This blog is about real (red, frizzante secco, min. 11% alc., double fermented) and not so real (4-9.5% alc.) Lambrusco: Lambrusco Emilians love to drink with every meal,  and Lambrusco Emilians do not drink but have been selling by the “billions” of bottles around the world since 1965.

I’ve been traveling up and down the Via Emilia since 1991 and will be sharing some of my travel encounters, wine and food discoveries and other interesting tidbits.

It’s hard to believe,  but it has taken me some 20 years to get all of the facts on the production of craft (bottle-refermented), real (secco, red, frizzante, min. 11% alc.), shortcut (single fermentation, instead of the traditional double fermentation), commercial (10% to 10.5% alc.), and industrial (4-9.5% alc.) Lambrusco versions. They were gathered, not from books (there weren’t any), but from countless conversations and tastings with tiny, small and large Lambrusco producers and huge Lambrusco factories.