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Frescobaldi Opens Wine Bar at Rome Airport

Ryan Isaac
Posted: November 9, 1999

A delayed flight might not be so bad for wine lovers stuck at Rome's Fiumicino Airport, where Marchesi de Frescobaldi has opened its first enoteca. The wine shop and bar offers Frescobaldi's Tuscan estate bottlings, wines from other Italian producers and a variety of Italian food.

After developing the idea over the past two years, the project became possible because the airport was recently privatized, according to Tiziana Frescobaldi, the winery's director of communications. "The reason we opened up the enoteca in Fiumicino is because we believe that airports will become  great shopping centers and that many people will thus be able to become familiar and appreciate our wines while waiting for their flight."

The wines are available by the glass or the bottle, and per-bottle rices range from as low as $6 up to $100 for Luce, the joint venture between Frescobaldi and California's Robert Mondavi Winery. While drinking, patrons can enjoy Italian specialties like salami, fresh mozzarella and other cheeses such as Parmigiano and pecorino.

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