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who is al vino?

Al Vino (a.k.a. Al Schwartz) is the owner/proprietor of Bistro Al Vino, the classy wine and martini restaurant located in south Aurora, Colorado.

Al began his quest on the south side of Chicago at his father Manny's grocery store. Soon after he became a salesmen working on the wholesale end for Wines Unlimited, Union Liquors, and Pacific Wines and Spirits. During these times, some of the greatest vintages passed his lips, which forever made an impression.

Al then found his way to Maui, Hawaii, where he began a 14 year work relationship with Hyatt Hotel and Resorts, in Kaanapali. He then transferred to the Hyatt Regency, Saipan in Micronesia in 1994 where he met his beautiful wife, Brenda.

Eventually they were married and enjoyed the birth of their daughter, Alana Michele. He also has a son, Adam, from previous marriage, who is currently serving in the US Army and a daughter, Ericka, who lives in Tampa Bay Florida.

Alan left the islands for the glitz of Las Vegas, where he managed numerous restaurants at Caesar's Palace on the strip. He and his family eventually found their way to Denver where he opened Bistro Al Vino in December of 2002.

Six years ago Al was in a fight for his life as he battled throat cancer and won. Every day he cherishes his life and family more than anything and vows that the only thing that matters at the Bistro is that everyone has a great time.

You can catch Al every day at the Bistro, where he'll be greeting customers like they were his best friends, making sure everyone is well taken care of, and sometimes even dancing on the tables to a hot rock band.

Come meet Al Vino and experience Bistro Al Vino...you won't believe your senses!

"Thank you for being part of my dream!"

-Al Vino


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