Lots of useful suggestions about traditional and trendy wineries for a one-of-a-kind tasting experience: from Where Milan’s reporter Carolina Scuri.
LA CANTINA DI FRANCO – Open daily around the clock, it offers all the great classics. You can also taste wines by the glass, shop and dine in at one of its tables (Fiera/Marghera district).
Via R.Sanzio, 16
T: +39 02 43983048
CANTINE ISOLA – An unusual venue where wine and poetry are celebrated in tandem. One of the first places to offer wine tastings and also one of the few that imports German (it offers a selection of lables from 77 exceptional vintners) and Cypriot wines. On offer everyday are great aperitivi featuring some of the best wines in the world. Open Tues-Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-2pm/4pm-10pm. Closed on Mon.
Via Paolo Sarpi, 30
M2-M5 Garibaldi FS
T: +39 02 3315249
ENOTECA COTTI – A “not-to-be-missed” address for wine lovers. Opened in 1952, this is one of the best stocked wine bars in the city. Enter an old-world atmosphere, boasting impressively stocked shelves and an extraordinary selection of wines and spirits.
Via Solferino, 42
T: +39 02 29001096
ENOTECA ENO CLUB – A comprehensive knowledge of wine and impeccable, friendly service: Enoteca Eno Club, in Porta Romana, is on hand to offer you appropriate suggestions about their extensive wine list boasting up to 4,000 labels.
Via Friuli, 15
M3 Porta Romana
T: +39 02 55182421
MOSCATELLI – “Real connoisseurs discover secrets” is the motto used to define this time-honoured venue. A welcoming wine bar in Brera where courtesy and professionalism are still the order of the day. Its staff are on-hand to offer you advice about its fab cocktails and astute selection of wines accompanied by tantalizing appetizers.
Corso Garibaldi, 93
T: +39 02 6554602
PECK – At this high-class delicatessen, for years an authentic temple of Milanese taste, you will find the best of Italian excellence. The search for quality is Peck’s primary aim, achieved through a careful selection of products from all over the world with more than 3,000 labels including wines, distillates and rare magnums that enrich the emporium’s offer of whites, reds, rosés, Italian and French sparkling wines.
Via Spadari, 9
M1-M3 Duomo, M1 Cordusio
T: +39 02 8023161
RADRIZZANI DROGHERIA ENOTECA – An historic grocery in Porta Venezia district which, though resembling a minimarket from the outside, is actually a fabulously well-stocked wine shop, offering much lower prices than most venues of the same caliber.
Viale Piave, 20
M1 Porta Venezia
T: +39 02 76023119
ENOTECA RONCHI – Since 1865 Ronchi offers an ever increasing selection of wines, liqueurs and distillates from Italy and all the world. The authentic enological rarities are the fruit of a great passion and a careful search.
Via San Vincenzo, 12
T: +39 02 89402627
SIGNORVINO – Located just a few metres from the Duomo, at this wholly Italian establishment wine takes centre stage. On the first floor, a well-stocked wine store offers a selection of more than 1,000 wines produced entirely in Italy. Taste them while nibbling on an array of delectable gastronomic specialities and enjoying a breathtaking view over the spires of the Duomo.
Piazza Duomo corner of corso Vittorio Emanuele, 42
T: +39 02 89092539
VINICOLA ROTONDI – Located in the Isola district, this multi-award-winning Milanese wine bar offers a great selection of superb Italian and international labels: wines, liqueurs, sparkling wines, champagne, grappas and distillates but also digestifs, rum and several of the world’s top whiskies.
Piazzale Lagosta, 2
T: +39 02 66804652