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“Informative and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vino Roma

Vino Roma
Ranked #4 of 62 Classes & Workshops in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A wine experience like no other! Wine is an important part of Italian culture. At VinoRoma wine tastings/seminars we give you the key to understanding Italian wines and your taste so you can continue exploring on your own, too. Not intimidating, stuffy or confusing - a lot of fun and very insightful! Nice side effect: you will learn a lot about food, too!Drink wine. Not too much. Mostly Italian.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Portland, Oregon
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108 reviews
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“Informative and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2008

If you're at all interested in Italian wines, don't miss Vino Roma. Although I took the bus to get there, it's walkable from most areas of the city. Hande creates a warm atmosphere and made it comfortable for me, traveling solo.

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“Intimate, low key, informative wine tasting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2008

If you value learning about wine in an intimate and very personal setting, from an accredited and very personable sommlier, in an Roman apartment next to the Tiber, near the Mausoleum of Augustus, then Vinoroma is for you! Hande is erudite about wine and adjusts her information to your level of interest and experience. She selects 7 or 8 different wines, prepares a printed guide to their characteristics and disusses each one. Over the ensuing 2 plus hours you get to taste, compare and talk about each one, ending by "working with" the one or two you most liked. We were there with 2 others from Alaska (around the Sara Palin time!) and the ensuing discussions were full of inside info and lots of great talk about wine, politics and life. Just what an evening in Rome should be! It was both "local" and "international" at the same time, the best of what travel has to offer, and with great wine too! We are very much looking forward to our return to Rome, and to Vinoroma.

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London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A definite highlight of our trip to Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2008

An excellent, relaxed couple of hours were spent in the capable hands of Hande, an expert sommelier and the perfect tutor/host of this intimate seminar-style event. My partner and I joined another 7 people for a introduction to wine tasting with a focus on Italian wines. The specific session was tailored on the day to suit the group's differing but fairly basic knowledge and experience. Beginners were made to feel very welcome but nobody was patronised.

Highly recommended.

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“There is no reason to not try vino roma”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2008

I and three friends recently attended a vino roma wine tasting while in Rome in August. Hande, was the absolute perfect sommelier for the evening, able to adapt to our different levels in wine experience. She made booking the event totally easy, and was a divine hostess. If you are extremely experienced with wine, she is right there with you....and if you are a total beginner she is also perfect. If you don't care about wine at all, this is still a different and incredibly enjoyable way to spend an evening in the eternal city. Everyone should try!

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Rome, Italy
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“wow, really a different wine tasting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2008

Ok, we had read the reviews from the other tripadvisor members, but this is really very good.

We have done something like this in Paris a couple of years ago but liked this one a lot better. Hande, the sommelier, is really a very nice person and she has a way of "injecting" her immense knowledge and passion into your head without you even realizing you are learning something. You just sit in this beautiful, cool (sooo important in Rome in the summer, believe me!) room (almost worth the money only to see it!), and drink great wines you didn't even know existed. Or you thought you didn't like them! In our group were 3 "I drink only red" persons (another plus: it seems like only very nice people go to Hande!) and in the end all were like "where can I buy this white wine, I love it!"

People, if you drink wine you have to visit this wine tasting. Now we can go into our wine shop and actually say some intelligible sentences about the kind of wine we would like to have. And: This is nothing like the California wine rooms, a totally new experience!

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