In Business, this experience is a series of steps. Consult the flight attendantsthey receive wine training at least once a yearand they will tell you about the winery, recommended pairings and any flavor notes before presenting the bottle, offering a taste, and hearing your comments. It is a practice enforced by LAN's wine advisor Héctor Vergara, the only certified master sommelier in all of South America.
Here again is a reason for the focus on in-flight wine glass design, as "the only way of having that experience is with a big, round glass." The greater the content area of the glass, the better.
Fancy yourself a oenophile? LAN updates their wine selections every three months, changing out the menus four times a year. Currently there are three reds, two whites, a champagne (Louis Roederer Brut Premier) and a port wine (Croft Oporto 2005) in Business, while economy has the choice of a Chilean red or white.
Wines currently onboard LAN long-haul flights in Premium Business:
· Viña Tabalí - Payen Syrah 2008 from Valle del Limari in Chile (red)
· Bodega Renacer - Punto Final Malbec 2007 from Lujan de Cuyo in Argentina (red)
· Viña Undurraga - Founder's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon from Valle del Maipo in Chile (red)
· Bodega El Esteco - Don David Torrontes 2011 from Salta, Argentina (white)
· Viña Casa Lapostolle - Sauvignon Blanc 2011 from Valle de Rapel in Chile (white)
Pro tip: A big wine switch will hit LAN this October, with new bottles from Viña Morandé. An incentive for fall flights!
The Sauvignon Blanc with a Business appetizer