Athens Company Makes Changes With Products

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An Athens company that focuses on local sourcing has a whole new look.

Vino de Milo features a full line of made-from-scratch products including pasta sauces, salsa, and BBQ sauces.

Owner and founder Jonathan Leal says the labels used to be difficult to read.

"We actually had a label that was black and it was very hard to see what the product was," said Leal.  "So now we have a white label and its got color stripes that identify each of the different products and it's much easier to understand the product now."

Also new to the business are two sauces made with vodka instead of the company's traditional wine ingredient.

Leal said Vino de Milo uses all local ingredients.

"It's also made with a lot of local ingredients, up to 95 percent of our ingredients are sourced here in Ohio,"  he said.   "From Ohio tomatoes, to black beans, to vinegars, and mustards.  So there's a lot of agricultural support that people show when they buy our products."

Vino de Milo is headquartered at the Appalachian Center For Economic Networks.