“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!

The Lini family and the whole team at Lini 910 would like to share its thanks to the staff at deVine Wine and Spirits in downtown Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) for their ongoing support! We love you guys.

From the shop’s website:

Located in the very heart of downtown Edmonton in the historic Warehouse District, deVine Wines & Spirits has been providing our valued customers with a carefully selected portfolio of fine wines, premium spirits and craft beers since 2005. We look forward to serving our many new neighbors who have recently chosen to live Downtown and the many new visitors who will soon be visiting Downtown to attend events in the Ice District.

deVine Wines & Spirits is an independently owned business. We aim to offer you great customer service and products at fair prices. Please visit us at our store for personalized and professional service for all your individual or corporate needs. Whether you are planning a special dinner, event or party, selecting corporate gifts or thinking about building a wine cellar, we are here to help.

In recognition of the high level of customer service we provided and the shopping experience we created, our customers have voted us “Best Wine Store” for many years in Vue Magazine. Our peers at the Alberta Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) voted deVine Wines “Retailer of the Year” in 2006 and 2014. Thank you for your past and continued support!

Image via the deVine Wines and Spirits Facebook.

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!