On Wednesday of this week — the 1st of May aka “May Day” or “International Workers’ Day” — the popular Houston wine bar 13 Celsius posted the following on their social media:

    May 1st aka May Day (aka International Worker’s Day) is celebrated as a public holiday in many countries around the world. In Italy, Emilia Romagna is the home to many working-class people whose beverage of choice is the local Lambrusco. So in their honor and to the others around the world, we are offering Lini Lambrusco for $5/glass all night long.

Thank you, 13 Celsius, for this wonderful post! You really “get” Lambrusco.

One of the things that makes Italian wine so great is the culture behind every bottle of wine. The history and culture of a given wine don’t make it taste better necessarily. But they can enhance the drinking experience in truly profound ways.

We were so happy to read this post by the sweet folks at “13” (as it is known among Houston wine professionals). Lambrusco is often called the “wine of freedom” or the “wine of the people.” And there’s a good reason for that: Lambrusco has always been associated with working families. In Emilia, where Lambrusco is produced, Lambrusco is often the only wine that people drink and serve in their homes. It’s delicious, it’s affordable, it’s food-friendly and easy to pair… it’s a wine for everyone.

And it’s so great to see our friends at 13 Celsius celebrate Lambrusco this way. They really “get it.”

Chapeau bas, 13! We love you guys!

The Winebow/Leonardo LoCascio Selections (LLS) Vini d’Italia (Wines of Italy) tour is one of the American wine trade’s major traveling tastings and features hundreds of Italian wines and their producers.

Alicia Lini will be pouring and talking about her family’s wines at all three events this year.

Click here to view the LLS Tasting Booklet and/or click the links below to register.

Minneapolis MN
Monday, May 6, 2019
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Hilton Canopy Minneapolis Mill District

Durham NC
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
JB Duke Hotel

Portland ME
Thursday, May 9, 2019
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Westin Portland Harborview

We just had to share this glowing review of our 2005 Lambrusco Metodo Classico by a favorite Italian wine writer, Giovanna Romeo. Here’s what she had to say about our wine on Vino e Cibo, one of Italy’s most popular food and wine blogs and online magazines. Thank you, Giovanna!

It’s vintage-dated 2005. Yes, you got that right. It’s 2005.

More than 10 years of aging on the lees plus just the right amount of time since disgorgement for a sensational glass.

A truly great wine, intense and vibrant, endowed with gorgeous acidity that keeps it freshly and totally balanced. No sign of aging here. Just complex aromas and flavors: Citrus notes of blood orange, wild berries, wild strawberries and raspberries, radish and rhubarb. Delicious, extremely delicious, approachable with creamy, fine, and intense bubbles. Rich and succulent in the mouth, this is a Lambrusco that sheds off its humble origins and rises up to true excellence.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you “the” Lambrusco.

Giovanna Romeo
Vino e Cibo
April 2019

“The Bacchanalia,” writes Daniel Kriger this week for PUNCH, “was born out of the challenge to create a cocktail that would transcend rules and traditional flavor profiles to appeal to all types of drinkers.”

One of the cocktail’s ingredients is Lambrusco, “preferably Lini” he specifies.

Click here for the recipe.

Increasingly, mixologists across the U.S. have been using Lambrusco as an ingredient in the new cocktails they are creating.

We couldn’t have been more thrilled to see Lini mentioned in PUNCH, the leading online journal in the U.S. today for cocktails and wine.

Image via PUNCH.

For those of you attending Vinitaly this year, we hope to see you at the Lini stand: Hall 3, Stand C6.

The Lini family couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news that its wines are now imported to the U.S. by Winebow-Leonardo LoCascio Selections — the leading importer of Italian wines in America.

Founded in 1980, Winebow has reshaped the Italian wine market in the U.S. by introducing some of Italy’s most iconic wineries to American restaurateurs, retailers, and consumers. Today, its distribution network is considered the gold standard among Italian wine trade members and observers.

“Each wine in the collection tells a unique story about the family and region that produced it. A taste through the portfolio is a journey across Italy’s rich spectrum of geography, history, and culture” (from the Winebow-Leonardo LoCascio Selections website).

Lini will take part this year in the Winebow-Leonardo LoCascio Selections Vini d’Italia tour in May and the wines, which have already landed in the U.S., will be available shortly.