The wine list and the Sommelier of one of the restaurants included in the guide “The best Italian restaurants of the Gambero Rosso” will be awarded “Best Contemporary Wine List” from Villa Sandi.


Best Contemporary Wine List: Enoteca Implicito

What a lovely Italian wine bar and restaurant in Tokyo. The entrance is like that of a classic wine bar, but inside, meticulous Japanese attention to detail and research in the selection of the Italian wines is evident. About twenty wines by the glass are listed, many of them real gems – the owners have a passion for small producers, terroir driven wines and natural wines. Plates of cured meats and cheeses are on hand, and downstairs, guests can sit down for a traditional dinner. A proper Casa del Vino.


Best Contemporary Wine List: Wine Book Cafe

Wine Book Cafe is a lovely Italian wine bar in Seoul, located in the area of Nonhyun-dong in Gangnam. The restaurant is run by a wine book publishing company, The BaromWorks company. The atmosphere is relaxed, easy-going, with a vintage touch and an extensive array of wine books on the walls. The wine program is impressive, with more than 700 labels, the wine list is smart and complete. You may start with a very good value for money wine by the glass and end up with a stellar bottle… Villa Sandi Contemporary Wine List Award 2020.


Best Contemporary Wine List: D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana

Casual, easy-going. Here the atmosphere of the place is lively, energetic, unpretentious. The cucina is focused for every moment of the day, from lunch till mid night. Charcuteries and cheeses display a good standard together with some classic dishes and a crispy style of pizza. Cocktails are well blended, the wine list is essential and very accessible, with a wide range of wines available by the glass offered at a very honest prices for the city. You may go for a refreshing bubble or be in the mood for a proper bottle of Barolo. Villa Sandi Contemporary Wine List Award 2020.


Best Contemporary Wine List: Bigati Bar

Bigati offers a lively, colourful venue with a vibrant atmosphere. Meanwhile, the prices are more than honest considering the wine mark-ups in Russia, the choice is brilliant. There are two wine lists, the first one essential, the second is very deep, with true enthusiast selections: there is research, love for local wines, courageous choices and is consistently strong offer, both Italian and the selection of excellent French bubbles, as well as other pearls from Old Europe. Oysters, bruschetta and the evening starts well. On weekends the place stays open late, even until 4 am, starting with wine by the glass and ending with serious bottles.

St. Petersburg:

Best Contemporary Wine List: Vino di Vino

The wine list of this Italian restaurant truly pays tribute to the name “divine wine”. The restaurant has been showing one of the best Italian wine selections on Russian soil for the last 5 years. There is a wide offer of labels by the glass and remarkable depth and variety, carefully selected, researched and professional approach, just look at the perfect wine serving temperature. The wine accompanies a very wide range of dishes, too, from homemade pasta and desserts. The quality of the offer is matched by very correct prices considering the St. Petersburg standards. The welcome and service are of true Italian origin: warm.

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