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Lambrusco Days 2018. 7 Days Of ‘Serious’ Fun.
Friday, June 15th – Thursday, June 21th, 2018

cache_24548175Lambrusco got a bad rap in the 70’s and 80’s when an industrial US version (4%-9.5% alc., 30-90g/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’ ’18
International Lambrusco Week 2018

Enjoy a glass of Lambrusco Secco with breakfast, lunch, supper, dinner, and/or a midnight snack. 

  • Friday, June 15th:
    ‘Modena Day’
    Discover Sorbara from Bomporto, Grasparossa from Castelvetro and Salamino from Santa Croce.
  • Saturday, June 16th:
    Reggio Emilia Day’
    Discover Salamino, Barghi and Montericco.
  • Sunday, June 17th:
    ‘Parma Day’
    Discover Maestri.
  • Monday, June 18th:
    ‘Mantova Day’
    Discover Ruberti from Quistello and Viadanese from Viadana.
  • Tuesday, June 19th:
    ‘Bologna Day’
    Celebrate 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
  • Wednesday, June 20st:
    ‘Lambrusco Ancestrale & Lambrusco Spumante Day’
    Discover Lambrusco Metodo Rifermentazione Ancestrale and Spumante made from Lambrusco grapes (Charmat/Metodo Classico).
  • Thursday, June 21st:
    8th World Lambrusco Day

    Get Fizzical! Share a bottle of Lambrusco (secco, min. 11% alc.) with a friend!


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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