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“A good spot to check out wines to buy”

Enoteca Principessa
Ranked #10 of 35 things to do in Bellagio
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San Diego
Level 6 Contributor
507 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“A good spot to check out wines to buy”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We visited this shop to check out some red wine available to take home with us.
Although they have a system to taste different wines with the purchase of a card
to try some varieties, we were disappointed that the selection was limited. With all
the hundreds of bottles in the shop, we were able to taste about 6 to 8. Some of the
options were out of order or not available. The concept is nice but it would be great
to sample more labels and make a good selection of favorites to purchase. The
staff in the store was quite helpful with information about the different wines so we
learned a bit during our visit. I would recommend a stop if you want to try a few
tastes, but probably better off to try different wines while dining in the area to find
a perfect vino to take home.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank DMHappyTravel
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“You have to love the proprietor of this place.”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

He will let you taste before you buy. He will give you a lesson on any wine subject you seek. He will teach you, dazzle you, and take care of you. And the prices are right. When is going shopping ever an experience? When you shop for wine at Principessa!

Visited August 2013
2 Thank GeraldWW2
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wine Tasting”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went here to taste wine--- they have a HUGE selection and they ship internationally. The man working was very friendly and knowledgeable!

Visited August 2013
Thank Taylor S
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Florence, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great selection and service”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a great wine shop in Bellagio! They not only have a great selection of bottles to buy (as well as some liquors), but you can also purchase a tasting by the “taste”! In other words, you can choose to just taste a couple wines, or however many you wish from the tasting dispensers they have.

We had the best service here from a nice young guy! I never got his name, but my husband and I walked in one day and he gave us the run down on how to use the tasting dispensers. He was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction for which wines we might like. He was very patient with us as well as friendly and helpful.

We ended up buying a bottle (to take home) that we loved from our tasting, and I also asked him to help us choose an inexpensive bottle that we could purchase for drinking on our hotel’s rooftop terrace during our stay in Bellagio. That was no problem, he quickly picked out a 12 euro bottle for us to enjoy (we loved it!).

We went in a couple days later to buy another of the 12 euro bottle and he remembered us and wanted to know if we liked the wine!

Great service, great selection, and also bottles in all price ranges.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank PalmettoGirl96
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Chappaqua, New York
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Friendly, Economical, Fun Way To Explore Italian Wines”
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This enoteca has a set of dispensers that allow you to purchase and taste a number wines. All wines are fresh because the system uses nitrogen to backfill the space in the bottle, and your charge card tracks the wines you have tasted. Very nice system that I've seen in Tuscany and the US but didn't expect to see in Bellagio.

In addition the owner was very helpful and knowledgeable, helping us select and understand the nuances of each wine.

It's easy to ship wines if you find one you like, but no pressure to buy.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank CRSabol
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