Veeno – Press Coverage



Wine café chain to donate all profits to Italian earthquake fund

Veeno, the Italian Wine Café is donating all of its profits from one day of trading to aid those affected by the recent Italian earthquake disaster. Today, (September 6), profits from the sales in each of Veeno’s eight cafés and online will be sent to Rotaract Rieti – an Italian branch of Rotary International – in order to provide immediate support.

Wine bars to donate profits to help Italian earthquake victims

Wine bar group Veeno is to donate all profits on Tuesday September 6 towards providing vital aid to those caught up in the Italian earthquake disaster. Veeno will be partnering with a branch of Rotary International in Rieti in Italy to deliver much-needed essentials to those affected by the devastation in Amatrice and the surrounding area.

Italian wine cafe could open up in vacant Golden Square shopping centre premises

AN Italian wine cafe could open up in the former home of the Officers Club in Golden Square shopping centre. A planning application has been submitted to alter the change of use of the vacant site from retail to flexible use for retail and a drinking establishment.

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Veeno – Drop4Drop

Veeno Introducing our newest partner – Veeno! Veeno are an Italian Wine Cafe chain, currently in 5 UK cities and expanding to almost 10 by the end of 2016. They also make and sell family produced Sicilian wines. Veeno’s newest product is their Bio Wine.

Italian wine bar Veeno steps up national ambition

26th February, 2016 by Arabella Mileham The Italian aperitivo-style bar is broadening its base outside its core Midlands heartland and eyeing up a national roll out as it opens up bars in Bristol, Edinburgh and Harrogate in the next five months.

Italian wine café Veeno set to open three new bars

The team behind Italian wine café group Veeno are set to open a further three venues around the UK in the coming months. After opening five sites over the past two years, directors Andrea Zecchino and Nino Caruso are set to launch more Veeno bars in Bristol, Edinburgh and Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Italy embraces apericena: the student supper

The aperitivo is an old and civilised Italian custom, particularly in the north – a way of rounding off the working day by gathering in a bar for drinks and nibbles before heading home for dinner.


Tapas in Manchester – Creative Tourist

There are a few things that are brilliant about tapas: first, you get to try a whole range of food combinations and flavour – especially if you do it properly and ditch the English reservation about sharing plates with friends – and second, the size of the dishes means that you don’t sink your stomach.

Skinny Prosecco – the guilt-free fizz – reveals more stockists in Manchester

Skinny Prosecco sent the internet into a frenzy when it launched, promising a glass of fizz that won’t make your waistline go pop. After its launch at members-only bar Club Brass at Hotel Gotham, prosecco fans of Manchester have been waiting for a public bar to serve the guilt-free fizz.

The best Italian food in Manchester – according to TripAdvisor

The Pasta Factory serves the best Italian food in Manchester – according to the public at least. Located on Shudehill, the restaurant is the best in the city for Italian cuisine according to ratings on TripAdvisor, the comprehensive travel guide website.

The 49 start-ups to keep your eye on

Across all sectors, we come across promising businesses on a daily basis. So here, we celebrate the innovation and courage involved with getting a firm off the ground with a list of the top start-ups we are tipping to make it big in the city region in the coming years….in no particular order, we should add.

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Developer plans to ‘completely redevelop’ Commercial Union House opposite Manchester Town Hall

Wine cafe outfit Veeno reveals ambitious expansion plans

Veeno, the city centre Italian wine cafe, is aiming to serve up 80 sites in the next four years. Launched in Manchester by Nino Caruso and business partner Andrea Zecchino in 2013, the pair have gone onto open sites in Leeds, York and Liverpool and Nottingham.

Crowdcube Alum Italian Wine Cafe Veeno Turns to Funding Tree With a Mission to Raise £150,000 for Seven New Cafe Locations – Crowdfund Insider

Going a different direction when it comes to its latest funding round, Crowdcube alum and Italian Wine Cafe, Veeninvest Ltd. (trading as Veeno) has launched a Funding Tree campaign to raise £150,000 for seven new locations. Veeno is described as a chain of premium Italian wine bars offering family-produced Sicilian wines and Spuntini – Italian appetisers for sharing.

Preview: Big Indie Wine Fest at Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2014

Vinos of all varieties will be flowing as the Big Indie Wine Fest returns to the Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Independent wine merchants from across the north west will be sharing their favourite tipples at New Century House on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 September.

