Wine: Sparkling, Emilia Romagna
Check out the crushed purple hue and pretty pink froth on this dry fizzy red. Venturini-Baldini owns up to being an artisan Lambrusco with powdery tannins, bright acidity and some vibrant brambly character. It hits all the right buttons, opposed to the mass-produced, icky sweet stuff we used to see on the US market. They also produce balsamic vinegar, walnuts, honey and grappa: the stuff of life. Winemaking Details: Wild Yeast Fermentation, Low SO2 Added
We just can't get enough of lambrusco. From culinary centric province of Modena, known for its rich cuisine and salumi, the sparkling red wine can match the strong flavors of food while cutting through the fat with its crisp bubbles. Founded in 1919, Carlo, Mario, and Paolo Carafoli are the third generation to run the family winery. This is a lively lambrusco, with a full body of ripe berries, cherries, and plums and effervescent froth.