Crush On This Episode 14: Ciao, Lambrusco

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Happy Saturday to you. The North Shore mountains behind our home have a delicate dusting of snow. The sun is shining, and it is British Columbia’s provincial Election Day. And yes, I voted!

Our latest episode of Crush On This is all about Lambrusco. We have come a long way from the early days of the sparkling red wine from the Emilio Romagna region in Italy. 

I think my first experience tasting Lambrusco was at the Wine Bloggers Conference (now Wine Media Conference) in Penticton, British Columbia. A Ruinite bus rolled up to the parking lot outside the conference centre, and a few of my wine friends and I went in for a fun experience. I may have tried it on my honeymoon in 2007 when we toured Italy for a month. I hadn’t started studying wine yet; I just knew I really enjoyed it. There is a distinct possibility David and I enjoyed a glass in Lambrusco’s homeland.

Many producers offer quality Lambrusco that is wallet-friendly, delicious with so many foods, and incredibly fun to drink! Allison, Cindy and I share our finds.

Allison – Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco di Castelvetro Vigneto Cialdini ($17 US)

Cindy – Venturini Baldini Montelocco Lambrusco Emilia IGP – Semi Sec ($18.99 US)

Christine – Piria Paltrinieri Lambrusco Di Sorbara Frizzante ($21.99 CAD)

Cin Cin,

Christine