Veeno to serve up 10 new venues

The entrepreneurs behind Veeno, the city centre Italian wine cafe, have revealed plans to launch 10 new venues as it raises investment via crowdfunding. Nino Caruso, who launched Manchester-based Veeno with business partner Andrea Zecchino last November, said they want to replicate the success of their Albert Square venue in other parts of the UK.


Vino and Spuntini at Veeno Leeds: Restaurant Review

I’d been dying to try out Aperitalia at Veeno in Leeds for weeks. I came across it while browsing randomly on the internet, as I am wont to do. Aperitalia is a special evening of wine tasting, selecting a region of Italy and showcasing two wines and a selection of spuntini (appetisers) which pair well with them.

Bar review: Veeno, Leeds city centre

FOR anyone who’s ever been out in Leeds, you’ll know the city centre isn’t exactly short of bars. But that hasn’t stopped a brand new wine bar from opening up in the heart of the city. Just a stone’s throw from the ever-busy strip of bars on Call Lane, Veeno has set up shop just along from Distrikt on Duncan Street.


York wine cafe donates day’s profits to Italian earthquake rescuers

A YORK wine cafe donated profits from its trading on Tuesday to the battle to help victims of the recent Italian earthquake. Veeno in Piccadilly, one of eight such bars across the country, is partnering with a branch of Rotary International to deliver much-needed essentials to those affected by the devastation in Amatrice and the surrounding area.

16 food & drink venues that have opened in York in the past 18 months

YORK’S food and drink sector is booming. Across the city, new cafes, bars, restaurants and shops are springing up every month. A recent report has confirmed that York’s bar and restaurant scene is among the fastest-growing in the UK. Here’s a quick remidner of 16 new food and drink venues that have opened in the city in the past 18 months.

Food Review – Veeno

A recent trip to Rome introduced me to the Italian tradition of aperitivo. It’s a ritual of post-work and pre-dinner drinking and nibbling. You pick your tipple – perhaps a prosecco, a limoncello or an Aperol spritz – and nibble on a selection of meats, cheeses, bread and so on.

New Italian wine cafe opens in York

A NEW Italian wine cafe is set to open in York next week following a £50,000 investment that will create up to ten new jobs. Veeno is opening its doors in Piccadilly this evening after being launched by Nino Caruso and Andrea Zecchino.


Castle Street eatery to hold Italy fundraiser

Castle Street eatery to hold Italy fundraiser An Italian eatery on Castle Street has announced a special fundraiser to help deliver vital aid to those affected by the recent Italian earthquake. Veeno, which has branches across the UK, will be donating all of tomorrow’s (6 September) profits to an organisation working on the ground in Rieti – an area hard hit by the quake.

Veeno, The Italian Wine Café To Donate All Profits To The Italian Earthquake Fund

On Tuesday 6th September, Veeno the Italian Wine Café will be donating all of its profits towards providing vital aid to those caught up in the Italian earthquake disaster. Veeno will be partnering with a branch of Rotary International in Rieti, Italy in order to deliver much-needed essentials to those affected by the devastation.

Veeno Italian Earthquake Fundraiser | ThIS Liverpool App Events

Veeno Italian Earthquake Fundraiser | ThIS Liverpool App Events

Event review: Hen party wine tasting & murder mystery dinner in Liverpool

The big event: Hen party What they wanted: Murder mystery, wine tasting, dinner Where: Liverpool Having crossed the M62 border between Manchester and Merseyside, manned by the usual entourage of armed guards and people selling knock-off football shirts, I happily headed to Liverpool to meet my hens for an evening for wine, good food and laughter.

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AperItalia at Veeno Liverpool | Just Add Ginger

After we attended the launch of Veeno’s new menu there was no doubt in our minds that we would soon return. However, we didn’t realise it would be so soon, until an invite popped up on my Twitter feed for one of Veeno’s AperItalia Guest Wine Tasting evenings.

Italian wine cafe Veeno opens on Liverpool’s Castle Street

The opening of Liverpool’s new Italian wine cafe Veeno saw more than 300 guests turn out to sample the venue’s Sicilian wines. Guests were treated to a selection of 24 wines and prosecco produced on co-owner Nino Caruso’s family vineyard as the business opened on Castle Street in Liverpool city centre on Thursday.

11 things to look out for in Liverpool city centre this week

There’s always something going on in Liverpool city centre, from colourful cultural events to workmen taking on the latest development project. So much so, sometimes it can be easy to miss what’s happening around you. Whether you are partying, shopping, living or commuting into the city centre this week, here’s a handy guide of things worth keeping an eye out for.

