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7 Days Of ‘Serious’ Fun | June 16th – June 22th, 2017

cache_24548175Lambrusco got a bad rap in the 70’s and 80’s when an industrial US version (4%-9.5% alc., 50-80g/l sugar) of real Lambrusco (red, frizzante, secco= sugar: max 15g/l , min. 11% alc.) became the best-selling imported wine in the USA.

Times have changed and there’s been a resurgence of authentic Lambrusco made in the traditional secco frizzante style. Grown around Parma, Modena, Reggio, Bologna, and Mantova, Lambrusco is the ultimate pairing for a platter of Prosciutto di Parma, and chunks of Parmigiano-Reggiano drizzled with balsamic vinegar in a stunning illustration of the idea that “if it grows together, it goes together!”

The Lambrusco Secco revival is being led by producers who take care to produce wines that are varietally true and imbued with a distinct sense of terroir. Many of these committed producers have rescued indigenous Lambrusco varieties from near extinction and come from families that have produced exclusively Lambrusco Secco locally for generations.

With its low alcohol content (min. 11% alc.), slight fizz, bright fruit, and hint of bitterness, true Lambrusco Secco has become a darling among sommeliers looking for something unique, crowd-pleasing, and food-friendly.


‘dine & lambrusco’ ’17
International Lambrusco Week 

  • Friday, June 16th: Modena
    Sorbara, Grasparossa, Salamino di Santa Croce, Bollito Misto
    (add your event here)
  • Saturday, June 17th: Reggio Emilia
    Salamino, Montericco, Barghi, Montericco, Gnocco Fritto, Tortellini in Brodo
    (add your event here)
  • Sunday, June 18th: Parma
    Maestri, Parmigiano Reggiano, Proscuitto, Culatello
    (add your event here)
  • Monday, June 19th: Mantova
    Ruberti, Viadanese
    (add your event here)
  • Tuesday, June 20th: Bologna
    La Dotta (“the learned one”- for its famed university), La Grassa (“the fat one”- for it’s cuisine), and La Rossa (“the red one”- a reference to the red rooftops throughout the city), Ragu’ alla Bolognese, Mortadella
    (add your event here)
  • Wednesday, June 21st: 7th World Lambrusco Day
    Share a #RealLambrusco with someone else!
    (add your event here)
  • Thursday, June 22st: Ancestrale and Spumante
    Metodo Rifermentazione Ancestrale, Spumante Charmat and Metodo Classico
    (add your event here)

Real Lambrusco Moments 2011-2020

Even though most people consider June 21 as the date of the June Solstice, it can happen anytime between June 20 and June 22, depending on which time zone you’re in. June 22 Solstices are rare – the last June 22 Solstice in UTC time took place in 1975 and there won’t be another one until 2203.

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