David is on the hunt. From Tuscany to Emilia-Romagna to Sicily…it’s a slurp fest to discover the best Italian wines to import. Lambrusco, Chianti Rufina, Etna Rosso…what a bonanza! As a fellow beneficiary of this hunt, I can’t wait to taste his findings. For today’s post, he sent this photomontage to give us a flavor of his trip. Enjoy! -Carole Amber, Editorial Director of dRosengarten.com
David’s Wine of the Week: Lambrusco Grasparrosso di Castelvetro, Monovitigno, Fattoria Moretto ($26)
One of the rising cult wines in the U.S. is dry Lambrusco–adored with the local food in the highly gastronomic area of Modena, almost completely ignored in the U.S. Why? Because 40 years ago a sweet version became famous in the U.S.—chill a Cella!–and that was lights out for the reputation of the great dry stuff. But some of us are fighting back!
OK, lousy pun aside…I am really bubbling with excitement about the new availability of dry, red, fizzy Lambrusco in American wine shops. It is one of my favorite wines to drink in Italy, and one of my favorite wines of summer. No, it’s not so easy to find dry Lambrusco…yet…but just a few years ago the American consumer had no shot at all.
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Journalist, television personality, and cookbook author, David Rosengarten has covered great food products, restaurants, wines, gastronomic travel destinations, and related subjects for over 25 years...
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