Lini Lambrusco Labrusca — which include a white, rosé, and classic red Lambrusco — is one of our most popular labels in the U.S.

The colorful label was inspired by a label the winery created many years ago for a local food and wine festival.

Meant to evoke “a wine for the people,” the image on the hand-drawn label depicts a happy Bacchus enjoying his glass of Lambrusco.

The name Labrusca evokes the ancient name used by the Romans for wild grape varieties, vitis labrusca. To this day, the term denotes wild or naturally occurring grapes.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news that the editors of Wine Spectator have named Lini Lambrusco Labrusca Rosé their “top best value sparkling wine under $20”!

See their post here (available to non-subscribers as well).

“Lively, with citrusy acidity and a zesty bead,” writes senior editor for Italy and sparkling wine Alison Napjus, “this light ruby rosé offers crushed raspberry, white peach, herb and spice notes.”

This year will be Lini’s biggest ever in the U.S. And there couldn’t be a better way to start 2019 off than this extraordinary accolade from the leading resource on fine wine in America today.

Happy new year, everyone! Please stay tuned…

A Lambrusco Santa greets visitors at the Lini winery in Correggio.

Happy holidays from all the families at Lini to you and yours!

And thank you for all the support, clicks, likes, and shares here on the Lini Lambrusco Blog!

We’ll see you in 2019. (Although we might just have to weigh in with a New Year’s Eve post.)

Have a great holiday season!

This week the Lini family treated their American blogger to a wonderful meal at Osteria del Filosso in downtown Correggio, not far from the winery.

Together they enjoyed a classic luncheon of culatello and Parmigiano Reggiano, paired with Lini Lambruso Rosé (above).

And then tortelli verdi (Swiss chard ravioli) paired with Lini Lambrusco Rosso (below).

But what, he asked, does the word filosso mean?

A filosso is a chat between a group of friends.

It comes from the Italian word filare, which means to thread.

In the olden days, when people would get together to weave hemp, they would pass the time talking about this and that, as the saying goes.

And thus was born the word filosso.

We can’t recommend the Osteria del Filosso highly enough! (And our blogger thoroughly enjoyed it!)

Osteria del Filosso
Corso Cavour 4
42015 Correggio RE
+39 0522 632367
Google map

This week, the Corriere della Sera (one of Italy’s top daily newspapers, the Italian “New York Times”) featured Lini’s wines as a top gift idea. Click here for the link (in Italian).

If ever there were a wine synonymous with joy, it’s Lambrusco: It sparkles, it bubbles, it tickles, and it rewards the wine lover with rich aromas and food-friendly flavors.

And as the editors of Food and Wine magazine declared recently, it’s the perfect wine to accompany the foods that we Americans eat during the holiday season.

This year, give the gift of Lambrusco as you share the season’s joy!

Above: Last year, Lini wines and Alicia Lini were featured in the pages of Vogue.

From Wine Spectator to the Boston Globe, from Food & Wine magazine to Decanter, Lini wines have appeared in nearly every one of the world’s major wine publications.

We’ve collected them, including English-language translations of Italian reviews, in this thread.

And you can also download a “highlights reel” here (PDF). It includes the Wine Spectator Top 100 Italian Wines list where Lini became the first-ever Lambrusco to make the cut.

It’s a great tool for wine shops and wine retailers as we head in to the final stretch of the holiday season.

Happy Holidays, everyone! Happy Lambrusco!