Day Drinking, Italian Style

May 18, 2021 392

BY: Rebekah Peppler

Warm weather is here and so is day drinking, to be done outdoors in the sun. Look to north-central Italy for inspiration. Lambrusco — gently sparkling, low alcohol and often budget friendly — has long been Emilia-Romagna’s go-to for alfresco drinking. This season, make it yours as well.

While the popularity of mass-market Lambrusco in the 1970s and ’80s led to the wine’s reputation for candysweetness, a quality bottle can quickly dispose of lingering skepticism. The best Lambruscos are thoughtfully made, pleasantly fruity, lightly bitter and come in a variety of styles from dry to sweet, red to rosé.

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