Veeno. Yes, you read that right, I’ve not started with a typo.
It’s a new Italian Wine Cafe that’s opened up in the heart of Leeds (7 Duncan Street), that aims to bring customers the lovely experience of Italian apertivo, in Yorkshire.
They only stock wine from Caruso & Minini – a fourth generation family vineyard in Marsala, Sicily, selling 1,000,000 bottles of wine each year.
|The bar area|
But back to Leeds, sadly far removed from the lush greenery and sunshine of Sicily, but we can still pop into the cafe to have a little taste of Italy.
I was invited to a wine tasting event, although it wasn’t a traditional wine tasting as there were no guidance or notes, so it was more – here, have several glasses of wine – which, you know, is absolutely fine of course. I’d assume that customers would get more of an experience, as the Veeno website advertises a DIY wine tasting with 6 wines for £19.90.
So the evening passed with various blogger-types crammed into Veeno, sampling the following:
White: Terre di Giumara Grecanico – an easy to drink, fairly balanced wine.
Rosé: Sicani Nerello Mascalese Rosato, a little sweet for me, but I’m not a fan of Rosé.
Red:Terre di Giumara Frappato Nerello Mascalaes – a good, full bodied red that paired really well with salami.
|Fellow bloggers Yuna from Stray Arrows and Lucy from Lucy Loves enjoying a glass (or 3) of wine|
I can’t pass comment on the other food I’m afraid, as there were no gluten-free options served. It looked nice though.
|Attendees with the right idea: bag a table, snag a whole platter of food.|
Veeno is a handy place to have in Leeds. Somewhere to pop into for a glass of wine, or a cheeky Apertivo with an Aperol Spritz if the Italian mood takes you.
If you fancy trying it for yourself, Veeno are kindly offering a free glass of Limoncello to my readers when they spend over £20 in the cafe. Just quote ‘Mascalese’ to redeem.