Category Archives: Italian Wine

The Rimessa Roscioli Wine Club

bottles of wine in wooden box with handles

Roscioli is a pretty well-known name around Rome so it should be no surprise that Rimessa Roscioli is something special. The restaurant and wine bar hosts one of the best wine tasting experiences in the city. However, even when you can’t be in Rome, you can still stay connected (and have an incredible home tasting […]

Wine Concept: Italian Wine Bar by Rome’s Colosseum

Wine Concept is a little refuge near the Colosseum. The wine bar is an easy mix of classic and modern that can be hard to achieve. Glossy white tables, a wrap around bar and red touches make it feel thoroughly updated. But the low lighting, curved stone ceiling and simple tile floors are throwbacks to […]

How to Make A Wine Cork Wreath

I have been in Rome for 6 years. One of the first Italian words I ever learned was “corkscrew.” I recently rounded up the best wine bars in Rome. All of this to set the stage so that you understand: I. Drink. Wine. And for the last 6 years, I have also saved all of […]

Pirlo: Brescia’s Apertivo Cocktail

In Brescia, I kept seeing signs for pirlo. Stuck between trains, we popped into a bar and I couldn’t resist it any longer. Ordering a pirlo, I learned that it is Brescia’s version of the spritz. Located in Lombardy, but bordering Veneto, Venice’s famous drink has been adopted in Brescia. It is best enjoyed in […]

Il Goccetto: Rome’s Coziest Wine Bar

Living most of my life in Southern California, I never really experienced what people like to call “winter.” I remember being so jealous of people who could actually wear pea coats. Pea coats were the cutest! Since moving to Rome and acquiring my own winter accessories arsenal, I get it. Winter is cold. All those […]

Well, That’s a First

I’ll admit that I’ve broken plenty of corks. But I’ve never broken the corkscrew: I was momentarily stumped. Luckily, I remembered I bought a pair of pliers at Ikea! (I know, I know I swore I would never go back there). In Italian, “corkscrew” is cavatappi. Cavatappi is one of my favorite Italian words because […]