Duane McLaughlin

What's the Best Wine You Can Drink in Rome?

Explore Rome's top wines and the best spots to savor them.

A glass of fine wine with Rome's skyline in the background

When in Rome, as they say, do as the Romans do – and that means sipping on some of the finest wines Italy has to offer. Hi, Duane McLaughlin here, and I'm excited to share with you the best wines you can enjoy in the Eternal City.

Rome is not just about historical landmarks; it's a paradise for wine lovers. The city's wine bars and enotecas are treasure troves of both well-known and obscure Italian wines. Here’s a rundown of what I consider the crème de la crème of Roman wines.

1. Frascati Superiore

A classic Roman wine, Frascati Superiore is a crisp, dry white that's perfect for a hot summer day. Best enjoyed in a shady piazza, this wine is a staple in Roman dining.

2. Cesanese del Piglio

For red wine aficionados, Cesanese del Piglio is a hidden gem. This ruby-red wine, with its bold yet smooth flavor, pairs wonderfully with hearty Roman dishes.

3. Montefalco Sagrantino

This robust red from nearby Umbria is becoming increasingly popular in Rome. Its intense flavors and tannins make it an excellent accompaniment to meat dishes.

4. Cannellino di Frascati

If you have a sweet tooth, Cannellino di Frascati is the wine for you. This dessert wine, with its honeyed notes, is the perfect way to end a Roman feast.

These wines offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Italian winemaking. And the best part? You can find them in the quaint wine bars tucked away in Rome's cobblestoned alleys. Cheers to Rome and its exquisite wines!