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What makes a great Italian wine bar?


Nowadays, there are many wine bars. There are natural wine bars, French wine bars and Champagne bars— the list can go on. What separates them from the best? Is it the ambiance, the food, or the wine program? Is it the ability of fostering a sense community or belonging?

Danielle Callegari and Jeff Porter, Wine Enthusiast’s Italian wine reviewers and writers at large, were on a mission to find out. Camilla Bellini is the owner and operator of Enoteca Bellini in Florence.

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In this episode, Bellini discusses the impact her parents had on her business; her experience as a woman in the wine industry; Italian hospitality; the relationship between Italy and Champagne; how she created her wine program; and why she feels it’s important for everyone to feel welcome in her space.

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Jacy Topps, Jeff Porter, Camilla Bellini, Danielle Callegari 


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