June Celebrations With A Glass of Lambrusco – #ItalianFWT

Modena, Emilia Romagna, Piazza Grande illuminated at sunset, with Cathedral Duomo and Ghirlandina Leaning Tower

This month our #ItalianFWT looks to celebrate June with Lambrusco. We will all be writing and posting about this great series of grapes and the wines that are made from them. That’s right, grape because there are many different Lambrusco varieties. Join us by reading our posts and chatting with us on Saturday morning, June 5th at 11:00am EST on Twitter. All our posts will include #ItalianFWT, so it’s easy to find them. We hope you will come with us too.

National Lambrusco Day is June 21st so it’s a great time to join us. There are over 60 varieties of Lambrusco that are known, perhaps even more, but only six or seven of them are considered the more prestigious ones. Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelnuovo, Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce are some of the most well known.

While most Lambrusco comes from Emilia Romagna, there is also a Lambrusco from Mantova that should be mentioned and which I wrote about here:  Lambrusco Mantovano. Lambrusco Mantovano DOC was created in 1987 and the wines must contain a minimum of 85% Lambrusco Viadanese, Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Marani and/or Lambrusco Salamino grapes. I wrote a long post about it here

I’ve written many posts on Lambrusco varieties in general which can be found by clicking on the varieties listed below.

Lambrusco di Sorbara

Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce

Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro

Lambrusco di Alessandria and Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata

Lambrusco Montericco

Lambrusco Oliva

Lambrusco Viadanese

Lambrusco is a great pairing wine with fatty foods, with finger foods, with pizza and lasagna and with chili. It’s great in a group and tends to be less expensive than some other sparkling wines. I’m a huge fan of these versatile wines as you can tell.

I love Emilia Romagna, the Italian region where Lambrusco comes from. I lived in and went to graduate school in Bologna.

While it seems to be one of the lesser known regions of Italy, Emilia Romagna has everything: valleys, hills, coastline, the plains and the Apennine Mountain range. It also is home to wonderful art cities and thermal spas, as well as great food and wine. I love this church, San Luca. I used to walk up there with a friend during graduate school.

How to join us:

  • Post in our Facebook Group event or send an email to tell me you’re in: Include blog url and title, Twitter handle,  and any other social media details. You can contact me at vignetocommunications@gmail.com.
  • Send your post title to me by Tuesday, June 1st to be included in the preview post I will post on Wednesday. I will prepare a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs.
  • Publish your post between Friday June 4th and 8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 5th. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up that morning.
  • Include links to the other #ItalianFWT participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I’ll provide the HTML code that you can easily put in your initial post — which will link to people’s general blog url
  • Once all the posts are live, I’ll send updated code so you can update the permanent links to everyone’s #ItalianFWT
  • Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too.
  • Sponsored posts are OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you have received a free sample.


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