Be one of the first to experience Liverpool city centre’s new wine cafe Veeno

Italian wine cafe Veeno is offering an early taste of what’s on the menu of its new Liverpool venue. Foodies and wine lovers will be able to get a first glimpse inside on August 13, with complimentary tickets on offer for the city centre cafe.

11 new bars and restaurants opening in Liverpool

Food and drink writer Jade Wright looks at the new bars and restaurants getting ready to welcome Liverpool customers. One of Liverpool’s best loved bar and restaurant sites is to get a new lease of life when Neighbourhood takes over the lease.

Will Veeno be coming to Liverpool?

Liverpool city centre could see the arrival of ‘wine cafe’ firm Veeno as the company looks to open on Castle Street. Hoping to add its Sicilian wine menu to the growing list of specialist bars and cafes in the city centre, Veeno has its heart set on what is currently Brook Street employment agency.


Veeno wine cafe coming to Nottingham

An empty building in the city centre – the first home of award-winning deli Delilah – is being transformed into an Italian wine cafe. The property, in Middle Pavement, has stood empty for three years after the business moved to bigger premises in Victoria Street.

Where can you get Skinny Prosecco in Nottingham?

Singer Ellie Goulding is partial to a glass of the guilt-free fizz which has half the sugar of normal Prosecco. Now diners at Nottingham’s Zizzi restaurant will be able to enjoy Skinny Prosecco…

Nottingham wine cafe Veeno supports Italian earthquake fund

The Nottingham branch of Italian wine cafe Veeno will be donating all its profits next Tuesday to the Italian earthquake fund. Money from sales of wine, cheese and charcuterie, both in the cafe and online will help to provide vital aid to those caught up in the disaster in central Italy which claimed the lives of nearly 300 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Wine, gin, beer and foraging – it’s all happening in Nottinghamshire

It’s been a great year for Nottinghamshire for foodies so far with the likes of Bar Iberico and Stonebaked Pizza Co. opening in the last month and the promise of burger bar Griddle and Shake coming in November. This summer saw two food festivals and a beer and cider festival…

Staycation in Nottingham

Our staycation continues. I’ve already given you the round up of some of the exciting things we got up to in Leicestershire and now here are a few more ideas if you’re struggling to keep the family entertained in the last throes of the summer holidays!

Which restaurant is No.1 in Nottinghamshire?

New challengers vied for the right to be named the best restaurant in Nottinghamshire – but at the end of a long judging process the top award went to a familiar name. Hart’s reclaimed the Nottinghamshire Restaurant of the Year title after landing the top accolade at the region’s most prestigious food and drink showdown.

Nottingham Post Food and Drink Awards 2016: The finalists

The heavy hitters of the restaurant industry are joined by newcomers and quirky left-field entries in the finals of the Nottingham Post’s Food and Drink Awards 2016. Proven quality and surprise packages are represented in the shortlists for each of the 11 categories of the awards.

​12 of the cleanest – and best – places to eat in Nottingham

When you head out for a meal you want to know two things – that the food’s going to be good, and that you’re not going to suffer for it the next morning. So here’s a list of the places to eat in…

An A-Z guide of entries in the Nottingham Post’s 2016 Food and Drink Awards

From cool pubs to cosy bars and exotic flavours to quirky tearooms, we’ve had an overwhelming response to this year’s Nottingham Post Food and Drink Awards. Here’s our A-Z guide to just some of the entries. So far we’ve had more than 2,000 nominations reflecting the diversity of places to eat and drink, both in the city centre and length and breadth of Notts.

Drink wine for a chance to win a holiday to Sicily

Nottingham’s Italian wine cafe Veeno is giving customers a chance to explore 20 of the country’s wine regions. Twice a month customers will be served two glasses of wine from areas such as Toscana and Puglia and fizz from Prosecco, together with a selection of authentic Italian nibbles, known as spuntini.

Wine bar Veeno brings dash of Italian culture to Nottingham

Veeno has brought a slice of Italian wine bar culture to Nottingham. LYNETTE PINCHESS reports Selecting wine can daunting when you’re not a connoisseur. But Nottingham’s new Italian wine cafe Veeno isn’t out to confound customers. It has made the menu simple with nicknames such as Our Best Seller, Our Smoothest, Our Fruitiest and the Elegant.

