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Florence, Italy: Le Volpi e L'Uva Wine Bar

Updated on July 17, 2016

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Ricardo (L) and Ciro (R)

Ciro Visits Our Table in the Outdoor Seating Area

Remember Aesop's Fable?

The tale is about a very hungry fox that came upon several bunches of juicy grapes, but try as he might, he could not reach them. So what did he do? He tried to talk himself out of desiring the grapes by claiming that they were unripe and sour...How silly!

Had the fox known about Le Volpi e L'Uva he could have had better than mere grapes, he could have had wine .

This little gem of a wine bar is just over the Ponte Vecchio and nestled in a quiet piazza by Santa Felicita church (the famous Vasari corridor runs along the church's facade).

The owners (or Volpi- Foxes) Ciro, Ricardo and Emilio are wine experts and can advise you on which wines to try according to your taste preferences (Ciro and Ricardo are sommeliers and Emilio is an oenologist).

Since 1992, they have been serving vintages from all over the world: Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand, etc. Each bottle is carefully selected and they tend to focus on lesser-known wines that are not mass produced. Many of these boutique wines tend to be higher in quality and reasonable in price.

In addition to having taken advanced wine courses, Ciro attended a school in Paris to teach wine appreciation. Mini classes lasting from a few hours to a few days are offered on premises for individuals or small groups who wish to learn about wine or sharpen their existing knowledge and skills.

Bottles of wine range between 20,00 - 48,00 euros (reds) and 20,00 - 28,00 euros (whites). Wine by the glass ranges between 4,00 - 8,00 euros. They also offer snacks like cheese, deli meats and crostini, but no meals like pasta or meats. This is strictly a place for a glass of wine, a snack and a chat.

There is a historical quote on their menu that absolutely delighted me:
"Ma soprattuto nel buon vino ho fede e credo che sia salvo chi gli crede." (Luigi Pulci 1432-1484) Translation: "But above all in good wine I have faith and believe that those who believe in it shall be saved." As always, thank you for reading!

Le Volpi e L'Uva
Piazza dei Rossi, 1
Firenze

C. De Melo
Author & Artist
www.cdemelo.com

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