A wine-tasting business wants to open a location at Denver International Airport, as DIA aims to improve its concessions program.
Vino Volo, a San Francisco-based company with wine-tasting shops in other U.S. airports, said it has been in discussions with DIA, though nothing is definite. Concessions are typically competitively bid.
"We think they have a good concept," said Lisa Torres, who manages concessions at DIA.
Vino Volo opened its first airport shop at Washington's Dulles International in September 2005 and has shops at Seattle-Tacoma, Sacramento, Baltimore/Washington and New York's John F. Kennedy airports.
The company plans to open ``several dozen'' more airport stores in the next five years. The 1,000- to 2,000- square-foot stores sell wines from around the world in tastes and tasting flights, by the glass and by the bottle.
New place to drink between flights lands at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Projected to open throughout 2012, the new concessions are expected to generate approximately $14.6 million in annual revenue
But passengers think concessions need work, survey shows.