Vino Volo, Airport Wine Bars Take Flight
The tradition of getting a drink at the airport is long established but the rise of upscale winebars at airports is a relatively new phenomenon. The Wine Enthusiast rounds up a couple of the wine bar options at airports around the U.S. Leading the pack is the winningly named Vino Volo (from Italian for wine flight). Vino Volo has a chain of wine shops located beyond the security point so that flyers can purchase bottles to take on the plane. The company has wine bars in JFK airport in New York, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sacramento International Airport, and Washington, DC's Dulles International Airport and plans as many as 50 stores over the next five years.
Vino Volo serves wines by the glass or in tasting flights and poured are also available for purchase by the bottle to take with them or have shipped to their home (depending on sate law). Vino Volo also offers a wine club. The wine bars also serve light food which can also be packed up for flight.