold, one of top experts on Italian wine in the country.
Her blog, Avvinare, is a great resource for Italian wine education.
We love how she talked about Lambrusco in cultural, historic, and gastronomic contexts. That’s the type of wine writing, in our humble opinion, that gives readers a broader perspective on the wine — and even more reason to enjoy it!
In “The 20 Best Sparkling Wines to Drink in 2020,” Vicki Denig recommends the best sparkling wines to celebrate with this year, with input from Sam Stoppelmoor, Wine Director and General Manager at La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels in New York. Among them:
LINI 910 Labrusca Rosso NV (Best Sparkling Red)
“There’s a reason why Italians drink lambrusco all day long – it’s fruity, it’s relatively low alcohol, and it’s seriously tasty. Lini ‘910’ is produced from sustainably-farmed fruit via the Martinotti (Charmat) method. Flavors of ripe red fruit and forest berries jump from the wine’s juicy palate – think of this stuff like grape juice for adults. Sip with Asian takeout favorites, pizza, or barbecue dishes.”
“Hailing from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, this is a white wine that’s drier than the napkin you’ll need to dab your grease-covered lips with after biting into a white pie. And yet, somehow, it displays a level of freshness that balances the decadent ricotta and olive oil topping on that classic pizza iteration. Because this is made completely of Salamino grapes, the smells of crisp pear and hard lemon candies from your grandmother’s purse spill out the bottle. On the palate, this wine is intense with stony acidity – probably a nod to the cement vats it’s aged in. It displays crisp expressions of citrus that last throughout its generous lingering finish. You know those pizzas that are so amazingly decadent that it’s hard to breathe after wolfing down a slice? Well, this wine is the dry, frothy air to revive your lungs. Wash out your palate with this, and get ready for the next bite.”