Today Delta Air Lines have announced it is set to take it's popular seasonal menus in the Delta One cabin to an even-higher altitude with rotating wine selections which complement the regionally-influenced cuisine offered to business-class travellers.
The Spring 2016 Premium Wine Program is offered exclusively on routes between London Heathrow, Paris Charles De Gaulle and the United States; with wines which have been handpicked by Andrea Robinson; Delta Air Lines' Master Sommelier. (Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines)
The current selection features a number of vintage favourites, which includes:
Domaine des Baumard Savennières, Loire Valley - France 2013
Stuhlmuller Chardonnay Reserve, Sonoma – California 2013
Charmes de Kirwan, Margaux-Bordeaux – France 2012
Bernardus Estate Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands – California 2012
Pol Roger Brut NV – France
In a quote, Andrea Robinson said "My premium selection for spring includes two of my favourite French wines that taste delicious at 30,000 feet, to provide an even more distinctive and upscale experience.”
Customers flying within the Delta One business-class cabin can also take advantage of a variety of port and dessert wines which are offered on all trans-continental and international flights; which includes a number which have been sourced from Europe. This is in additional to an extensive menu which features regionally-inspired dishes and the signature Lobster Rolls and Ice-cream sundaes which the airline have become known for.
I am a huge fan of airlines who rotate their menus based on the season; and to see this being extended to the wine selection only makes sense. I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Delta One in-flight dining experience; which you can read about here.