Thursday, 24 January 2013

Wine tasting in and around Rome

Our current Rome wine tours visit towns in the Castelli Romani region south of Rome, Castelgandolfo, and the crater lake and forests of Albano. We also offer cheese and wine tastings in Rome city centre "enoteche" too.

Each enoteca has a sommelier, typically qualified from the Association of Italian Sommeliers (AIS) based at the Rome Cavalieri Hilton, which overlooks the city from the summit of Monte Mario hill.

Many bar and restaurant owners in Rome describe their premises as being an "enoteca", when in fact, where they work cannot even be called "bottiglieria", a term rarely used these days which means "seller of wine" (any wine). An enoteca works directly with local vineyards, and specializes in their produce. The enoteche we include in our wine tours of Rome offer tastings and a thorough explanation of Castelli Romani wine.

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