Name of varietal: Lambrusco

Common synonyms: Salamino (refers to the bunch form)
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Emilia-Romagna, Italy
History of the grape: There is evidence that the ancient Romans were drinking wines made from Lambrusco, a grape that was strewn about the hillsides like dandelions (its translation is “wild vines”). In Italy, for many centuries, the wine has been produced in various forms from dry to sweet, but usually some level of sparkling from frizzante to full on bubbles. It is made most often in the Charmat method, which means the secondary fermentation takes place in pressurized tanks, not in the bottle as in the champenoise method. It is sometimes blended with Ancellotta to add more intense color and body. By the mid 1970s, much of the Lambrusco that was imported was young, sweet and cheap, and this unfortunately gave it a terrible reputation for decades. However, more recently, excellent quality Lambruscos have been widely available, Read more »

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  • Here for business, but finding the time to work in some wine escapades. Last ... on my mind. Being a recent Lambrusco convert, I thought what better place to try than a hip Italian Restaurant.Pictured above the WTB (By the glass list) you can see the Lambrusco and Brussel Sprouts, both were sublime. The Lambrusco had good freshness and fruitfu... Read More

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  • Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with ... ... Moscato d’Asti and Lambrusco. This technique was developed by Professor Martinotti in Torino and patented by the Frenchman Eugene Charmat. Tank fermentation makes it possible to produce sparkling wines at a moderate cost for the consumer. The foremost Charma... Read More

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  • Even CEO’s get jittery about their wine lists.  This past ... ... reds like a Pinot Noir or a Lambrusco could be perfect for an after-work type of drink or a starter course at dinner.” Photo Credit: hans peter meyer, Flickr Creative Commo Read More

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  • Cinsault makes nice rose, but the reds I've had would make you want to ... ... ... had no good luck with Lambrusco, although there's a guy who swears it's the greatest thing ever, and Brachetto?How about red Vinho Verde?Honestly, managing gout is a tough job.  My wife has two cousins who have it, and our neighbor has it.  You have my sympathy... Read More

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  • Once again, there are low-tannin grapes and low-tannin wines and they're ... some nice lighter reds like Lambrusco, that is made from some tannic grapes, but the wine itself is usually fairly low in tannins. Then for a sweeter sparkling red, there's Brachetto d'Aqui, which you really need to have around in the summer.Freisa is another that's g... Read More

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  • I have just read the most illuminating post I have ever read, "which red wines are most tannic", wow guys great details and some useful info.  But I'm most interested in the least tannic red wines.Reason?I have gout and tannins play havoc on gout and while I still want to try and enjoy Red Wine, esp good red wine I can longer drink medium or hig... Read More

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