When you walk through Rome it is best to put aside the idea of pub to discover wine bars. In Rome wine bars may have different styles and one of the qualities they have is that if you try a good wine, you have the option to buy a bottle and take it home.
This wine bar open since 1983 has a rustic style and it's located in the centre of Rome. Here you can see the best wines of Italy and some foreign covering the walls, the owners have made efforts to promote natural wines and affordable prices. They have 800 different wine brands for sale, mostly Italian and French.
2. Il Piccolo, Via del Governo Vecchio 74:
This is a small wine bar with seating for 16 people maximum in winter, but in the warm months they place tables on the street. It has remained a family business for 4 generations, they have a happy hour and offer buffet style food.
3. Vino al vino, Via dei Serpenti 19:
Located in near the forum, they offer a wide variety of terroir wines and its walls have different wine choices. Poached eggs have excellent reputation.
The Roscioli restaurant, located just around the corner from Forno, has a luxurious style. Although called restaurant, it also serves as bakery and wine tasting club. They serve “spumanti” to accompany every meal, and offer wine sales and tastings led by sommelier Alessandro Pepe.
At Casa Bleve you can enjoy wine choices you would not find elsewhere. It has a stained glass roof worthy of admiration and it was created in the early 1970s. It combines the best food and wine in Rome.
This regional “enoteca” was created to promote the history, traditional producers, a selection of wines from the best wineries and culinary wonders of Lazio. The menu changes with the seasons and they also sell local products to take away.
At this wine bar near the Colosseum you can enjoy the predominantly wooden decoration with bottles on high shelves. It works as a restaurant, where you can see a blackboard with the daily menu, and at the same time it is a wine bar with a counter at the entrance.
Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2011 is a , a red wine with Veronese DO made with rondinella and sangiovese of 2011.
Cusumano Benuara 2012 is a red wine from the Sicily DO which blend contains syrah and nero D'Avola of 2012 and 14º of alcohol strength.
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