Dave McIntyre is one of the top wine writers working in the U.S. today. And his wine column for the Washington Post is one of the country’s most respected resources for wine criticism. Last week, he awarded the Lini Lambrusco Labrusca Rosé three out of three stars — his top rating!
Lini 910 Labrusca Rosé NV
Three out of Three Stars
Lambrusco, a light-bodied, sparkling red, is Italy’s surprise partner to pizza, barbecue and charcuterie. This is the first rosé Lambrusco I’ve tried, and it’s a delight. Flavors of watermelon, strawberry and wild herbs make for a refreshing patio pounder, and if you’re not careful, you may finish it before the food is ready. And there are bubbles! This wine is new to the market, but it should get wider availability, especially if customers aren’t skeptical about trying a pink Lambrusco.
The following is a video of Alicia’s presentation of the estate for her new U.S. importer, Winebow.
Below you’ll also find a video interview (in Italian) that Alicia did recently with the Emilia delegate for the Italian Sommelier Association, Italy’s most respected guild for wine professionals.
Thank you Joseph Hernandez, Thrillist senior travel editor, for this amazing recommendation!
Here’s what he had to say about Lini Lambrusco Labrusca Rosso, one of his top picks for Lambrusco in the U.S. today:
“Tiny bubbles and a bitter edge, like orange pith, make this a nice aperitif, to drink with stinky cheeses and charcuterie. Soft-textured, it tastes of black cherry, cola, and really ripe blackberries.”
Thank you, Joseph!
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Andrea Scanzi is one of Italy’s leading political essayists, wine writers, television personalities, and gourmets (see the Wikipedia entry on Andrea here).
Here’s what he had to say about Lini’s Lambrusco Metodo Classico nearly 10 years ago. The rest is history…
The family’s Metodo Classic Lambrusco, he wrote, “is made using [Lambrusco] Salamino grapes. I find it to be one of the most elegant and winning wagers by a Reggio Emilia winery ever undertaken. It’s even more fascinating than some of their classic method wines” made from conventional grapes.
As spring blends into summer, with July 4 right around the corner, a lot of you will be breaking out the grill to cook your favorite cut of steak.
When it comes to summer grills, often served al fresco, one of our favorite pairings for grilled beef is Lambrusco.
A lot of people don’t realize that Lambrusco is actually a tannic grape: The tannin, combined with the freshness and bright fruit of the wine, makes it the perfect summer grill wine. Especially as the weather gets warmer and you crave refreshing wines to accompany your food, Lambrusco strikes the perfect balance between structure, food-friendliness, and versatility.
So the next time you fire up the grill for your favorite cut, take a bottle of Lini out for a spin! We know you’re going to love it…
We just had to share these photos sent by a friend of Lini from the Indy 500 last month.
It was a thrill for us to learn that Lini was being served in the spectators Penthouse section at this historic race.
The Indy 500 — also known as Indianapolis 500-Mile Race or the Indianapolis 500 — is the oldest auto race in the world.
It’s run every year on Memorial Day weekend, a holiday that marks the start of the summer season for Americans.
This year’s race, the 103rd, was run on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The fabled track is known as the “Brickyard” because it was paved with bricks in 1909.
We couldn’t have been more excited to learn that spectators were enjoying our wines as they watched the race!