About Passione Vino
Passione Vino is the wine bar and shop of the eponymous importer. They describe themselves as 110% Italian and they’re not wrong. It’s possibly the most colourful and unique drink-in wine shop in town, with bottles of exclusively imported Italian gems from the north to the south and everything in between. Situated in the long time fashionable, creative and now tech hub that is Shoreditch, they are passione by name and by nature. The décor is firmly of the ‘more is more’ school and all the better for it.
The space is small but tall - a whole building operation – with a private room downstairs for tastings and overspill and a stylish wine lounge space on the first floor. It’s the best place in town to deep dive into everything real Italian wine has to offer in the most unpretentious and gregarious fashion. A glass of Malibran’s Ancestrale Prosecco to start, then move to skin contact from Friuli, traditional Lambrusco or something sun-drenched and Sicilian before bottles of Brunello and Barolo. A short menu of charcuterie, cheese, home made pasta and more is inspired by Luca’s home region of Veneto. If this place doesn’t get you guzzling Italian wine with abandon - and taking home as many bottles as you can carry - nowhere will.