LAN Airlines Unveils 2014 Wine List for Premium Business Class

Santiago, March 21, 2014 - LAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, has unveiled the new wine list that will be featured onboard the airline 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. Mr. Vergara has been advising LAN Airlines on its wine list selection for 20 years.

Following the three day tasting process, the panel chose 30 wines that will 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.

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 are challenged to continuously offer a premier travel experience with more and better 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 wine 2014 wine list can be enjoyed onboard LAN Airlines Premium Business class cabins on Boeing 787, 767, and Airbus A340 airplanes as well as a reduced version of menu available onboard select Airbus A320’s in Premium Economy. 

Wine selected:

 

Nombre

Viña/Bodega

Cepa

Año

Valle

País

Carta

Tralca

Viña Bisquertt

Blend

2007

Valle de Colchagua

Chile

1

Luigi Bosca

Bodega Luigi Bosca

Malbec

2011

Mendoza

Argentina

1

Single Vineyard, El Olivar Alto

Viña Viu Manent

Syrah

2011

Valle de Colchagua

Chile

1

Litoral

Viña Ventolera

Sauvignon Blanc

2012

Valle de Leyda

Chile

1

Rutini Encuentro

Bodega Rutini

Chardonnay

2013

Valle de Tupungato - Mendoza

Argentina

1

Henry Gran Guarda N°1

Bodega Lagarde

Blend

2009

Valle de Uco - Mendoza

Argentina

2

Coyam

Viñedos Emiliana

Blend

2011

Valle de Colchagua

Chile

2

Wild Fermented

Viña Errazuriz

Pinot Noir

2011

Valle de Casablanca

Chile

2

Amplus

Viña Santa Ema

Sauvignon Blanc

2013

Valle de Leyda

Chile

2

Ikella

Bodega Melipal

Torrontés

2013

La Rioja

Argentina

2

Neyen

Viña Neyen

Blend

2009

Valle de Colchagua

Chile

3

Colomé Estate

Bodega Colomé

Malbec

2011

Valle Calchaquí

Argentina

3

Terrunyo

Viña Concha y Toro

Carménère

2010

Valle de Cachapoal

Chile

3

Limited Selection

Viña Montes

Sauvignon Blanc

2013

Valle de Leyda

Chile

3

Crios

Bodega Dominios del Plata

Chardonnay

2013

Mendoza

Argentina

3

Renacer

Bodega Renacer

Malbec

2010

Mendoza

Argentina

4

Gran Toqui

Viña Casa del Toqui

Cabernet Sauvignon

2010

Valle de Cachapoal

Chile

4

Lot 21

Viña Leyda

Pinot Noir

2012

Valle de Leyda

Chile

4

Malvilla

Viña Chocolan

Sauvignon Blanc

2013

Valle de San Antonio

Chile

4

B Crux

Bodega O. Fournier

Chardonnay

2013

Valle de Uco - Mendoza

Argentina

4

Altair

Viña Altair

Blend

2010

Valle de Cachapoal

Chile

5

Rutini

Bodega La Rural

Malbec

2011

Mendoza

Argentina

5

Morandé Gran Reserva

Viña Morandé

Syrah

2010

Valle del Maule

Chile

5

Cordillera

Viña Miguel Torres

Sauvignon Blanc

2013

Valle del Elqui

Chile

5

Colomé

Bodega Colomé

Torrontés

2013

Valle Calchaquí

Argentina

5

Don Maximiano

Viña Errazuriz

Cabernet Sauvignon

2011

Valle de Aconcagua

Chile

6

Saurus

Bodega Schroeder

Malbec

2012

Neuquén

Argentina

6

Primus

Viña Veramonte

Carménère

2011

Valle de Colchagua

Chile

6

Q Gran Reserve

Viña Quintay

Sauvignon Blanc

2013

Valle de Casablanca

Chile

6

Felino

Viña Cobos

Chardonnay

2013

Mendoza

Argentina

6