Libation of the month: Lini 910 Labrusca Rosso
Where to find it: Swigg Real Wine Craft Beer & Spirits
1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington | 427-9444
Any time you’re looking for a wine recommendation for a special occasion or a cozy night in, North Wilmington’s Swigg Real Wine Craft Beer & Spirits is your destination. The wine and spirits shop in Independence Mall boasts a wide selection and knowledgeable staff under the leadership of owner Dave Govatos. The wine racks and shelves are aesthetically pleasing with contemporary décor, making the shopping experience feel like a visit to a vineyard’s chic boutique.
Recently, I was looking for a vino to pair perfectly with light springtime picnic fare. Govatos recommended Lini 910 Labrusca Rosso. This deep red sparkling wine is more versatile than its cousin Champagne with notes of crushed raspberries and strawberries, and herbal essence.
“Lini is a great springtime wine, perfect for a picnic packed with silky cheeses and baguette, tomato pie or hearty, crusty sandwiches,” says Govatos. “It’s best chilled, so be sure your basket or bag is insulated.” (Don’t forget about Swigg’s market corner, which will help fill your picnic basket with meats, cheeses and more accompaniments.)