Classy Airport Drinkin’

Memories of drinking in airports take me back to Chicago’s O’Hare, and dingy, smoky bars with a newspaper-theme and hot dogs under a heat lamp. My, how things have changed.

All dark leather chairs and soothing, sterile white, Vino Volo, in SeaTac’s Central Terminal, has wines light years beyond the Gallos and Columbia Crests of the world. I enjoyed a nice bone-dry French rosé and a glass of bubbles (a dangerously refreshing, all-Chardonnay French sparkler). I also appreciated the informative coasters with information about the wine:

In addition to sipping wine at the bar, Vino Volo also sells full bottles to go. In fact, everything you try there is available for purchase. Since Vino Volo is past the security checkpoints, you can buy a bottle to bring with you on your flight. (But you do have to wait until you get to your destination to uncork it.) The selection is, naturally, Washington-heavy, but I was able to spot some impressive Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone selections. (I am a bit of a Francophile when it comes to wine.)

4 Comments so far

  1. Peter (peter) on August 26th, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    Interesting! Is that in the "Pacific Marketplace" food court, with the big windows, or somewhere else?

  2. jameson on August 26th, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

    Here’s a link that shows the location:

  3. larryb on August 27th, 2008 @ 7:35 am

    I’ve stopped in there several times to pick up a bottle of wine I can legally carry on to a plane, making holiday visits much easier.

  4. CeRo (cero) on August 27th, 2008 @ 9:07 am

    Awesome. I’ve been curious about that place forever.

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