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Wine in Rome

22 Aug

We drink wine at our house. A lot of wine. One of the many blessings of living in Italy is the availability of high-quality, low-cost wine.  On a

Our sommelier Maurizio opens a special bottle. Photo by Michael Horne, Dall'Uva.

Our sommelier Maurizio opens a special bottle. Photo by Michael Horne, Dall’Uva.

monthly basis, we spend a mere fraction of what we used to spend in the States. Wine and coffee: both are better here; both are cheaper here.  We used to have a $50.00/week Starbucks tab. Now that’s about what we spend on wine. Good wine. Better than Two-Buck-Chuck. But I digress….

When our friend Michael came to Rome he suggested a wine tasting and class at Vino Roma. Since Michael is a connoisseur, sommelier, and importer of Italian wines, we figured Vino Roma must be something very special. Michael has the opportunity to try a lot of wines in his business. Why would he pay for a class?

Vino Roma is special. For those confused by Italian wines, a class here may bring clarity. For those of you who are expert in Italian wines, you might just find something new to love. Or if house guests are looking for something out of the heat (or the cold in the coming months) and cannot stand another art museum or church, a class at VR will be a pleasant change of pace.

Maurizio shares wine and knowledge with two young Americans. Photo by Michael Horne.

Maurizio shares wine and knowledge with two young Americans. Photo by Michael Horne.

We arrived one hot July night a little before 17:00 and were welcomed by Maurizio into the cool, minimalist space and a table set for 10. Maurizio selected 6 wines from 6 different regions in Italy and proceeded to take us through a tasting of 3 whites and 3 reds.

The conversation with people from diverse backgrounds was delightful. Tastings are in English, by the way. There were people who knew a lot about wine and people who were just learning. Two young women from the U.S. were at their first tasting ever, and a couple from Germany knew their way around some wines. And then there was Michael, the ringer. We had a great time and learned a few things about Italian wine.

All you need to know is on the Vino Roma website. Go and enjoy!

Photo by Michael Horne.

Photo by Michael Horne.

Photo by Michael Horne.

Photo by Michael Horne.

Photo by Michael Horne.

Photo by Michael Horne.

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4 Responses to “Wine in Rome”

  1. dalluva August 24, 2013 at 11:10 #

    Ciao Laurel — there’s nothing like tasting vino in the Eternal City, and Maurizio is a gracious host. We had a great time tasting with you and Ric. Stay cool, and see you again soon.

    Ciao
    Michael

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  2. Sharon August 22, 2013 at 21:42 #

    I LOVE that discriminating look on your face! You are beautiful!!!

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    • gooddayrome August 23, 2013 at 04:00 #

      HHhmmmm, not sure if it’s a discriminating or slightly buzzed look.

      On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM, gooddayrome

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  3. Nigel August 22, 2013 at 20:42 #

    That looks like great fun — and you get to learn and make friends too. It looks like you were enjoying yourself.

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