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Joe Campanale pours Lini on NBC!

May 22, 2009

Hot New York restaurateur pours Lambrusco on national television!

joe campanale lini blogJoe Campanale selected Lini’s Lambrusco as one of his favorite wines for summer on NBC’s Today show this morning. In a live segment, the co-owner of Dell’Anima and L’Artusi poured Lini’s Labrusca Bianco and Rosso as part of a selection of his picks for Memorial Day weekend.

In case you missed it, click here to watch the full clip!

One of New York’s youngest restaurateurs, the 25-year old Campanale’s star has risen spectacularly since he opened Dell’Anima in 2007 with Chef Gabe Thompson (below with Campanale outside Dell’Anima). The rapid success of the small West Village hotspot spurred the duo to expand to L’Artusi just one year later. Now, both restaurants are favorite neighborhood destinations for anyone seeking delicious and inventive Italian fare and an excellent selection of wine.


The growing popularity of Lini in New York in many ways mirrors Campanale’s recent success. Since Domenico Valentino’s introduction of Labrusca in 2007, Lini’s range of sparkling, classic Lambrusco has proven a universal hit throughout the city’s restaurant and wine industry, giving rebirth to a unique variety. Now, with an exciting line of refreshing and affordable wines, the Lini brand continues to gather momentum across the United States.

Campanale, whose wine experience extends to sommelier and retailer in some of New York’s most respected establishments, personally oversees the wine programs at Dell’Anima and L’Artusi. A huge fan of Lini and Lambrusco, he didn’t hesitate in adding Labrusca Bianco to both restaurants’ wine lists. Now Joe has helped introduce Lini’s Lambrusco to over two million Today viewers nationwide!

Alicia Lini in Men’s Vogue

May 19, 2008

Alicia Lini is featured in this month’s issue of Men’s Vogue! In the June/July edition of the men’s style bible, noted author and wine enthusiast Lawrence Osborne profiles the Lini brand and in particular Alicia — the international face of Lini and its fourth-generation Lambrusco producer. He fondly recalls a dinner held in Lini’s honor at Centovini back in March and gushes over Alicia’s movie star appeal, indeed likening the young producer to Sophia Loren. Osborne also assesses the phenomenal success of Lini’s Lambruscos and their vital role in resurrecting the socially tarnished variety, helping erase memories of the “ghastly party plonk” consumed by millions of Americans in the late ’70s. Says Lini: “It took us ten years to make people realize we didn’t make that awful stuff.” For Osborne the turnaround in trends is complete. “In the past couple of years, [Lambrusco’s] image has undergone a surprising revolution,” he notes. “The sugary spritzer of our summery youth has become a dry, elegant dinner wine of our middle age.”

To read Lawrence Osborne’s article in full click here.

The June/July issue of Men’s Vogue is available at newsstands now!

What the press is saying about Lini Lambrusco

April 19, 2008

Vino’s range of Lini Lambruscos created a sensation upon their release last summer, and have continued to receive overwhelming praise from New York’s local media:

“Rare Lini Lambruscos have landed” >>>

“Lambruscos bubble up with bold entries” >>>

“Not your Grandmother’s Lambrusco” >>>

“Not So Fast: Don’t Dismiss Lambruscos” >>>

“Wine for the First Day of Summer” >>>

“Making Lambrusco Wine”: Alicia Lini on The Leonard Lopate Show >>>

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