Delta continues to elevate its food and beverage in-flight experience with a new selection of premium South American wines, currently a global trend. Delta One’s March 2017 - February 2018 wine menu, curated by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, features wines from South America, the U.S. and Europe.
Every three months, the premium wine selection in Delta One is refreshed. The wines available beginning March 1, just in time for spring in the U.S. and autumn south of the equator, will dazzle customers flying between the United States and Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru. Delta One’s cellar in the sky will include six Argentine wines, two Chilean, two selections from Portugal, one from Italy and one from Spain, as well as three gorgeous selections from France.
Robinson describes the Argentine chardonnay Catena High Mountain Vines from Mendoza, available during the March-May cycle, as “a wine that reflects the perfect balance of ripe fruit, with tropical pineapple and baked apple notes and a vibrant acidity that sizzles on the palate.”
Delta serves the wine region of Mendoza in Argentina thanks to its codeshare partnership with Aerolineas Argentinas. Also from Mendoza hails the Clos de los Siete red blend.
“There are good places to go everywhere, but Argentina is especially blessed—so said the creator and legendary enologist Michel Rolland, who created the Clos de los Siete I selected to be served this season for its dark-fruited and lush, full body,” said Robinson.
Chilean wineries will also have a place in this year’s Delta One selection, which will feature a limited edition Carmenere and Chardonnay in the North American summer and fall seasonal onboard menus on Delta’s South American routes.
“Delta is constantly looking for ways to celebrate the richness and culture of the regions we serve,” said Rodrigo Bertola, Delta’s Director - Hispanic South America. “The wines we offer in Delta One are a reflection of our thoughtfulness toward our customers as we seek to offer them first-class wines that showcase the region’s history, viniculture and craftsmanship. Flying is a multisensory experience that should be enjoyed every step of the way.”
Delta connects the United States to Argentina with a daily flight from Atlanta, as well as through codeshare flights with Aerolineas Argentinas to Mendoza, Cordoba and Montevideo, Uruguay. Delta customers can reach Sao Paulo, Brazil, from Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando and New York-JFK and fly to Rio de Janeiro from Atlanta. Chile and Peru are connected to the United States with daily flights from Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta.