Over the years, many top wine publications have published glowing reviews and high scores for Lini Lambrusco.

As part of our mission here at the Lini Lambrusco USA blog, we are creating an archive of all of the English-language accolades for our wines.

Back in 2015, the prestigious masthead Decanter awarded our Lambrusco Scuro a whopping 90 points.

Here are their editors’ tasting notes:

Lini NV Lambrusco In Correggio Lambrusco Scuro
90 points

This once unfashionable red fizz is making a comeback. Your preconceptions may be that it’s a sweet, simple wine, but this is a dry, complex style packed with black cherries and red currants. Refreshing on the palate with vibrant crunchy black fruit acidity, it will go well with rich Italian food.

As the Italian food and wine renaissance continues to sweep the world, no corner of the earth is immune to its temptations!

Ever since Eataly opened on the west side of Los Angeles in late 2017, it’s become the epicenter of the Italian food and wine scene in the City of Angels, where there already was a very strong Italian gastronomic presence.

This weekend, the store — actually, it’s more like a campus of Italian food and wine — will be hosting a Prosciutto festival, a day-long event featuring the “King of Hams,” including tastings and pairings.

Click here for Prosciutto Fest, Saturday, August 25 info.

The great 19th-century Italian poet Giosuè Carducci posited that “God conceived Lambrusco to wash down the Prosciutto.” There was a reason for that: Lambrusco is the canonical pairing for the famous salt-cured pork thigh.

Once your done with your tastings in the Eataly food shop and court, pop over to its wine shop, Il Vino, where you’ll find a wide selection of Lini Lambrusco — the perfect pairing for one of Italy’s greatest foods.

Buon appetito! E buon prosciutto!

This week, the editors of Saveur featured this spritz recipe, “Punch House Spritz,” which includes Lambrusco — “preferably Lini 910 Lambrusco Rosato” — as one of its ingredients.

The recipe was developed by leading wine and spirits writers Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, authors of the landmark book on the history of the spritz and its current renaissance, Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail (Ten Speed 2016).

It’s always great to see top restaurants working with our wines. But it’s even more thrilling to see when restaurateurs and sommeliers pair our wines in new and unusual ways.

A few weeks ago, we posted about our wines being paired with oysters at the Mermaid Oyster Bar in Manhattan. (Thank you again, Mermaid Oyster Bar!)

So you can imagine how happy we were to discover that our wine appears on the list at Rock Creek, one of Seattle’s most popular seafood restaurants. (And when it comes to seafood, there are few place in the U.S. that can compete with Seattle and its restaurant scene; so being part of their program means all the more!)

That’s the Oyster Po’ Boy at Rock Creek. And as biased as we may be, we just have to say it: Doesn’t that dish just scream for our Lambrusco Rosé?

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the excellent wine program at this benchmark among Seattle seafood destinations.

Thank you, Rock Creek! We’ll look forward to seeing you in 2019 when we come out that way!

Rock Creek
4300 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
(206) 557-7532
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Image via the Rock Creek Facebook.

Alicia recently sat down with Daniele Cernilli, one of the world’s great Italian wine experts and critics, founder and longtime editor of the Gambero Rosso guide to Italian wines and now editor of an immensely popular online wine portal, Doctor Wine (which, btw, publishes a lot of English-language content).

We’re looking forward to hearing the doctor’s notes on Lini’s current releases.

In the meantime, here’s a link to a profile of Lini published by the site two years ago.

“The line of wines produced is quite formidable and perhaps unique,” wrote the editors. “Choosing one to describe was quite a challenge because they are all excellent, some the absolute best in their category. This is a great winery that produces great wines, one that has discovered the secret of making great a wine that was born to be a table wine. The reputation of their great wines is now international.”

We were thrilled to learn that Lini’s rosé has been awarded the “Corona” (“Crown”) prize by the editors of the 2019 Vini Buoni d’Italia (“Good Wines from Italy”) guide, the publication’s top honor.

Click here for the complete list of winners. (It’s not bad company to keep!)

The Vini Buoni d’Italia guide is devoted exclusively to Italy’s native grape varieties and native wines. We couldn’t be more pleased to be among the winners of this year’s prestigious prize.

All of the winners will be presented at this year’s Merano Wine Festival, November 9-13.

We hope to see you there!

One of the things that we love about Lambrusco is its wonderful versatility.

Its agility at the table makes it a great match for brunch, like the classic-contemporary brunch menu at one of Seattle’s favorite restaurants, Brimmer & Heeltap.

Check out the menu here (we can’t wait to try “Greens, eggs, and ham”!).

We couldn’t be more proud to be part of their excellent wine program.

Thank you, Brimmer & Heeltap, for your support! We’ll look forward to seeing you in early 2019 when Alicia Lini comes back to the U.S.!

Brimmer & Heeltap
425 NW Market St.
Seattle WA 98107
(206) 420-2534
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Image via the Brimmer & Heeltap Facebook.