Archive for the ‘Lini’ Category

Cran-tastic! Cranberry-Pear Spritz

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Join us this Thursday for a fruity Spritz with a difference! We’ll be mixing ………………. with Lini Lambrusco Labrusca Bianco! It’s gonna be cran-tastic! (Sorry…)

Cocktail Hour:
Thursday, October 13

Everybody loves Lini!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Everybody loves Lini, and if you’re a regular visitor to Vino, there’s a good chance that includes you too. The stylish Lambrusco producer continues to charm New Yorkers with its delightful line of sparkling wines that are guaranteed to suit any occasion. Our latest arrivals are the new vintages of the “In Correggio” Rosé and Scuro. You can taste both this Saturday afternoon!

Saturday, August 20

Lambrusco EveryDay (with Rachael Ray)

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Our favorite Lambrusco (and probably yours too) is featured in the brand new issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray magazine! “Labrusca” Rosso by Lini 910 is included in a list of “4 Bubbly Flavors for Beer Budgets” as part of an Amy Zavatto story entitled “I Want To Throw A… Champagne Party!”

“There’s a sparkling wine to suit every palate,” Zavatto advises. “Don’t wait till New Year’s Eve: Build a bash around bubbles and bubbly.” We couldn’t agree more, and Lambrusco is our go-to choice of sparkler… everyday.

The August 2011 edition of EveryDay with Rachael Ray is available now at all good newsstands. Take a bite outta life!

Labrusca is back! Taste the brand new vintage this Saturday!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Everyone’s favorite Lambrusco, Labrusca by LINI910, makes its welcome return to Vino this Saturday, when we’ll be pouring the brand new vintage of these classic Emilian sparkling wines. Join us from 3pm for a warm weekend  bubbly celebration!

Saturday, May 28

For more information please call 212-725=6516 or email

Lambrusco by LINI 910 on CBS’ The Early Show

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Labrusca Rosso by LINI 910 was featured on CBS’s The Early Show yesterday morning. It’s the classic Lambrusco’s second national television appearance in eighteen months, having featured on NBC’s Today Show in 2009.

Food & Wine Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle came on-air to present and taste some of his favorite sparkling wines for New Year’s with departing Early Show anchor Harry Smith.

“This scares me,” confessed Smith as he raised a glass of the deep red Emilian sparkler, calling it “a leap of faith,” perhaps reflecting many Americans’ continued reservations about Lambrusco.

“Be not afraid,” Isle reassured, suggesting he think of it as “a red wine that happens to have bubbles.” Isle went on to praise Lambrusco’s versatility, calling it a “celebratory wine… that goes great with an entire meal.”

Check out our complete range of Lini’s sparkling wines today, and make your New Year’s really sparkle!

Lini Lambrusco in Denver Magazine!

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

It’s a long way from Correggio to Colorado, but it seems Lambrusco has made the trip and arrived intact. This month everyone’s favorite Lambrusco producer LINI 910 is featured in the December issue of Denver Magazine. Lini’s ever-popular Labrusca Rosso is suggested by Stacey Brugeman as a tasty accompaniment to Italian three-cheese frico this holiday season. Check out the full article, “Champagne Celebration”, here.

LINI 910 in The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

If you’re a fan of Vino, chances are you’re also a fan of Lambrusco. Our choice to champion the sparkling wines of Lini 910 three years ago kick-started a national Lambrusco reappraisal which shows no sign of slowing down.

Last Saturday Lini’s wines received high praise in the Wall Street Journal, where they were featured alongside those of other wineries in an article by Lettie Teague. In “Riunite Was Nice, but There’s More to Lambrusco”, the WSJ wine columnist analyzes the sparkling wine’s unusual status as arguably the most commonly misunderstood Italian wine among American consumers. She goes on to explain how true Lambrusco producers such as Lini are helping to reverse such misconceptions surrounding the wine.

The intrepid Ms. Teague traveled to three states to gather as many Lambrusco wines as she could get her hands on, which she then tasted with Michael Avella of Love Lane Kitchen, a restaurant in Mattituck, N.Y. Unsurprisingly (at least to us), Lini’s wines came out on top.

Ms. Teague liked the Lambrusco Scuro best, calling it “big, rich but still beautifully foamy.” Mr. Avella, who lived in Emilia-Romagna for the best part of a decade, had his own favorite: Lini’s Metodo Classico Rosso. “This is what I’m looking for,” he said. “It’s not complex, but it’s lively with a wonderful floral bouquet. And it dances. Lambrusco should always dance on your palate.”

But don’t take their word for it (or even ours): both wines (plus the full range of Lini 910 sparklers) are available at Vino. Take home a bottle (or two) today!

Lini 910 Lambrusco Scuro

Lini 910 Lambrusco Metodo Classico Rosso

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Lini Lambrusco: the original summertime sparkler

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The brand new vintage of Lini’s Lambrusco has just arrived at Vino, and we’re pleased to report that this year the wines taste as cool and refreshing as ever. Lambrusco is the natural choice for the beach, backyard and beyond: whether you’re throwing red meat on the grill or hosting a rooftop soirée, we defy you to find a better choice for town or country this summer.

