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Sip of the Day
September 7, 2020
Day #251 of the year.
Medici Ermete Quercioli Dolce Lambrusco
Labor Day is for barbecue, so I picked my all-time favorite wine with BBQ — Lambrusco. And when I say “BBQ,” I mean REAL BBQ, as in smoked pulled pork, ribs, brisket, etc., and Lambrusco is the ultimate pairing for smoked meats. For those doing “traditional” barbecue — meaning, hot dogs, hamburgers, and maybe grilled chicken slathered in BBQ sauce — this Lambrusco is still a perfect match. Its deep, rich berry flavor is bold enough to stand up to anything on the grill, and its lively acidity cuts through the fatty foods we like to indulge in on a holiday. Oh, and a fun fact — Lambrusco comes from the land of Emilia-Romagna in Italy, which is the same place where supercars such as Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini are built (and Ducati motorcycles as well!). Fittingly, Medici Ermete Quercioli has a sleek, racy profile.