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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!

Lagrein of the Times

Sunday, March 27th, 2011


Castel Sallegg’s Lagrein Riserva was featured in The New York Times today! Wine critic says the Alto Adige variety capable of producing “congenial, straightforward wines that can be deliciously plummy, earthy and chewy, dark and full-bodied but not heavy, with a pronounced minerally edge.” He picks out Castel Sallegg’s Riserva as “Delicate and earthy with fresh floral and fruit flavors.” Do you agree with Eric? Pick up a bottle today and find out!

Catalan wine in the Times

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Alvaro Palacios’ Camins del Priorat was featured in Eric Asimov’s “Wines of the Times” column in the, ahem, New York Times today. Asimov tasted ten wines from the Catalan appellation, singling out the Palacios as the best value. “Big and tannic with flavors of plums, mineral and licorice,” read Eric’s personal tasting note. Pick up a bottle today!

Teroldego one-liter by Endrizzi in The New York Times

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

At Vino we pride ourselves on our dedication to the promotion of Italy’s lesser-known wines and native varieties. Now it seems others are catching on to the advantages of buying into Italians’ local favorites. In today’s “The Pour” column, the New York Times’ wine critic Eric Asimov focuses on Teroldego, one of the oldest and most prestigious red varieties in the northern region of Trentino. Eric describes Endrizzi’s one-liter Teroldego as “charming, fruity, pleasant”. We’d say that it is all this and more. And at just $17 for 1000ml, it’s a wine worth taking a chance on!

Endrizzi’s export manager Thomas Kemmler and winery owners Christine and Paolo Endrici enjoy a glass of Teroldego under the pergola vines.

The wine is made from 100% Teroldego grapes cultivated in the valley of Vallagarina south of Trento by growers under contract with the Endrici family. The vines are trained in the traditional pergola style. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel with a ten-day maceration. As is typical of wines made with grapes grown outside the Campo Rotaliano, this IGT Teroldego is medium-bodied with brisk acidity, mild tannins and fresh berry and herbal aromas.

Endrizzi Teroldego delle Venezie 2009 (1 liter)
$17

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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!

Prosecco “Rustico” by Nino Franco in GQ magazine

Thursday, December 30th, 2010


Vino’s favorite Prosecco, Rustico by Nino Franco, is featured in GQ magazine’s holiday wine round-up, a “New Year’s guide to entertaining like a man”. The Veneto sparkler is described by the Gentleman’s Quarterly as an “Everyman’s Champagne”, but one that “makes more sense than a $50 bottle”.

Read the complete guide here.

Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico NV ($17) is available now!

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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
$18

Lini 910 Lambrusco Metodo Classico Rosso
$27

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Free ground shipping on all Valentini purchased by Dec. 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Universally recognized as one of the world’s great wineries, Valentini’s considerable legend and legacy do not overshadow the sheer quality of its wines. This year saw the Abbruzzese winery sweep up in Gambero Rosso‘s annual Vini d’Italia Awards. Valentini was not only awarded Winery of the Year, but all three of the company’s wines received the coveted Tre Bicchieri prize, the first time a single estate has taken all the top honors. We’re thrilled that Gambero Rosso has recognized these unique wines, and in celebration of Valentini’s unprecedented achievement, Vino is excited to present a very special holiday offer: enjoy FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all Valentini purchased by December 13, 2010.

Edoardo Valentini (above) produced wine for sale from the 1956 vintage until his death at age 72 in 2006. During that half-century he became widely regarded as Abruzzo’s greatest winemaker. His renown among fans of fine Italian wines grew as bottles of his Montepulciano, Cerasuolo and Trebbiano found their way onto tables and into tastings all over the world. His unique approach to handling vines that were thought inferior by many in the wine community combined with his eccentric personality caused his legend to grow but it was the excellence in bottle that really solidified his reputation as one of Italy’s great craftsmen of natural wines.

Valentini gave up a career in law to return with his family to their ancestral home in the village of Loreto Aprutino, about a half hour inland from Pescara. He tended about 170 acres of vines spread across several vineyard sites as well as hundreds of acres planted to fruit trees and olives. While farming made up a good part of his living, life in a rural village also allowed him to count agriculture and winemaking among his intellectual pursuits. He was famously reluctant to advise visitors on his techniques in the cellar but we do know through the consistent quality of his wines across the decades that whatever those methods were he practiced them with discipline and expected excellence in quality and style.

Valentini became notorious for his shunning of the media and disregard for wine marketing. Consequently, what little information we can glean about the man and his wines only serves to enhance the mystique surrounding both.

Since Edoardo Valentini’s passing his son Francesco Paolo (above) has carried on the production of the family’s much-admired line of Abruzzese wines with fidelity and rigor. It is evident in tasting that the Valentini legacy remains strong and will be well tended.

Valentini Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2008
$98

Valentini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cerasuolo 2008
$90

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Take 10% off Castel de Paolis Frascati Superiore

Monday, October 11th, 2010

This month Frascati Superiore by Castel de Paolis is featured in Food & Wine, and to celebrate we’re taking 10% off this classic white from Lazio! In the October issue of the magazine, wine editor Ray Isle, examines the misconceptions surrounding Frascati, and discovers that this popular local wine can be much more rewarding than its reputation suggests.

On a visit to the Castel de Paolis winery, Isle describes the top-class Frascati as “fragrant and lithe…[with] the scent of white flowers and the flavor of white peaches.”


Though Lazio may not be as revered in winemaking terms as Tuscany, Piedmont or Veneto, wines from the region’s Frascati DOC have long been legend in Rome, and this classic white is still a favorite among residents of the Eternal City, as well as its legions of visitors. Castel de Paolis, located in the hills of Grottaferrata just south of the capital, is among a handful of producers in Lazio who are reshaping the image of wines from the Castelli Romani, producing bottles to rival those from Italy’s more celebrated winemaking regions.

Winemaker Fabrizio Santarelli took the basic Frascati formula and amped it up by using the kinds of meticulous viticultural methods common to more prestigious appellations. Based on Malvasia and Trebbiano, as per the regulations of the DOC, Fabrizio has added several other native varieties for extra depth, including Bonvino and Cacchione.

In addition to Frascati’s latest press attention, Santarelli’s other white blend, Donna Adriana, is currently available on board Alitalia flights — further proof that Castel de Paolis is flying high.

Castel de Paolis Frascati Superiore 2008
was $22, now $19.80

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