Wine and Class Arrive in Chicago at O’Hare

“Call me Bubbles darling everybody does!” – Bubbles Devere

Is anyone here old enough to remember… about 30 years ago, you
would walk into the airport, and there was  MAYBE, 2-3 places to get
some bad awful airport food?  Then, fast food came to airports! 
Followed by Starbucks, which was then followed by big chains. Now
anything your heart desires is at the airport!

Two new wine bars opened over the weekend at the O’Hare airport – Bubbles Wine Bar in Terminal 3 (complete with piano!)   and Beaudevin Wine Bar in Terminal 1.

Both are operated by airport foodservice firm HMSHost.

Travelers can drop by either bar to enjoy fine wines and sparkling
wines, which can be paired with gourmet entrées or small plates.

Beaudevin offers more than 20 red, white and sparkling wines by the glass, bottle or flight, along with small plates .

The Bubbles Wine Bar is in Terminal 3 near Gate H4, and focuses on
sparkling wine and craft beer joined with sushi roll pairings. The bar
chain was first introduced by HMSHost at Schiphol International Airport
in Amsterdam, and has been named by Executive Life magazine as one of
the “chic-est airport bars,” the Department of Aviation said.

Sidenote – Starbucks has started offering beer and wine in select cities
– I am sure it won’t be long for that trend to arrive at the airport.