Vino e Amici, Wine Shop & Tasting Room

A completely new, unique and relaxing wine...

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Quick Pitch

Renowned sommelier, Jason Meringolo, is bringing his dream of a new wine experience to Loudoun County, Virginia.  Vino e Amici will be a full-service retail merchant of fine wines from around the world, staffed by unpretentious wine experts, and will offer a tasting room experience similar to that of a vineyard.  Vino e Amici will be a warm, comfortable, and inviting environment that will also offer the use of iPad technology to provide extensive details about all the wines in our inventory. Vino e Amici is a family owned and operated business with deep roots in the Northern Virginia community.

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Product/Service Details

**Tasting Room**

Picture this...Bring your friends and make yourself comfortable in one of Vino e Amici’s oversized chairs or couches while enjoying great conversation.  Or, take some “me” time to relax and enjoy a glass of wine while reading from a selection of wine magazines.

If you’d prefer, join us in our bar area and check out our state-of-the-art wine pouring machines. These Enomatic machines will offer a daily selection of 8 red and 8 white wines that are ensured to be at the proper serving temperatures and their flavors preserved as the winemakers intended. 

While Vino e Amici will be geared mostly toward the oenophile (a.k.a. person who likes wine), we will also offer a selection of craft and imported beers.  With over 60 craft breweries located throughout the Commonwealth, a strong emphasis will be placed on this market.

 

**Wine Shop**

In the event you are short on time and are looking to enjoy a drink at home or to buy a gift for someone special, Vino e Amici’s wine shop will be just what you are looking for.  Here we plan to evoke feelings of an Old World wine cellar with dark wood racks and warm lighting.  Vino e Amici will specialize in limited production boutique wines from around the world and will also pay homage to the expanding Virginia wine market.  With over 80 wineries in Northern Virginia alone, Vino e Amici will carry an extensive Virginia wine portfolio.  And, a special “cold room” will display an even rarer collection of wines in order to maintain correct aging temperature and humidity levels.

The Old World will meet the New World with Vino e Amici’s iPad platform.  Guests will be welcome to use our iPads which will be customized to provide detailed tasting notes and vineyard information on every wine housed in the shop.  These iPads will also offer a special wine pairing feature that enables users to search for wines based on flavor profiles or on food they wish to pair with the wine. 

In case you get hungry, a limited small plate tasting menu will be available and will be designed to encourage sharing among friends.  Selections will pay homage to Jason’s Italian family, as many recipes will be those that have been handed down from his grandparents, and all items will be made fresh.

 

Additionally, our wine shop will host events such as tastings, classes, winery promotions, and other celebrations throughout the year.  And, because we believe in giving back and supporting the community that will be supporting us, Vino e Amici looks forward to occasionally partnering with local non-profit organizations to help raise awareness and to donate a portion of certain special event revenues.

How We're Different

Vino e Amici will offer a warm and unpretentious environment that will encourage conversations with the friendly and well trained staff to create a learning environment for less knowledgeable wine consumers.  Vino e Amici will establish a culture where snobbery is “out’ and education is “in” with an unpretentious yet sophisticated staff and environment.  Our goal is to create a warm and inviting feeling that makes the purchase of wine a fun and stress free.

Vino e Amici will be a completely new, unique and relaxing wine experience…. At Vino e Amici, Tutti un amico.... Everyone’s a friend!

Team

Jason Meringolo - Owner/ Sommelier

Wine Professional with over 20 years industry experience 


Jason has been a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers since 2003. He has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has held positions ranging from Sous Chef to Director of Food & Beverage. Jason has made numerous local television appearances and has been interviewed and written up in such publications as Wine Spectator, On-Tap magazine and The Washington Post. Jason will be responsible for the day to day operations of the business.


Heather Meringolo, CPA, CGMA - Owner/ CFO

CPA- Accounting Professional 


Heather Meringolo, C.P.A., C.G.M.A., is a native of Northern Virginia with over 20 years of progressive accounting experience in both private and public companies. Her career began in public accounting where she discovered her love of corporate accounting. From there, she has worked for small to medium-sized companies that have ranged from start-ups to multi-million dollar corporations. Mrs. Meringolo will serve as Vino e Amici’s CFO and will manage all accounting and reporting aspects of the organization. Heather is a member of AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and VSCPA (Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants).


