When I first moved to Milano I asked my wine friends about good places to go in the city. One of the first places on everyone’s lists was N’Ombra de Vin. And for a good reason. For a wine person it’s like dying and going to heaven. The walls are COVERED in wine bottles and guess what?! You can just go along the wall and pick one (if you can’t find something you want on the list). The first night they had Elio’s Dolcetto on the list and I was ecstatic. However the next time I went it was no longer on the list. But I didn’t have to worry; they just went to the Piemonte section and fetched me Elio’s Langhe Nebbiolo instead. And ever since, I just go directly to the wall and find what I want. You have to ask them about the price because it’s not always written, and some may find it a little expensive, but I am always willing to pay a little more for a good bottle of wine.
Another aspect of going to a wine bar in Italy are all the small snacks that accompany the drinks. It obviously varies from place to place, both in quality and quantity, but at N’Ombra de Vin they are very generous with their snacks. Speaking of good service, when I ordered the Larigi they brought Zalto glasses. They appreciate good wines, and want the customers to truly enjoy the wine experience. Many of the employees at N’Ombra de Vin are very passionate about wine, and it’s always a pleasure to chat with them about wine.
So, if you are in the area and looking for a good wine bar, you should go here!