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Wine Enthusiast’s Top 10 Wine Destinations of 2013

Wine Enthusiast’s Top 10 Wine Destinations of 2013

Another attempt at writing again after a long hiatus, you all know how that goes. Check out this post from CNN with some stunning visuals (my fav is Rioja, Spain).

All that being said, these trips are all rather expensive for my travel budget. Look out for an upcoming post about my mini Virginia Wine country vacation; I did one of those Groupon Getaways for 2 days on the cheap and had some great wine experiences.

Vino Volo: An Airport Bar Remix

Before departing on my current trip to LA, I found myself in Dulles International Airport with an hour and a half to kill before my flight. As I stepped off the escalator and and began my quest for a drank establishment in Terminal B, I found everything I ever wanted in an airport bar.

 

An oasis of wine and sophistication

The Vino Volo wine room was an oasis of sophisticated beauty, the perfect escape if you felt a little violated during new airport security procedures (I found the whole process rather unexciting, but I digress). The bar area was clean and the staff was friendly, helpful, and informed; all of which make a huge difference in any wine tasting experience. I decided to take one of the wine “flights,” a tasting experience with three different wines centered around a similar theme. Based on my destination, I chose the California Reds ($10 for three tasting sized portions) and enjoyed each of them thoroughly.

Vino Volo Wine Flight

There was also a “tapas” style menu with a variety of gourmet style foods to pair with your wine selections. Being on my current Mediterranean kick inspired by my parent’s recent trip to Spain, I went for the Olives ($4) and Artisan cured meats ($7 small plate) and I was pleasantly surprised by both.

Vino Volo in Dulles was quite the wine experience and I would highly recommend everyone to stop by on their next journey, provided the D.C. traffic leaves you with any time for some light fare before your journey. For novice and experienced wine drinkers, this is a great place to get your buzz on before takeoff.