Scoffed at for a generation, Lambrusco is now well and truly back in vogue (and in Vogue) and back on the tables of America’s wine drinkers. Since Vino launched Lini’s chic line of Lambrusco in 2007, this endlessly-approachable wine has swept across the land like an enormous pink tidal wave, gently engulfing all those who allow themselves to be consumed by its bubbly kick and washed up among its opulent foam.

One of the many reasons for Lini’s popularity in the United States — in addition to photos of sultry Lambrusco scion Alicia Lini (like the one at the top of this post) — may be the fact that it defies classification. In fact, in many ways it is a wine unto itself: though it’s chilled and sparkling we’ve discovered there’s room for Lambrusco in practically every wine-drinking context. One such circumstance in which Lambrusco comes into its own is a sticky summer afternoon, much like the ones we’ve been experiencing lately…

Lini 910 Lambrusco Labrusca Bianco NV

Lini 910 Lambrusco Labrusca Rosé NV

Lini 910 Lambrusco Labrusca Rosso NV

Lini 910 Lambrusco In Correggio Rosé NV

Lini 910 Lambrusco In Correggio Scuro NV

Lini 910 Pinot Nero Metodo Classico Bianco 2002

Lini 910 Lambrusco Metodo Classico Rosso 2003

For more information please contact 212-725-6516 or email

Alicia Lini and LINI910’s centenary celebrations were featured on Rai Uno’s Linea Verde earlier this month… check it out in HD!

Emilian Apparel: Lini tees/tease

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Just a little something I came up with in the office this morning… (hey, it’s Friday)

Made in downtown LA, made cool in midtown NY.

Made in downtown LA, made cool in lower midtown NY.

Lini-chic continues to take NYC (or at least this office) by storm! It’s been a personal (and professional) goal of mine to see Lini‘s Labrusca label featured on a t-shirt since I first sampled the stylish Emilian producer’s Labrusca Rosso. So today, with the help of Photoshop (and American Apparel), I knocked off these mock-ups of what a Labrusca tee might look like on two impossibly skinny Lambrusco-lovin’ hipsters. Now before you all start trying to place orders for a “Pink XS”, please bear in mind that the image above is only an enhanced prototype. But how great would these tees look paired with a Lini bag or bottle-sock? If you’d like to parade through your own ‘hood in one of these designs stay tuned for more developments: this could be the look for Spring/Summer 2009 among Lini fans everywhere, from LA to the LES.

Vino “At Home” at Italian Consulate

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Barry Bergdoll talks pre-fab architecture, I pour the wine at Bogliasco Foundation event

A view of the tranquil Ligurian coastal town of Bogliasco.

A view of the tranquil Ligurian coastal town of Bogliasco.

Last night I attended an event organized by the Bogliasco Foundation, held at the Italian Consulate on Park Avenue and 69th Street. The Bogliasco Foundation organizes a study center for the arts and humanities located in the small Ligurian town of Bogliasco, just a few miles down the coast from Genoa. Yesterday evening’s event, organized by foundation Director of Development and Communications Hope O’Reilly, comprised of a lecture by Barry Bergdoll entitled At Home in the Museum: Full Scale Architecture on Display. Mr. Bergdoll is a professor of architectural history, theory and criticism at Columbia University as well as Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, where he recently organized and curated the ambitious and successful Home Delivery exhibition.

Barry Bergdoll at MoMA. To his left is an archive photo of Philip Johnson and Mies Van der Rohe.

Barry Bergdoll at MoMA. To his left is an archive photo of Philip Johnson and Mies Van der Rohe.

Mr. Bergdoll, himself a Bogliasco fellow, spoke at length about the history of pre-fabricated homes, and the challenge of exhibiting them within a museum setting. The evening was introduced by Hon. Francesco Maria Talo’, Consul General to Italy, while Mr. James Harrison, President of the Bogliasco Foundation, spoke about the organization and presented a series of beautiful photos of the center’s Villa dei Pini and the pretty village of Bogliasco. Foundation trustee Jorge Amador was also in attendance.

Lini's Lambrusco Scuro flowed liberally at the Italian Consulate last night.

Lini's Lambrusco Scuro flowed liberally at the Italian Consulate last night.

Having previously worked at MoMA and visited Bogliasco on more than one occasion, I felt it more than appropriate that Vino should provide wines for the reception which followed, where I was on hand to pour and satisfy the curiosity of the wine-conscious guests. We chose to feature three rare and unique wines from three renowned winemaking regions: Filena Ruppi‘s Chardonnay-Pinot Bianco-Incrocio Manzoni blend Starsa Bianco 2007 Tenuta del Portale, Enrico Coser‘s 100% Merlot Rosso delle Venezie 2007 Clic, and Alicia Lini‘s chic Lambrusco Scuro 2007 Lini 910. All three wines really hit the spot, even for the consulate’s own carabinieri, who were able to enjoy a glass or two “on duty”.