“Ever find yourself wandering aimlessly among bottles of chardonnay and pinot noir at the liquor store,” ask the editors of the Oak and Vine wine shop in Calgary, Alberta, “wondering what to buy? Instead of organizing wines by region, Oak & Vine organizes our hand-picked wine selection by flavour and uses a colour-coded system to categorize bold, juicy, smooth, sweet, bubbles, mellow and crisp wines. Categorizing wine by flavour helps everyone from the newbie wine drinker, to the seasoned oenophile, take home a wine in their flavour wheelhouse.”

It’s a totally unique and innovative way to help people connect with the wines that we love.

And we couldn’t be more proud to be part of their amazing program.

Thank you Oak and Vine for your support of Lini wines! And THANK YOU for changing the way we understand wine! Your shop is super cool!

Canada love month continues with a warm shout-out to Willow Park Wines & Spirits in Calgary, Alberta.

Not only are they an independent wine and spirits retailer. But they are also constantly giving back to and supporting their community through their “Vintage Fund.”

It’s a really cool shop with a wonderful staff that really knows it stuff.

Thank you Willow Park for supporting Lini wines! And thank you for all you do for our community!

That’s Pablo, our favorite wine shop dog!

He spends his days at the 17th Avenue Liquor Boutique in Calgary (Alberta, Canada).

And he’s a big supporter of Lini 910!

Thank you 17th Ave. Liquor Boutique for sharing our wines with your city. We love you guys! Please say hello to Pablo for us!

Image via the 17th Ave. Liquor Boutique Instagram.

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.