A Sommelier's wine secrets
Did you miss your fight to Los Angles (LAX)? Inclement weather strand you at Chicago O’Hare (ORD)? How about that 4-hour layover in Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)? Why not turn these unplanned, unforeseen and potentially unpleasant circumstances into an opportunity to visit the closest airport wine bar? There, you can discover a new favorite wine while enjoying beautifully paired tapas or light fare. Sinking back into a comfortable, welcoming wine bar will make the worst travel situation tolerable, if not somewhat enjoyable. Historically, most international airports have had an excess of fast-food restaurants, coffee kiosks and seedy lounges, but during the past few years, more and more airports have introduced wine bars that offer quality wine selections. The most impressive wine bar network is VinoVolo Wine Bar and Café which has 28 airport locations within North America including New York (JFK), Dallas (DFW), Boston (BOS), Washington Dulles (IAD) and San Francisco (SFO). Beaudevin, another airport wine bar chain with locations in Chicago (ORD), Charlottesville, NC (CLT), San Diego (SAN) and Miami (MIA), offers an array of wine flights and food offerings to suit the needs of any traveler. In the next few months, while planning your upcoming holiday travel, make sure you verify your flight information, TSA Pre-Check status and most importantly, the location of the closes airport wine bar. Nothing beats tasting a flight before taking a flight.