Veeno: The Italian Wine Café

Already having opened four wine café’s across the country, Veeno’s opening party in Nottingham was a clear success. The bar overspilling with clientele, everyone was eager to get a taste of the company’s originally sourced wine from their family vineyard in Sicily.


We’re Backing Bristol: Bristol’s Shopping Offer

It has long been said that we are a nation of shopaholics. With a vibrant city centre boasting 500 stores, an out-of-town retail hub at Cribbs Causeway attracting customers from across the West, and a plethora of independent retailers gracing the likes of St.

Fancy a glass of wine after work?

Veeno is a rapidly expanding chain of Italian wine cafes, which opened its sixth store on Bristol’s redeveloped Temple Quay last week, a short hop from Temple Meads station. Launched in Manchester in 2013 by enterprising young Italians Nino Caruso and Andrea Zecchino, the Veeno concept was inspired by ‘aperitivo’ – the ritual of drinking wine or cocktails after work and nibbling ‘spuntini’ platters of Italian meats and cheeses.

Wine bar Veeno opens near Temple Meads

Don’t call Veeno a wine bar. Now open on Glass Wharf underneath the offices of Burges Salmon, its publicity people want it to be known as a

Wine café concept Veeno expands into Bristol | Eat Out Magazine

Veeno, the Italian wine café concept, has secured a new site in Bristol’s Temple Quay, due to open next month.

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Perfect for wine lovers and pre- or post-wedding get-togethers, the new Veeno wine cafe in Bristol will be a sure fire hit with brides-to-be and her best gals.


Bar review: Veeno, Station Parade, Harrogate

If you don’t know your Chardonnays from your Zinfandels then you could do far worse than walk into a wine bar like this one in Harrogate, with an open mind and a keen palate. A new addition to the spa town’s thriving food and drink scene, Veeno is one of only a handful of bars locally that is dedicated to wine.

Harrogate’s new dining out complex 90% full up – developers

The biggest thing to hit dining out for years in Harrogate is marching swiftly on. Harrogate’s landmark leisure development, featuring a five-screen Everyman cinema, is nearing completion and set to open 90% let this autumn. The £10 million scheme, developed by Harrogate-based regeneration specialists 4Urban, has already seen the opening of six food and drink operators in Cau, YO!

Veeno Italian Wine Cafe confirmed for former Beales department store

Veeno, the Italian Wine Cafe will open its seventh store in Harrogate on Thursday, June 2. The cafe will be another addition to the new £10m restaurant and cinema complex at the former Beales department store. The Veeno concept was launched by two Italian friends, Nino and Andrea, after meeting in Manchester in 2013.

Italian wine café to open on Station Parade in Harrogate – Harrogate Informer

Please support what we do and share Following launches in Manchester, Leeds, York, Liverpool, Nottingham and most recently in Bristol, Veeno will open on Station Parade, Harrogate. The Italian Wine Café is set to open its seventh store in the town, creating up to 15 new jobs.


Capital diners encouraged to try something new with the launch of the third Edinburgh Restaurant Festival – Scotsman Food & Drink

Neil Forbes, Head Chef of Café St Honore, Mike Caldwell, Business Development Manager at Veeno, Leigh Farmer, General Manager at CAU and Leanne Robertson, Sous Chef at CAU. Picture: EdinEvents The capital is currently enjoying a surge of new restaurant openings, and has more restaurants per head of population than any other city in the UK.

Edinburgh set for new wine cafe

A NEW “wine cafe” is set to open in the city centre, creating around 20 jobs. Nino Caruso and Andrea Zecchino, the owners of Veeno in Rose Street, said the venture would offer wines sourced from their family vineyard in Sicily, as well as social events and tastings.

Five things you need to know today Edinburgh!

The National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes estate in Musselburgh will be hosting another animal-focused event on Saturday 23 July, with a Pony Show. This comes hot on the heels of the charity’s popular dog show which took place last weekend.

Veeno opens in Edinburgh as part of rapid expansion plan

The duo behind Italian wine cafe chain Veeno are planning to bring Italian Aperitivo to Edinburgh with their eighth new opening. Veeno Edinburgh is due to open its doors on Rose Street, pairing Sicilian wine with Italian meats and cheeses and creating up to 20 new jobs.

Veeno Italian Wine Cafe for Edinburgh

Andrea Zecchino and Nino Caruso the duo behind Italian wine cafe brand Veeno, have announced plans to open in Edinburgh. The cafe, will as the other five do, champion the Italian Aperitivo culture which focuses on gatherings with friends and […]