We’ve all wondered when the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport would finally get a snooty wine bar, right? How many of us wish we could eat cured olives, Marcona almonds or chickpea & chorizo chili instead of lousy Sbarro’s pizza while waiting to fly to Atlanta? Of course, no one has ever had those thoughts.
Well, maybe everyone except Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca.
According to Broward Commission visitors logs, folks from “Vino Volo” met with LaMarca on Thursday morning. Vino Volo “aims to revolutionize how people experience wine. Each store is a comfortable post-security retreat for air travelers, combining a cozy wine lounge, restaurant, and boutique wine shop. Vino Volo (derived from “wine flight” in Italian) offers wines from around the world by the glass, in tasting flights, and by the bottle for guests to take home or have shipped.” Vino Volo is not your average airport food court inhabitant. Vino Volo features a “sophisticated design and inviting leather lounge chairs create an inviting wine country atmosphere while creatively adapting its mix of wine bar, gourmet plates, and retail wine and gifts for each location. In addition, Vino Volo offers a Wine Club for enthusiasts who delight in specially selected hard-to-find wines to arrive in their homes monthly or quarterly.”
Oh my, how fancy!
Vino Volo met with other commissioners last February. Perhaps they realized LaMarca is quite the fancy wine aficionado. Last March, a local blog posted a picture of LaMarca’s license plate holder which reads “life is a cabernet.”