I never thought a day would come when airlines will actually be awarded for what they serve onboard. But it’s true, Business Traveller magazine hosted the 2010 Cellars in the Sky Awards, which is a wine competition, and adjudged that American Airlines indeed has the best white wine collection! Bagging the honors for in the Best Business Class White Wine category at the London award ceremony, the airline does offer an extensive range of fine wines when flying, which earned them the well-deserving award.
As per the airlines, they pick wines for each flight keeping in mind the “ethnic, cultural, seasonal and stylistic differences of each destination.” Thus the airline has a collection of more than 25 different wine lists for special routes and offers over 60 wine options onboard at any point in time, juggling it frequently.
Some of the wines on offer include Chateau Villa Bel Air, Chateau Teyssier St Emilion Grand Cru, Lustau Amontillado La Plaza Viejo Sherry, Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve Particuliere, Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon and the Grahams Quinta Malvedos Vintage Port.