Medici Ermete
Lambrusco i Quercioli Secco and Dolce NV
Reggiano, Italy
$15 per bottle | $162 per case

If there’s a more perfect food pairing than oysters and Muscadet, it would have to be Lambrusco and, well, anything. Would you expect less from a wine hailing from the same region that gives us Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, and balsamico tradizionale? While cured meats and a chunk of Parmigiano with a dot of great balsamic are arguably the best pairings for Lambrusco—and the ones that’ll make a true believer out of anyone—it is the deep, fresh berry flavors, lifted by a flutter of little bubbles, that turn it into a universal food wine. Whether you opt for the savory, slightly meaty and earthy dry version, or the peachy and rose-laced sweet version, either will disorient you with their deliciousness. - Ryan Stotz, Store Manager, H&F Bottle Shop

AuthorKelley Wisniewski