Rose has undoubtedly been the number one drink of choice this summer garnering more than one hashtag and tank top. However, a fizzy, red Italian beverage is re-emerging stateside and lobbying to become the new drink of choice!
Lambrusco on the Rise
Lambrusco is a frothy, refreshing, bubbly, Italian red that is made from grapes by the same name. It is one of Italy’s most prized gastronomic treasures but unfortunately, it got a bad name during the 1970s. “Lambrusco at that time was not a real Lambrusco, just a sweet sparkling juice,” says Alicia Lini of Lini 910, a top producer in the Emilia-Romagna region. This is no longer the case though and the wine is now being made very well, leading to a comeback throughout the states.
Just like Champagne, there are several distinct styles of Lambrusco that can be dry, semi-sweet, and extremely sweet, making it a drink that anyone can enjoy.
“Lambrusco’s Comeback, and Why It’s Brushing Shoulders with Rose”
Jenn Rice recently wrote an article in Vogue titled “Lambrusco’s Comeback, and Why It’s Brushing Shoulders with Rose. In the article, she highlights the best places to find Lambrusco and we are honored to be mentioned. See the exert from her article below and read the entire post at Vogue.com.
“Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently added a carefully curated Lambrusco section to its wine list, ranging from light rosés to full-bodied options. Also prominent on the gorgeous outdoor bar, the wines were strategically selected to pair with the restaurant’s mouth watering for no menu. We can attest that there’s nothing quite like a chilled glass of Lambrusco and a wood-fired pizza or fresh focaccia to start the evening.”
Wines at Mulino