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Wine for Dinner?

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Sunday evening we went to Cul de Sac for wine and a snack. We weren't too hungry after our huge lunch, and this is our favorite wine bar in Rome. We discovered this in 2001, and it was actually our waiter who first introduced us to the Val d'Orcia, by telling us all about his home town of Pienza.

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We literally drank our way through several regions of Italy, beginning in the Veneto with my glass of prosecco, Brad's San Giovese from Emiglia - Romana, over to Piemonte with my Gavi and down to Umbria with Brad's Montefalco Rosso. The evening ended with my Brachetto di Acqui.

Of course we worked up an appetite and had a salami plate and some gorgonzola dolce!

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Our real surprise was when we paid our bill, we asked if we could by bottles "to go". We had selected three bottles, and when the waiter added them up, it was much less than we thought it would be. They give a 20% DISCOUNT if you take it unopened! SCORE! Three bottles of wine for 34 Euro!

Comments (7)

Sheena :

Why do I continue to turture myself by reading your's and Jerry's blogs every day???

In spite of my 'Italy envy' it is great to hear that you are having such a perfect time - but how could you not?

I totally understand that need to cry with hapiness when in Italy.

Sheena

I love Montefalco Rosso. You are making me yearn for Rome, Palma. And for pork since I have been eating vegan for one week and have one week to go! Can you not post any food pictures until next Monday please? :)

SCORE is right! And that salami looks delish.
I laughed out loud at the name of the enoteca. I wish the "Cul de sac" we live on served wine.

nancyhol:

That definitely sounds like my kind of place - lots of wines by the glass and good discounts too!

Sounds like a great ending to a memorable Sunday in Rome!

Sorry Shannon! Did I mention it is 3 Euro a glass?

colleenk:

Oh I love that restaurant! I had the BEST caprese there that I have ever had in Italy! The tomatoes were so sweet they almost tasted like candy.
Great to know about the wines for sale there. They have a wonderful selection. Sounds like you're having a wonderful time in Bella Roma!

sandrac:

Yay Cul de Sac -- I love that place. Such great food and wine, yet totally unpretentious. And cute waiters. Everything a girl could want!

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