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Aug 08

Tempranillo from Spain

Actea Tempranillo 2012 was in our very last shipment from Vino Volo. Yes, we chose to give up the wine club for several reasons…at least for now.

Actea Tempranillo is a Vino Volo private label wine produced by the Jorge Ordonez Winery in Spain. According to Vino Volo, Ordonez imports the largest portfolio of Spanish wines to the U.S. This wine comes from central Spain’s historical La Mancha. Tempranillo is, of course, the country’s signature red.

Aromas of cherry and blackberry blend with earthy notes. This medium-bodied selection has bright red fruit flavors, along with a bit of cocoa and hints of herbs. It is mild and smooth with medium tannins and moderate acidity.

Not amazing, but a decent, drinkable wine.

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Jun 27

Vino Volo Welcome Addition to CVG

By: Cresta

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the opening of the new Vino Volo at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. I’m sure this will be a welcome addition for anyone that enjoys trying new wines or for those that just want to relax before a flight.

Vino Volo (derived from “wine flight” in Italian) is part wine lounge, part restaurant and part boutique wine shop, offering a post-security haven for air travelers. The company currently operates 26 stores in 18 U.S. and Canadian airports.

Vino Volo has a great location at CVG, in Concourse B – Center Court. The area is nice and open with lots of windows and natural light…much larger than I expected.

Vino Volo’s wine country atmosphere is stylish and sophisticated, yet relaxing and fun. It offers both the wine rookie and the wine connoisseur a variety of wines from around the world. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Nice bar with plenty of seating, as well as small tables and chairs.
  • A food menu featuring locally produced artisan cheeses, dry cured meats and a signature dish of smoked salmon and crab meat crostini.
  • The ability to purchase wine by the glass, in-tasting “flights”, and wine by the bottle to take with you or have shipped home.
  • Knowledgeable staff that can help guide you through selecting a variety of wines. Nothing pretentious, just casual, down-to-earth tips and advice. Vino Volo invests heavily in training its staff.

Vino Volo also offers a Wine Passport Club for anyone who enjoys receiving hard-to-find wines in their homes monthly or quarterly. My husband and I have been members for several years and we’ve never received the same bottle of wine twice.

Next time you fly, be sure to stop by.



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