Signor Tony is turning 50 today! BIG DAY! Happy Birthday Dad!
My time in Milan is coming to and end, and I thought I would share my favorite wine spots with you guys.
I think my absolute favorite spot i N’Ombra de vin, both because it was a great selection of wine but also because of the atmosphere. Really a fun place to spend time. And they have a good selection of Altare and Marengo!
Recently, I discovered a new place: Bottega del Vino, and I the wine list as so good that it took me 20 minutes to decide which wine to get. Amazing, really!
Another good spot is Signorvino, but unlike the others, I only go here to buy wine. They also have a restaurant but I am not a huge fan… But the selection of wine in the store is great! You find many Vietti wines here.
Last but not least is Peck. I have never tried their restaurants (they have a few) but the Enoteca is amazing. Huge selection, some really good producers, and the actual place is really cool.
What are some of your favorite spots?
Happy Birthday to Norway and all my Norwegians. Last year I was in NYC on this day hanging out at a wine fair with Mauro Veglio and Daniela. This year I am at school in Milan… But to those of you who are celebrating, enjoy!
It’s not a secret that one of my favorite places in Oslo is Cru. And I come here as often as I can, which is hard now that I live in Italy. But I stopped by here while I am on break. And it was amazing as always!
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!
I will just share one photo for now from the wonderful weekend I just spent in Barolo. The weekend was filled with good wine, tasty food, amazing people and horrible weather! But for me the weather doesn’t play a huge role, especially with so many incredible people surrounding me.
The photo is from my Birthday dinner on Friday with my winemaker friends. You can spot Silvia Altare and Gigi, Giuliano and Stefania Corino, Nadia Curto and her husband Davide, Jenny Battaglino and Marco Marengo, my friends from Norway and my brother Ask. Quite a group of people! Not pictured is Fabio Burlotto and Chiara Boschis. I am so grateful that so many wonderful people wanted to share in my birthday celebration!
I have actually only seen one of these; Barolo Boys The Movie. Which ones do you recommend?
If you didn’t know, I am currently enrolled in a master program at Politecnico di Milano. I have a group project, and luckily for me the subject is wine. If you have 3 minutes, would you mind taking this survey?
Thank you in advance!