The History of Lambrusco

The History of Lambrusco

Lambrusco, the iconic Italian wine celebrated for its bubbles and the fact that is pairs well with basically—everything, has quite the history deeply rooted in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.

Derived from the Latin term "labrusca," denoting the wild vines indigenous to the area, Lambrusco's origins can be traced back to ancient times. Cultivated by the Etruscans and later perfected by the Romans, this wine has stood the test of time, evolving alongside Italy's winemaking traditions.

Fun Fact: during the Middle Ages, Lambrusco flourished under the meticulous care of monasteries, earning a reputation among European aristocracy for its refreshing taste and distinctive character.

However, it wasn't until the 20th century that Lambrusco truly made its mark on the global stage. Following World War II, its popularity skyrocketed, particularly in the United States, where it became synonymous with Italian culture and cuisine. However, that is not quite the quality or traditional Lambrusco that we see in the market place today.

Today, Lambrusco continues to captivate wine enthusiasts worldwide, offering a diverse range of styles from dry to sweet. Whether enjoyed as a versatile pairing with food or sipped on its own, Lambrusco remains a symbol of Italy's winemaking.

Join us as we raise a glass to the history of Lambrusco. Remember wine is subjective, so keep tasting, find what you like and keep it casual, ya? Share your experience with us on IG @tomatowheels

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