First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who came by the Lini 910 stand at Vinitaly in Verona last week!
It was a great fair and it was great to be back in-person. And it was wonderful to see so many good friends whom we haven’t been able to hug in WAY too long!
In other BIG news, Alicia has a new Instagram: @inmylambruscoshoes.
Please visit her new feed for photos from Lini 910’s Vinitaly. And please follow! We’re so excited to see more of Alicia and her travels on social media.
Last night Alicia hosted more than 50 guests at a sold out wine dinner at Roma restaurant in Houston.
Many local wine luminaries were in attendance, including Houston Chronicle wine writer, Dale Robertson “the Sporty Wine Guy” and many notable collectors.
It was a wonderful night to be in Texas! Heartfelt thanks to Roma owner Shanon Scott for inviting us to present our wines. What a fantastic event!
We are closely monitoring the wine trade fairs and the new dates as they are announced (nearly all the major wine industry gathering have been postponed in response to the ongoing global health crisis).
Here are the most recent updates:
CANCELLED: Prowein 2020, regularly held in March, has been cancelled this year. The next fair will take place Sunday, March 21 – Tuesday March 23, 2021.
POSTPONED: Vinitaly 2020 has been rescheduled from its regular April dates to Sunday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
If you’re traveling for wine in coming months, be sure to follow best practices for staying healthy.
See this link from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for best ways to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Travel safe and healthy!
Heartfelt thanks to our friends at Pompieri Pizza in Durham NC for a wonderful evening and dinner!
Click here to see photos from the amazing dinner they hosted!
Alicia will be pouring and tasting about her wines on Wednesday, October 9 in Durham, North Carolina at Pompieri Pizza where the restaurant will be hosting a wine dinner in her honor.
From the Pompieri Pizza EventBrite (click to reserve):
Join Pompieri Pizza on Wednesday, October 9, at 7:00 PM as we present the Lini Lambrusco Wine Dinner. Enjoy a night all about the bubbles and taste some of the Italy’s best varieties of sparkling wine from Lini 910 perfectly paired with a 5-course menu created by Pompieri chefs. Fourth generation winemaker Alicia Lini will be on hand to guide you through finding the perfect sparkling wine to match your meal. The price for a five-course dinner with wine pairing is $55 plus tax and gratuity. All Lambrusco wines will be available for purchase at the end of dinner.
** Vegetarian options available with 48 hours notice.
** We are not able to accommodate vegan requests at this dinner.
** Seating limited to 72 guests
** No refunds after
** Adults 21+ please
102 City Hall Plaza
Durham NC 27701
The Winebow/Leonardo LoCascio Selections (LLS) Vini d’Italia (Wines of Italy) tour is one of the American wine trade’s major traveling tastings and features hundreds of Italian wines and their producers.
Alicia Lini will be pouring and talking about her family’s wines at all three events this year.
Click here to view the LLS Tasting Booklet and/or click the links below to register.
Monday, May 6, 2019
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Hilton Canopy Minneapolis Mill District
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
JB Duke Hotel
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thursday, May 9, 2019
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Westin Portland Harborview
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For those of you attending Vinitaly this year, we hope to see you at the Lini stand: Hall 3, Stand C6.
Lini will also be poured in a fantastic flight of wines to be presented by Daniele Cernilli (above), one of Italy’s leading wine writers and wine critics.
On Sunday, April 7 (the first day of the fair), he’s leading a 2 p.m. seminar on sparkling wine that will include the Lini 2006 Lambrusco Metodo Classico.
It’s one not to miss!
Click here for info and registration details.
It’s not every week that you discover that your wine is being poured in the legendary Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the “historic heart” of Harvard University!
This week and next, Grafton Street Pub — a favorite destination for students and professors — is serving Lini Lambrusco as part of their Winter Dine Out menu (check it out on the Harvard Square website!).
The pairing? Tuna tartare with avocado yogurt, black radish, sesame, togarashi wonton chips.
The menu, with wine pairings, is available through March 15.
Grafton Street Pub & Grill
1230 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138
Image via the Grafton Street Facebook.
All sparkling wine is made by fermenting it twice, the second time in a pressurized environment.
Most Lambrusco is made using the Charmat or Martinotti method. A still wine is made. It’s then transferred to a pressurized tank where a second fermentation is provoked. The resulting CO2, a byproduct of fermentation, is captured and it’s what gives the wine its bubbles.
The classic method (also called the Champagne method in Champagne) calls for the second fermentation to be carried out in a sealed bottle. It has to be done by hand and it’s much more time-consuming and costly. And the resulting wines are among the most compelling in the world.
Here are tasting notes for our current-release Metodo Classico Lambrusco by one of Italy’s leading authorities on sparkling wine and Champagne, Alberto Lupetti.
Taste our metodo classico Lambrusco tomorrow, Saturday, July 28, at Jaynes Gastropub in San Diego where our blog master Jeremy Parzen aka Do Bianchi will be leading a walk-around tasting.
Click here for details.
Above: Jayne Battle, owner of Jaynes Gastropub in San Diego, will be hosting a Lini Lambrusco tasting a week from tomorrow together with our blogmaster Jeremy Parzen aka Do Bianchi. On his own blog today, Jeremy tells the story of how he first started working with Lini and how he and Alicia Lini met pop icon and Beatles and Clapton muse Pattie Boyd “all those years ago.”
SATURDAY JULY 28
$15 per person
TASTE 4 WINES
click here for wines
with small bites by Jaynes
4677 30th St.
San Diego CA 92116
Please email Jeremy to register (not required but encouraged).