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Lambrusco Day: on June 21st we toast with Emilian bubbles – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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On the summer solstice the Lambrusco Protection Consortium prepares to celebrate. On June 21st the Before Italian edition of the “World Lambrusco Day” which will take place in Matera: a location of unique beauty, which stands out for the combination of culture, history and identity. The event, which counts on the Sponsored by the Municipality and Province of Matera, the Basilicata Region and Enoteca Lucanawill consist of several moments spread over two days: 21 and 22 June.

June 21st: Lambrusco is social

Throughout the day June 21st and in the days immediately following, wine lovers and enthusiasts from all over the world will be able to share your toasts based on Lambrusco wines through social media using the hashtag #wld_lambrusco and mentioning the official profile of the Consorzio Tutela Lambrusco on Instagram (@consorziolambrusco). The Consortium will be happy to relaunch the contents on its channel, with the aim of animating social media with the joy, energy and colors of Lambrusco.

June 22: open tasting

The A tasting will be held on June 22nd open to the public upon registration, in the history Malvinni Malvezzi Palace. Starting at 9.30am and until 12.30pm enthusiasts and operators will be able to taste the over 70 Lambrusco wines on offer and get to know the sixteen producers from Modena and Reggio Emilia who will personally participate in the event, each with their own stall. From the most popular sparkling wines to refermented in the bottle, from the Martinotti Method to the Classic Method sparkling wines, those present will be able to have an overview of all the interpretations that the Lambrusco universe offers on the market today. To complete the program, there will be the opportunity to taste the Parmesan Cheesea leading protagonist of Emilian agri-food, offered in different seasonings.

Also scheduled during the tasting stand is the masterclassesThe colors of Lambrusco”, edited by Filippo Bartolotta – wine educator and author of Italian and international sector magazines.

World Lambrusco Day” is an important event for our Consortium, an opportunity that will allow us year after year to take our bubbles around Italy and the world”, explains Claudio Biondi, President of the Lambrusco Protection Consortium. “For 2024 we have chosen a one-of-a-kind city: Matera. The event will attract a varied audience of enthusiasts, press and sector operators who, thanks to a program full of in-depth information, will be able to discover our denominations, get to know the producers present at the event and taste the different expressions of Lambrusco, understanding their characteristics”.

“The territory remains a central point in our promotional strategies, but we believe it is important for a wine as widespread as Lambrusco to leave its regional and provincial borders to meet its public where this public lives, tastes and chooses the wines to bring on the table” he adds Giacomo Savorini, Director of the Lambrusco Protection Consortium. “Many of the people who get to know our wines in this way often then plan visits to Emilia to delve deeper into the themes and wineries that have most impressed them.”

Republic Day: the tricolor menu – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Republic Day: the tricolor menu

There Republic Day is important for the history of our country: it reminds us every year that with the institutional referendum of June 2, 1946 the Italians have chosen the future of Italy. An event not to be forgotten and which we can also celebrate at the table. After all, for us Italians the table means history, culture, tradition, conviviality and – above all – love. All characteristics that allowed us to send the dossier to the UNESCO building in Paris for the candidacy of Italian cuisine as an intangible heritage of humanity, in fact.

What is celebrated on June 2nd in Italy?

June 2, 1946 marks Italy’s transition from a monarchical to a republican political system. Through an institutional referendum, Italians were called to vote for or against the monarchy, after 85 years of reign of the dynasty of Savoy – of which 20 were from the fascist dictatorship, which the royals had supported. Very recently released from Second World War with all the horrors that unfortunately we know well, Italians choose to move on and place their trust in the new government. The institutional referendum called on 2 June 1946 ended with the choice to create a real one Italian republic – definitely an excellent reason to become a national holiday.

Yet, it happened that in 1977 Republic Day was suspended to save money due to the economic crisis, In short. Fortunately, the national holiday was reintroduced in 2001 by the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

The tricolor menu

Not on purpose, the Italian flag is made up of three colors which lend themselves well to culinary interpretations. Our tricolor is often translated into basil, mozzarella and tomato – the ingredients we most often find in traditional cuisine. Do we want to try together to come up with some nice, tasty and fun ideas to cheer up this Friday 2 June 2023 and celebrate Republic Day properly at the table? Here’s your next one tricolor menu in 20 recipes from appetizer to dessert.

