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December 2021: The Interview:

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November 2021: 60 plus, 60, 59 or 56?

Some wine information gets repeated and repeated even though it has zero information value. Example: That there used to be some 60 or even more Lambrusco varieties is part of almost every Lambrusco story. Yet nobody has ever questioned the validity of the number or has ever been able to name all 60 or 55…

October 2021: Lambrusco News: July-September

Lambrusco isn’t just Italy’s coolest red. It’s also hard-wired to local food specialities, its territory and Italy’s history. Every quarter, I’ll take a look at the most relevant Lambrusco stories and news items published online over the past three months. The “best” will be accessible from this page.

September 2021: Opinion Piece #2021/2

An opinion piece is an article, published in a newspaper or magazine, that mainly reflects the author’s opinion about a subject.

August 2021: What’s Lambrusco?

Most people still can’t figure out if their bottle of Lambrusco is an industrial or a commercial version or actually the real thing. How can one tell the difference? And what’s up with white Lambrusco (Lambrusco Bianco)? Do I have to know anything about the various indigenous Lambrusco grape varieties? Can the price tell me…

July 2021: Lambrusco News: April-June

Lambrusco isn’t just Italy’s coolest red. It’s also hard-wired to local food specialities, its territory and Italy’s history. Every quarter, I’ll take a look at the most relevant Lambrusco stories and news items published online over the past three months. The “best” will be accessible from this page.

June 2021: The Interview:

An opinion piece is an article, published in a newspaper or magazine, that mainly reflects the author’s opinion about a subject.

May 2021: Always Judge A Book By Its Cover

I’ve been professionally interested in Lambrusco (secco) since April 1994 and continue my Lambrusco explorations throughout Emilia, Mantova and Cremona whenever possible. It took me a few years to realize that Modenese restaurants weren’t serving industrial Lambruscos. Which in turn made me recognize that outside of Modena and Reggio ‘Big Wine’ had managed to invent…

April 2021: Lambrusco News: January-March

Lambrusco isn’t just Italy’s coolest red. It’s also hard-wired to local food specialities, its territory and Italy’s history. Every quarter, I’ll take a look at the most relevant Lambrusco stories and news items published online over the past three months. The “best” will be accessible from this page.

March 2021: Opinion Piece #2021/1

An opinion piece is an article, published in a newspaper or magazine, that mainly reflects the author’s opinion about a subject.

February 2021: The Year Of The Ox And (real) Lambrusco.

How many times have we read about an up-and-coming ‘Riesling Renaissance’? Way too many times over the past three decades. The next one will be declared soon. Even Sherry needs to invent a bunch of new Sherry cocktails once-a-year in order not to drop out of the mind of wine drinkers. True, most predictions about…

January 2021: Lambrusco News: October-December 2020

Lambrusco isn’t just Italy’s coolest red. It’s also hard-wired to local food specialities, its territory and Italy’s history. Every quarter, I’ll take a look at the most relevant Lambrusco stories and news items published online over the past three months. The “best” will be accessible from this page.

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