Rome: Wine & Spirits Shops

Old May 24th, 2004, 05:22 AM
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Rome: Wine & Spirits Shops

Any rants and raves or good to know info about the ones found below (from TimeOut Rome)?

Anybody have any more to add?


Buccone

Via Ripetta 19-20, Tridente (06 361 2154). Bus 81, 204, 224, 628, 926.
Open 9am-8.30pm Mon-Thur; 9am-midnight Fri, Sat; 10am-5pm Sun. Closed 3wks Aug. Credit AmEx, DC, MC, V.

In a 17th-century palazzo, this enoteca is filled from floor to arched ceiling with wines and spirits, all sub-divided by region - from cheap Valpolicella to Brunello Riserva at over €500.

Costantini

Piazza Cavour 16, Prati (06 321 3210). Bus 34, 49, 87, 280, 926, 990.
Open Shop 4.30-8pm Mon; 9am-1pm, 4.30-8pm Tue-Sat. Wine bar noon-3pm, 6.30pm-midnight Mon-Fri; 6.30pm-midnight Sat. Closed Aug. Credit AmEx, DC, MC, V.

This vast, cavernous cellar contains just about any Italian wine you want, divided by region.

Enoteca al Parlamento

Via dei Prefetti 15, Tridente (06 687 3446 / www.enotecaalparlamento.it). Bus 81, 116, 117, 204, 590, 628, 913, 926.
Open 9am-2pm, 4-8.30pm Mon-Sat. Closed 2wks Aug. Credit AmEx, MC, V.

Hundreds of bottles of spirits and the best Italian wine fill the wooden selves of this warm shop, which also stocks delectable honey, jams, regional specialities and balsamic vinegar. Wine tasting at the counter is accompanied by delicious tartine.


Il Giardino del T輯div>

Via del Boschetto 107, Monti (06 474 6888 / www.ilgiardinodelte.it). Metro Cavour/bus 40, 60, 64, 70, 170, 116T, H.
Open 4-7.30pm Mon; 10.30am-2.30pm, 4-7.30pm Tue-Fri; 10am-1.30pm, 4-7.30pm Sat. Closed Aug. Credit AmEx, MC, V.

Good tea is a rare find in Rome, but don?t despair: this tiny shop stocks teas from all over the world, scented coffee and sugar, and a collection of tea pots, some hand-coloured by a local artist.

Trimani

Via Goito 20, Esquilino (06 446 9661). Metro Termini/bus 75, 86, 92, 217, 360.
Open 8.30am-1.30pm, 3.30-8pm Mon-Sat. Closed 1wk Aug. Credit AmEx,MC, V.

Rome's oldest and best wine shop was founded in 1821 by Francesco Trimani; his descendant Marco now presides. Purchases can be shipped anywhere.

 
Old May 24th, 2004, 05:42 AM
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I'll rant about Buccone - - as I have done here before. For me, it's quite literally a highlight of Rome.

Perhaps a search here on this forum for the other names will yield similar information.

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Two years ago, I went to a number of wine shops in the centro storico looking for a bottle of Sagrantino di Montefalco for the Roman friends I was staying with. I finally found it at an enoteca off Piazza del Parlamento, but I remember a different name.

Having just checked the Pagine gialle, I realize that it is, indeed, the Al Parlamento, except that the other wine shops I had been to had recommended it to me under the name Achilli, which is the owner's name.
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If Buccone is the one on Via del Corso , nr Pza de Popoli, it is a real treat! The staff is very pleasant and knowledgable and it was fun to taste various wines with them. Good prices on hard liquors too! It's an altogether neat place!
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Thanks for the feedback
 
Old May 25th, 2004, 04:46 AM
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Hmmm... I just realized that I said "rant" when I guess the correct verb should be "rave"! I loved the place. Sorry if it wasn't apparent.
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