Vintage Mother’s Day: the menu from 70 years ago – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Vintage Mother's Day: the menu from 70 years ago

At the center of the magazine, a page is entirely dedicated to this celebration. Here is the full text:

Abroad, and specifically in America, the initiative has arisen to dedicate one day a year to mothers.
Among the many celebrations, we can be certain that this one will never go away, and that nothing that will be said, written or done in honor of the mother will be neither undeserved nor excessive. To define the summit of the feeling of affection, of self-sacrifice, of strength in sacrifice, the adjective “maternal” is used: no altruistic impulse has the tenacity and strength of that which comes from the mother’s heart.
In the exhibitionist tendency of current life, everything is flaunted: and the prize goes to those who best know how to present themselves in the limelight. The work, the fervor, the struggle of the mother on behalf of her creatures remains obscure: and it is work, struggle, incessant overcoming, which shows nothing, asks nothing, not even recognition, and very often escapes even the attention of others even more immediate. It is a natural law, in human-to-human relationships, that everyone believes they give more than they receive, or at least everyone is always aware of how much they give: only the mother escapes this condition, since she gives unconsciously: and perhaps this is the characteristic more salient than maternal love: the mother’s ego merges with that of her creatures.
The celebratory day – which falls on the second Sunday of May – is intended to be a a call to reflection for the very large ranks of carefree youth who daily receives the blessing of this affection, benefits from it far and wide, lives and grows facilitated by this light, and only too late, generally, does she recognize its full value.
Mazzini, speaking of the family, finds expressions that seem very happy to us to describe maternal affection: «… it has within itself an element of good rare to find elsewhere, duration… it spreads around it slowly, unnoticed; and lasting, like the ivy around the plant: it follows you from hour to hour: it silently identifies itself with your life.
You often do not discern it, since it is part of you: but when you lose it you feel as if something intimate, something necessary for living were missing: … the supreme comfort, the calm, the calm of the wave of the lake, the calm of the sleep of trust, of the sleep that the child sleeps on the mother’s breast”; «…a reflection on the individual of Providence who watches over humanity.
And the mother’s affection is truly the matrix of men’s lives. Childhood, adolescence, studies, difficulties, struggle, adaptation: stage by stage it took place because it was facilitated (sometimes exclusively made possible) by the mother, who worked in the most varied ways to help her his creature along the way, both materially and morally: and among other means with that intuition, with that psychological knowledge of one’s child that only the mother possesses (because understanding, which is the most productive means for living and for making people live , and is so rare among men, it is inherent, with exceptions, in this sacred bond: the understanding that sees the less good and provides, sees the better and uses it to spur and overcome). Then men, having become adults, and in turn caught up in the mechanism of existence, overlook what they have received, even though filial veneration remains in each of them throughout their lives.
It is precisely similar observations that inspired the Americans to take this initiative: which we hope will become international.
On May 9th, all the children will try to show their gratitude to their mother.
On this day they will make efforts to overcome their laziness, their liveliness, their indiscipline; they will try to be materially useful at home, they will do their utmost to save their mother a bit of trouble: it is understood that this small attempt – although implemented with practical intent – has symbolic value: since to repay their debt to their mother, the children, that day, they should transform: however the sacrifice of one day will make you understand a little the sacrifices that the mother makes every day: to her then, the diligence of the children will appear a hundred times more appreciable, because what comes from her daughters is always unexpected, and amplified by optimistic maternal tenderness.
If this appeal comes to grown men, who unfortunately the practical demands of daily life do not allow frequent relationships with their mothers, do not allow them to dwell on considerations and emotional expansions, well: let them take inspiration from this circumstance, and find a moment to make themselves present to their old lady: the old men are silent, they remain spectators of other people’s lives: but in mothers the affection is always vibrant and passionate and they must not be denied the ineffable joy of feeling remembered, considered and loved.

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