Enoteca Il Piccolo: 40 Years of Wine, Food and Conviviality in Rome

Once upon a time, forty years ago, a small enoteca was born at number 74 Via del Governo Vecchio. Enoteca Il Piccolo became a cradle of conviviality at the Parione, the historical sixth district of Rome. The position is perfect for passersby, especially the curious tourists for its proximity to Piazza Navona and Campo de’Fiori.…

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On Top of the World at Masi Wine Bar Cortina: Dolomites, Italy

Masi Wine Bar Cortina. It’s a different world up there. At an altitude of 1,778 meters high on the terrace of Col Drusciè, enveloped by the Dolomites, one of the most fascinating mountain ranges in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this particular wine bar is a little paradise on top of the…

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Puntarella Rossa Wine Club’s Initiative to Support Wine Bars in Rome, Italy

As the Covid-19 silently destroys everything in its path, the economic situation in Italy is grossly affected as well. While the whole country is in lockdown the past weeks and everyone is confined indoors, bright ideas come about on how to help jump-start the paralyzed remunerative activities when the doors finally open and the businesses…

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Diamoci un Taglio: A Wine Tasting in Rome of Italian Monovarietal Wines

On 7 May 2019, the presentation to the press and preview of the event Diamoci un Taglio, Beviamoli in Purezza (Let’s Cut It. Let’s Drink it in Purity) took place in the newly-opened wine bar Matière Bar-à-Vìn. A preview of the wines that will be present in the event were provided by Raffaele Troisi of…

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Magazzino Scipioni: A Tasting Journey of Fine Synergy of Wine and Kitchen

There are a number of good reasons why Magazzino Scipioni is the right place for a gustatory quest in Rome. The location is just a stone’s throw away from the Vatican Museum, wine racks are filled with more than a hundred interesting  labels from France and Italy (and perhaps a few from other wine producing…

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Cocktails at Ostuni’s Ancient Alley: Riccardo Caffè in Puglia, Italy

The cobblestone alleys of Ostuni, the ancient White City of Puglia, reverberate with life in summer as the restaurants and bars take over the little corners of the narrow streets with tables, chairs and bean bags. With the backdrop of white walls and cobblestones, the colors spilled all over the town create a unique and…

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Brylla Wine Bar in Rome, Italy

A place to drink well, to have ample choices and to feel at home. Brylla is the place where I would like to stay, declares Marcella Capaldo, a passionate winelover, sommelier and proprietress of Brylla Wine Bar. After my first, second and countless visits to Brylla, I agree with Marcella. When I want to try…

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Enoteca Bulzoni in Rome, Italy

When years pass and the succeeding generations go on, things shift to a wider horizon. From 1929, the wine and oil shop of Emidio Bulzoni has seen years of success. From Emidio to his son Sergio and now to the third generation of the family, grandsons Alessandro and Riccardo Bulzoni, the original Vini e Oli…

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