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World Lambrusco Day & Lambrusco Week extended

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - June 25 @ 10:00 pm

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World Lambrusco Day is Wednesday, June 21.

Join us in the Grotto Bar as we have 10 lambrusco open and loads of good snacks to accompany.  For $35, you can sample any or all of these 10 winners and enjoy antipasti to go with.  We will have a few Spumante Rose as well as our favorite Real Lambruscos.  In addition o the wines on our flight, we will be opening Cantina di Volta Spumante both red & rose, Ermite Medici Concerto, Camillo Donati Lambrusco, and Fiorini Terre del Sole.  Or enjoy our Lambrusco Week flight with dinner in the dining room or Grotto Bar!

World Lambrusco Week

Lambrusco Daye officially ends June 22, vyt we are extending it thru June 25!

Five 3 oz pours & Five bites $25

Lambrusco is the most exciting & fun wine from Italy right now; a bargain to boot! Dry to fruity red fizz! Drink real Lambrusco.

Real Lambrusco is 11% alcohol or more, but is far lower in alcohol than most wines today: perfect for these hot days

Real Lambrusco is dry and red.  “Lambrusco Rose” is actually called Spumante and can be made from the same range of the Lambrusco family of grapes.  If you want a true Lambrusco with a lighter color, try Lambrusco di Sorbara.

Real Lambrusco is made in the Emelia surround Modena and extending west to Reggiano, Parma and north to Mantova

The fizz in Real Lambrusco is natural from a secondary fermentation either in tank or in the bottle

Real Lambrusco is fabulous so celebrate it!

5 wines

Fiorini Conte degli Attimi
{lambrusco di sorbara} ‘15
refreshing, dry, light color due to the grape

Vignetti Saetti ‘il cadetto rosato’ ‘15
{lambrusco salamino di santa croce}
metodo champenoise, organic grapes

Carra di Casiatico ‘la luna secco’
{lambrusco maestri}
big, lush, full, extracted color & flavor

Moretto, ‘secco’
{lambrusco grasparossa di castelvetro} ‘15
full bodied, earthy, spicy, incredible

Molo 8
{lambrusco mantovane}
off dry, lower in alcohol

Five Bites:

crostino w/whipped lardo di mangalitza
crostino w/crema di pecorino
grilled borettane onions & calabrian peppers
confit of tomato

Red Bubbles: More about Lambrusco

Celebrate the Rebirth of Real Lambrusco

What is Lambrusco?

It is not a region, a city, a style or sweet fizzy swill:
It’s an ancient family of grapes used to make fizzy dry reds!
No other wine has been so bastardized as Lambrusco!
Forget riunite, cella & the rest {7% alcohol & 10% sugar!}

Real Lambrusco is made in the Emilia, surrounding Modena.  It comes from any of the family of Lambrusco grapes such as Grasparossa, Sorbara & Mariani, Salamino, + other grapes like lancellotta ~~ Real Lambrusco is dry to off-dry, 11% alcohol; tart & lively with a sugar level of less than 1.5% Due to Lambrusco’s natural high acid content, it is great food wine and can seem very dry indeed. Lambrusco is a refreshing sparkling red: perfect w/rich antipasti & pasta; & the best wine for cheese & cured meats

The rebirth of Lambrusco came about fairly recently when wines like Ermite Medice Concerto and Chiarli Vecchia Modena Premium were recognized by the Italian wine press with Tre Bicchiere from Gambero Rosso and other publications.  But the reality is that real Lambrusco had not gone anywhere!  It’s just that industrial Lambrusco {Riunite, Cella etc} dominated the market and, unfortunately still do.  But we at the Grotto and at Dino before have always believed in the real deal.

Our favorite Lambrusco Producers

Camillo Donati
Cantina di Volta
Carra di Casiatico
Ermite Medice
Fattoria Moretto
Vignetti Saetti


June 16 @ 5:00 pm
June 25 @ 10:00 pm


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