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LAN Airlines unveils new 2014 wine list for its Premium Business Class

March 27, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

LAN's Master Sommelier, Hector VergaraLAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, has unveiled its new wine list to be available onboard the airline’s, and its’ affiliates, Premium Business cabins for 2014.

After a rigorous pre-selection process 300 wines remained for the final tasting undertaken by a panel of wine experts of LAN, including Latin American only Master Sommelier, Hector Vergara, who has been advising LAN Airlines on its wine list selection for 20 years.

Following the three day tasting process, the panel chose 30 wines to be featured on the wine list onboard LAN Airlines Premium Business cabin.  The wines were selected to represent the best of South America and to add value to the premium passenger experience.

“We selected wines that best reflect the features of their vines, keeping in mind that the wines will be consumed on board an airplane, where cabin pressure at high altitude affects and changes sensory perceptions. The wines chosen for this year are expressive and fruity, and will without a doubt be very much enjoyed by the passengers,” said HectorVergara.LAN Airlines' Premium Business Class

Of the 30 wines selected, 18 are Chilean, from the Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Carménère, and Pinot Noir. The other 12 wines are Argentine varieties such as Blend, Torrontés, Malbec and Chardonnay. The 30 selected wines will be featured on six distinct wine menus throughout the year featuring five wines at a time.  The wine list will be updated every two months from May 2014 to March 2015.

“We enjoy challenging ourselves to continue to offer a premier travel experience with premium services. We know that the onboard experience is of the utmost importance to our passengers and we strive to continue meeting that expectation,” said Fernanda Toro, Director of Travel Experience for LATAM Airlines Group.

The new 2014 wine list can be enjoyed onboard LAN Airlines Premium Business class cabins on the Airbus A340, the plane that connects Australia and New Zealand to South America, as well as the Boeing 787 and 767. A reduced version of menu is also available onboard select Airbus A320’s in Premium Economy.

For LAN Airlines complete new 2014 wine list for Premium Business Class please click here.

To watch a short video of the three day tasting process please click here.

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