On the quiet edge of the Naviglio neighbourhood I accidentally stumbled across Vinoir while jogging and decided to pop in, at first just because of the beautiful, well-crafted interior design visible from outside. Gianluca Ladu, wine genius & owner, gave me a warm welcome and got me hooked in 3 minutes. Why? He’s a great story-teller and really passionate about spreading the culture of good wine, its producers and the way it is made. Thus, at Vinoir there are no commercial, big brands on offer. On the contrary, this is the place to go for everybody looking for high-end bio-dynamic & artisanal wines mostly from Italy. Gianluca knows all his wine makers personally and, as a sommelier, has a magic hand for selecting great bottles.
The design-oriented, puristic & sophisticated shop-cum-bar provides a lovely atmosphere for browsing what to buy, learning a lot about wine in a very relaxed, fascinating way or drinking a good glass after work. In a nutshell, Vinoir is an outstanding & harmonious combination of form and essence. Not showing off, just convincing through quality and experience. Apart from wine, Vinoir offers little delicacies to eat and a small very interesting selection of books about everything wine, but also architecture & photography.
The best occasion to experience this enological laboratory is during one of the degustations taking place regularly. Out-of-the-box wine selection, super-tasty finger food & the opportunity to hear the producers share their passion for the wine in one’s glass. In Milan, Vinoir is the one-stop-shop for wine connoisseurs.