Vino Volo Brings Wine Country to the AIRMALL® at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

-- Airport Wine Bar Operator Opens 28th Location --

Aug 01, 2013, 15:22 ET from AIRMALL USA

SAN FRANCISCO and CLEVELAND, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vino Volo has spread its wings and has landed in the Ohio market.  AIRMALL® USA, the developer of the leading airport concessions model in North America, is proud to welcome Vino Volo's innovative wine bar concept to the AIRMALL at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).  Travelers in search of a great glass of wine and a tasty bite before their flight can now visit Vino Volo, which is adjacent to gate B2.

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"Our goal is to offer Cleveland passengers a relaxing, comfortable environment where they can experience wine country and enjoy exceptional wines while waiting for their flight," said Doug Tomlinson, Founder and CEO of Vino Volo.  "Discovering unique, often hard-to-find wines is our passion, and we look forward to introducing our guests to great global and local wine regions, including the Ohio River Valley."

"These days, people are often looking for a quiet place that offers a break from the hectic pace associated with traveling," added Tina LaForte, vice president of AIRMALL Cleveland.  "At AIRMALL, we're excited that Vino Volo is joining the line-up of an already award-winning concessions program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  Wine lovers are sure to appreciate Vino Volo's extensive selection of wines from around the world.  We encourage travelers to unwind with a glass of wine and a selection of small plates before their next flight."

Vino Volo (derived from "wine flight" in Italian) is a trusted wine authority that combines a cozy wine lounge, restaurant, tasting bar and boutique wine shop under one roof.  Founded in 2005, Vino Volo revolutionizes how people experience wine by making the tasting experience approachable and educational.  Guests have the opportunity to taste hand-selected wines from around the world by the glass, in tasting flights, or by the bottle to either take home or have shipped.  The food menu offers small plates to pair with wines, such as smoked salmon rolls and a brie and prosciutto sandwich.

"Passengers at CLE have come to expect high-quality dining options since the airport began its transformation of the concessions program five years ago," said Airport Director Ricky Smith.  "Vino Volo brings something unique to the terminal, and we're certain it'll become a passenger favorite in no time."

Vino Volo owns and operates 28 locations at 19 airports across North America and one city store in Bethesda, MD.  The latest addition at CLE follows in the footsteps of a location at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), which opened in May.  The company's presence in the Ohio/Tri-State area will continue to grow when a Vino Volo opens at Port Columbus Airport (CMH) in late 2013.

Vino Volo has won 25 Airport Revenue News awards, including the "Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service" seven years in a row.

A project of AIRMALL USA, the AIRMALL at CLE officially opened in July 2010.  The 76,000-square-foot concessions program features 59 distinct units. 

About Vino Volo
Vino Volo establishments combine an upscale wine lounge, restaurant and boutique wine shop under one roof, and are primarily located in airports across the country.  Vino Volo (derived from "wine flight" in Italian) is a trusted wine authority that makes wine approachable, offering hand-selected wines from around the world by the glass, in tasting flights and by the bottle for customers to take home or have shipped.  Recently, Vino Volo was named the Best Airport Wine Bar at the 2nd Airport Food & Beverage awards.  Follow Vino Volo on Facebook ( and Twitter @vinovolo.

AIRMALL® USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport (Terminals B and E), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  The leading airport concessions model in North America, AIRMALL USA continues to boast the highest per-passenger spend on the continent and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service.  For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit

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Jeff Donaldson