Hurricane Sandy delays Vino Volo launch
November 10, 2012 by Sarah
The first Vino Volo to be located outside an airport has had to delay its launch party due to disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy. The wine bar was due to open November 9 in Bethesda Maryland but had to postpone the opening to November 16. Store merchandize which was due to be delivered in time for the grand launch party was delayed by complications due to the storm, meaning that local flyer printing services will possibly promote the change of opening date.
The very first Vino Volo was opened in 2005 inside Dulles Airport, expanding to 18 wine bars located in airports around the US. The stores sell wine by the glass or bottle, in addition to wine flights – three types of wine to taste. Vino Volo also provides stylish and upmarket dining.
The manager of the Bethesda wine bar, Tristan Kindy, says that customers had repeatedly asked for a wine bar which was not set in an airport. The interior of the new store has a rustic style, covering 2,500 square feet and seating for 96 customers. To help customers feel that they are in wine country, fronts of wine crates have been used to create a 3D sculpture, while videos and pictures of wineries will be shown on the big screen rather than sports.
A party room will be available at the new location for parties and get-togethers, where guests can sample some of the finest wines from around the world, many of which are from smaller family-run establishments, together with the extended airport menu.