Delta is serving an Argentine wine as part of its year-end cycle of wines for its BusinessElite cabin on flights to and from South America. The selection gives Delta’s customers an opportunity to discover new flavors and explore the global viticulture paired with the unique BusinessElite menu developed by Chef Michelle Bernstein. The new selection includes wines from Argentina, France, Italy, Portugal and the United States.

The selection of the BusinessElite wines is part of a rigorous annual evaluation during which Delta Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson evaluates more than 1,600 wine submissions from around the world. Robinson considers many different features and factors during the process, including the complexity and intensity of the wine, aesthetic details such as the image of the wine bottle and its label, and logistics such as the amount of production necessary to meet Delta’s needs.

“This special selection was developed with our discerning BusinessElite customers, who truly appreciate a great wine experience, firmly in mind. This year, the selection includes the white Kilka Argentina Torrontes 2012, a unique Argentinean wine I chose for pairing with the exclusive Latin menu developed by Chef Bernstein,” said Robinson. “Delta wants to inspire its customers to discover the world through a premium on-board experience of wines and meals and in 2015 they can look forward to a new selection from Chile and one from Argentina soon to be announced.”

A total of 22 winning labels are featured in cycles throughout the year, including eight red wines, eight white wines, four dessert/port selections and two sparkling wines. Approximately 1.5 million bottles of wine are served in BusinessElite cabins worldwide every year.

The new wine selection for BusinessElite cabin to/from South America includes the following labels:

Category

Wine

White Wine

Inception Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County – California 2011

Kilka Torrontes, Mendoza - Argentina 2012

Red Wine

Castello di Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva, Tuscany - Italy 2010

Roux Pere et Fils Cote de Beaune Villages, Burgundy - France 2012

Dessert Wine

Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Porto, Portugal NV  

Château Saint-Amand Sauternes, Bordeaux – France 2010

Champagne

Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique, Reims – France NV

This impressive wine selection comes on the heels of Delta’s upgrades to its service between South America and the United States, such as the introduction of full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite cabin on flights to and from Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The full flat-bed seats have a 180º recline and oversized personal entertainment screens, allowing travelers to increase productivity, rest and experience the on-demand in-flight entertainment system. Delta has invested billions of dollars since 2010 to improve the customer experience onboard its aircraft and upgrading its technology and facilities, including the new Terminal 4 at New York-JFK and the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal F in Atlanta. 

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is working to become the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its achievements have been recognized with two top distinctions by Latin Trade’s Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014, leading the categories of “Most Improvement Overall” and “Best Partnerships and Alliances”, and being the only U.S. airline in this year’s rankings.  Delta was also recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. Delta continues to grow in Latin America through its long-term exclusive alliances with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Aeroméxico and Aerolíneas Argentinas, and is committed to building a solid regional footprint thus enhancing its global network and offering a better overall experience for its customers. Delta provides service to 29 countries and 48 destinations in the region offering over 1,400 weekly flights between Latin America/Caribbean and the U.S. Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page, visiting http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine’s 50 Most Admired Companies, in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 318 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.

 

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