Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
The 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition -- "Featured entries from wineries across the globe. The 2020 competition, held Nov. 16-17 at NRG Center, included 3,528 entries from 19 countries, including France, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, Argentina and South Africa. Texas wineries represented 480 entries, and 380 entries came from this year’s featured region, Mendoza, Argentina. Look for these award-winning wines at retail locations and plan to enjoy a selection at the Champion Wine Garden during the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo."
Grade: Gold Medal - Class Champion
Author: Katie Brown
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
The OG Hard Seltzer? Lambrusco. (UVM: 539,631)
-- "Hard seltzer has unquestionably swept the nation over the past year. In fact, Americans bought more hard seltzer than vodka in 2019. And with its light, fruity taste, low-calorie content, and successful marketing campaigns, it’s easy to see why young people are so drawn to the stuff. But while it may seem as though the hard seltzer phenomenon is an unprecedented one, its popularity is distinctly similar to a trend the wine industry has seen before: the rise of Lambrusco."
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Author: Maria Miyashiro
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Get A Crash Course In Sweet Red Wine (And 6 Bottles You'll Love!) -- "Notes of cherry, strawberry, and vanilla shine in this sparkling red. Easy on the palate...and on the wallet!"
The Zoe Report
Author: Ashley Tibbits
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
These 3-Ingredient (Or Less) Cocktails Will Be A Hit For Your Next Virtual Happy Hour -- "Riunite created this take on the standard beer-plus-lemonade drink that's a summer favorite. But in this case, you'll replace the brew with Lambrusco, a dry, sparkling red wine."
3 oz. Riunite Lambrusco
2 oz. Lemonade
Build over ice. Garnish with lemon wheel.
Author: Betty Gold
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The Ultimate Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Super Bowl Foods -- #14 Chili and Lambrusco
"The subtle sweetness of Lambrusco balances out even the spiciest chili. This lively, semi-sparkling red sells at an approachable price, making it a staple wine for any holiday party host."