Favorite Wine Spots in Milan

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!


N’Ombra de Vin

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?


Milan Food Week

So, apparently there is Milan Food Week starting on Thursday! And what is Milan Food Week? I am not completely sure, but there seems to be food involved. And according to their website (which unfortunately is only in Italian) there  are a few events around town.


It’s an 8 day event starting May 4th. There is a sort of “headquarters” at Spazio Bergognone 26, where there should be quite a few things to do and see. And you can sign up for different events on their website: http://www.milanofoodweek.com/


Mercato Del Suffragio


So one good thing about moving to Milano is there is an abundance of wine and good Italian food. And I have many friends that give good tips. This was one of them. Mercato del Suffragio. Here you will find four corners with delicious fresh food. You can sit down and eat, buy “take away” or just buy the fresh ingredients.


One corner has freshly baked bread, pizza, foccacia and coffee. The second corner has fresh fruits and vegetables, juices and salads. Third corner has fish and seafood. And fourth corner, my favorite, has cheese, salumi and wine. You can pick from each of the corners and sit down and enjoy the meal there, or take the meal home. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff is very  friendly and the food is very good! I am definitely coming back here. Especially for the Ice Cream.


It was Daniela, the wife of Mauro Veglio, that told me about this place. They know the owner, Willy, who is very nice! His real passion is Ice Cream, and he let me try some. The nocciola is to die for! The brand is Cool, and their idea is to make natural ice cream with fresh ingredients. They even have ice cream without Lactose for those who are intolerant.




Wine of the Week

IMG_6577Freisa Bartolo Mascarello

Wine: Langhe Freisa

Producer: Bartolo Mascarello

Region/Appellation: Italy, Barolo

Grape varieties: Freisa

Vintage: 2013

Eye: opaque, purple crimson hue

Nose: raspberry, cherry, red fruit, tea

Mouth: fruit, some yeast, slightly fizzy



Price point: $23

Available at Vinmonopolet: NO

Wine of the Week

Vietti La Crena 2011



Wine: La Crena

Producer: Vietti

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Barbera

Vintage: 2011


Eye: Rich ruby purple color

Nose: Raspberry, cherry, some vanilla and spices

Mouth: dark fruits, balanced acidity



Price Point: $40

Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes

Wine of the Week

IMG_6573Langhe Nebbiolo Bartolo Mascarello


Wine: Langhe Nebbiolo

Producer: Bartolo Mascarello

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2012

Eye: Deep ruby color

Nose:  Mineral, rose, sweet red fruit

Mouth: Medium body, fresh fruit,



Price Point: $47

Available at Vinmonopolet:  Yes

#tbt Cinqueterre

About 5 years ago I was on a family vacation in Portovenere and we happened to be there at the same time as Elio Altare. My dad was able to organize a tour of the vineyards and the small winery Elio has in Cinqueterre. This was my first wine experience ever.

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Elio Altare, my brother Ask and me in Cinqueterre

Elio took us into the vineyards along the cliffs of Cinqueterre. The terrain was rough, very steep and there is not really any equipment that can move up and down the hills so everything has to be carried, even the grapes during the harvest.