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Wine Decanter Set Raffle Ticket

One entry to win a Waterford Elegance crystal decanter and 2 matching red wine glasses. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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Bamboo 2-Piece Wine Accessory Kit

Classic style corkscrew and bottle stopper presented in an all-natural bamboo box. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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Handmade Silver Wine Charms

Set of 4 handmade silver wine glass charms. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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Vino e Amici Silk Tie and Scarf Set

Specially designed Vino e Amici wine glass men’s silk tie and woman’s silk scarf set. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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1 Year Membership in Amanti Club

1 full year membership in our Amanti Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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1 Year Membership in Amici Club

1 full year membership in our Amici Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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1 Year Membership in Sommelier Club

1 full year membership in our Sommilier Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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Private Wine Event

Jason will hold a private wine tasting party at your location (within the continental United States) for 20 people including light appetizers. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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Wine Decanter Set Raffle Ticket

One entry to win a Waterford Elegance crystal decanter and 2 matching red wine glasses. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

9BACKERS

Pledge $50+

Bamboo 2-Piece Wine Accessory Kit

Classic style corkscrew and bottle stopper presented in an all-natural bamboo box. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

5BACKERS

Pledge $100+

Handmade Silver Wine Charms

Set of 4 handmade silver wine glass charms. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

13BACKERS

Pledge $225+

Vino e Amici Silk Tie and Scarf Set

Specially designed Vino e Amici wine glass men’s silk tie and woman’s silk scarf set. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

2BACKERS

Pledge $300+

1 Year Membership in Amanti Club

1 full year membership in our Amanti Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

3BACKERS

Pledge $600+

1 Year Membership in Amici Club

1 full year membership in our Amici Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

2BACKERS

Pledge $1,100+

1 Year Membership in Sommelier Club

1 full year membership in our Sommilier Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

1BACKER

Pledge $5,000+

Private Wine Event

Jason will hold a private wine tasting party at your location (within the continental United States) for 20 people including light appetizers. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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Pledge $25+

Wine Decanter Set Raffle Ticket

One entry to win a Waterford Elegance crystal decanter and 2 matching red wine glasses. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

9BACKERS

Pledge $50+

Bamboo 2-Piece Wine Accessory Kit

Classic style corkscrew and bottle stopper presented in an all-natural bamboo box. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

5BACKERS

Pledge $100+

Handmade Silver Wine Charms

Set of 4 handmade silver wine glass charms. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

13BACKERS

Pledge $225+

Vino e Amici Silk Tie and Scarf Set

Specially designed Vino e Amici wine glass men’s silk tie and woman’s silk scarf set. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

2BACKERS

Pledge $300+

1 Year Membership in Amanti Club

1 full year membership in our Amanti Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

3BACKERS

Pledge $600+

1 Year Membership in Amici Club

1 full year membership in our Amici Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

2BACKERS

Pledge $1,100+

1 Year Membership in Sommelier Club

1 full year membership in our Sommilier Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

1BACKER

Pledge $5,000+

Private Wine Event

Jason will hold a private wine tasting party at your location (within the continental United States) for 20 people including light appetizers. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

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Pledge $25+

Wine Decanter Set Raffle Ticket

One entry to win a Waterford Elegance crystal decanter and 2 matching red wine glasses. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

9BACKERS

Pledge $50+

Bamboo 2-Piece Wine Accessory Kit

Classic style corkscrew and bottle stopper presented in an all-natural bamboo box. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

5BACKERS

Pledge $100+

Handmade Silver Wine Charms

Set of 4 handmade silver wine glass charms. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

13BACKERS

Pledge $225+

Vino e Amici Silk Tie and Scarf Set

Specially designed Vino e Amici wine glass men’s silk tie and woman’s silk scarf set. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

2BACKERS

Pledge $300+

1 Year Membership in Amanti Club

1 full year membership in our Amanti Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

3BACKERS

Pledge $600+

1 Year Membership in Amici Club

1 full year membership in our Amici Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

2BACKERS

Pledge $1,100+

1 Year Membership in Sommelier Club

1 full year membership in our Sommilier Club (see www.vinoeamici.com for details) beginning the first month we open. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

1BACKER

Pledge $5,000+

Private Wine Event

Jason will hold a private wine tasting party at your location (within the continental United States) for 20 people including light appetizers. All dream makers also receive recognition on our Facebook page as well as your name listed on a plaque prominently displayed in Vino e Amici.

1BACKER

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