American Airlines will treat first class passengers to $850 wine


American Airlines is used to offering its passengers the finer things in life, from luxury cars to exclusive lounges and even swanky amenity kits. Now they’re making air travel even more fun. First Class passengers on the inaugural flight from Sydney to Los Angeles will be treated to glasses of acclaimed 2010 Penfolds Grange Shiraz which retails at a stunning $850 per bottle.

The bottles have been assigned a top wine rating score of 100 points by a critic, and they hail from the 60th vintage of the Penfold Grange label. In a statement, American Airlines’ Wine Consultant Ken Chase said, “Tasting Australia’s most iconic wine anywhere is so difficult that even some lifelong wine connoisseurs never have a chance to taste it. Penfolds Grange is the epitome of Australian wine royalty and a heritage icon of South Australia, so we’re treating first class passengers to an unparalleled experience in the sky.”

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American Airlines has been in the news for its wine before now, and it’s also well known for giving even pets the royal treatment so it should hardly come as a surprise that they know how to treat their passengers, especially those shelling out the big bucks for First Class, with some well deserved TLC.

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[ Via : Foodandwine ]