- Publish Date: Nov 1, 2010
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Time to kill between flights? If you're in Dallas, visit the airport winery.
Only four games in, and the World Series between the Giants and the Rangers has seen heart-racing moments aplenty. We're sure that fans of both teams would agree that the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport experience can be as stressful as watching your team play for a championship. But if you’re one of the lucky few flocking to Texas to watch game five tonight, we know just the place to relax: La Bodega Winery.
With locations in terminals A and D, La Bodega is the country's first bonded winery at a major airport. It's a sister operation of La Buena Vida Vineyards in Grapevine, Tex. (also right near Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport), and is mostly a wine bar. The majority of the selections are Texas wines, but a portion of the list is dedicated to bottles from other corners of the world. Wines are available in taste portions, by the glass and by the bottle.
The business has been going strong since it opened in 1995, when owner Gina Puente-Brancato converted part of her family's newsstand and a United Airlines utility closet into what's now La Bodega. Along with Vino Volos at several of the nation's airports, layovers aren't sounding so bad anymore.
Of course, sipping some wine to pass the time between flights is one thing. Sipping some wine to cushion the blow of a World Series loss--on top of a flight delay--is another thing entirely. But it seems as though La Bodega can calm the nerves of Giants and Rangers fans alike.
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