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Jul 6, 2016

HMSHost Offers Convenience to Wine-Loving Airport Travelers with Precept Wine’s West Side Wine Co. Canned Wine

BETHESDA, MD – Travelers can now enjoy sipping on canned wine in many major airports as global restaurateur HMSHost moves forward with presenting this popular, fast-growing segment in its airport restaurants. The new product label is called West Side Wine Co. and was developed by Precept Wine’s Grape & Grain innovation division. Being ever-focused on innovation, HMSHost partnered with Precept Wine and Whole Foods Market together to roll out this new offering to modern and aware bases of consumers.

“Our team of innovators at HMSHost are always eager to lead and be early adopters of exciting food and beverage trends, which is why we were thrilled at the opportunity to work with Grape & Grain and Whole Foods Market on the West Side canned wine project,” said HMSHost Senior Director of Adult Beverage Doug Draper. “Going through an airport often presents a great chance to enjoy a taste of wine, and with West Side Wine Co.’s canned wine, our guests who are in a rush but still want to have that experience now have a convenient opportunity to do just that.”

The West Side Wine Co.’s canned wine line-up features California appellation wine in popular Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay varieties. Cans are 250ml – just about a glass and a half – and the packaging is modern and clean and easily enjoyed in the airport environment.

“We are so pleased to bring the experience of West Side Wine Co. to travelers looking for a way to enjoy wine as part of their journey and are truly pleased to partner with HMSHost at airport locations throughout the U.S.,” said Precept Wine Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Alex Evans. “It is a pleasure to work with an organization that prioritizes innovative and memorable experiences for the consumer.”

HMSHost currently offers West Side Wine Co. canned wine in roughly 20 restaurants in airports across North America including Bubbles in San Diego International Airport, The Local in McCarran International Airport, and Blu20 in Los Angeles International Airport. HMSHost plans to continue expanding the canned wine offering to other applicable locations.

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe and at more than 80 travel plazas in North America. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move.