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.”

Click here for the complete review.

“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.”

Click here for the complete review.

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!

Join Vinitaly International director Stevie Kim, leading wine communicator Susannah Gold, and Alicia for a chat in Stevie’s Clubhouse “Ambassador’s Corner” this Friday, 9/24, at 8 p.m CET/2 p.m. EST.

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with three of Italian wine’s leading professionals. Look for Stevie’s “Ambassador’s Corner” on Clubhouse.

“Lini makes top-notch, ambitious Lambrusco in Metodo Classico. This is an entry into their range and made in Charmat, but why not go with the best? Bonus: They also make it in Rosato (and Bianco!).” — Josh Nadel, Master Sommelier and Beverage Director, NoHo Hospitality Group, New York City

Wow, it doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

That’s top sommelier Josh Nadel as quoted in Town & Country magazine for its round-up of their picks for best Lambrusco by Sam Dangremond. Lini 910 Lambrusco Labrusca was their number one pick!

Thank you, Sam! And thank you, Josh! We can’t wait to come see you in the U.S. when it’s okay for us to travel again! Thank you! You rock!

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!

Brava Susannah! Grazie per il post bellissimo!

Click here for her wonderful post.

We couldn’t be more thrilled that Alicia will be virtually presenting a flight of her wines this Friday, May 28, at 5 p.m. PST.

The event will be hosted by the Wine Country in Long Beach, California, where sparkling wine expert Samantha Dugan who runs one of the best bubbly programs in the country.

Guests in Long Beach can purchase and pick up the wines for the event at the store. But all are welcome for this Zoom call.

Please send an email to our blog runner Jeremy, who will also be speaking about Alicia’s wines, if you would like to get the link.

We hope to “see” you then! Thanks for the support!

We were so thrilled to learn that Wanda Mann (above), one of our favorite American wine writers, will be appearing on a panel entitled “The Language of Wine” at the 2021 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley in May.

She’ll be joined by other top names in wine writing today like (our friend) Ray Isle (Food & Wine), Erica Duecy (Pix), Reva Singh (Sommelier India Wine Magazine), and Jeannie Cho Lee (The Asian Palate).

One thing that’s really cool about this year’s virtual gathering (one of the wine writing world’s most prestigious, if not the most prestigious) is that the entire program will be offered online. In the past, of course, you had to travel to Napa to attend.

Professional wine writers can apply here.

Some of our friends will remember that Wanda did a live interview with Alicia last summer. Check it out here. It’s been great to follow her career and her meteoric rise as one of the country’s highest-profile wine writers. We hope we “see” you on the occasion of her panel!