Transcontinental Flight Happy Hour Improves On Delta

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I love happy hours and love happy hours with Delta. They have a great luxury bar in their SkyClubs, some cool tastings now and again, and my favorite go-to drink after a long week.

Now Delta is rolling out an improved wine selection on Transcontinental flights. Starting September 1, 2012, Delta is offering customers seats in Business Elite a unique tasting of California wines on flights connecting New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

Below is a summary of their new offering:

  • Santa Barbara-based Inception Wines will offer a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Jonathan Hirsh and George Pitsironis, a former sommelier at Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant Spago Beverly Hills.
  • Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley will feature an Equilibrium Fume Blanc and Merlot from Genevieve Janssens, Director of Winemaking. Janssens was named Wine Enthusiast’s 2010 Winemaker of the Year.
  • Heidi Peterson-Barrett, winemaker and proprietress of La Sirena in Napa Valley, will showcase a special Syrah. Merry Edwards, winemaker and proprietress of Merry Edwards Winery, will offer a Sauvignon Blanc. One of California’s first female winemakers, Edwards has more than 35 years of winemaking experience. She manages five estate vineyards with her husband: Coopersmith, Cresta d’Oro, Flax, Georganne and Meredith.
  • Dave Miner, proprietor and vintner of the Miner Family Winery, will feature a “Simpson Vineyard” Viognier 2011. Charles Krug Winery will also offer a Napa Valley Merlot from Peter Mondavi, proprietor and vintner. Established in 1861, Charles Krug Winery is the first winery in Napa Valley, producing the finest Bordeaux style wines.

We are looking forward to our next Transcontinental happy hour with Delta and their new wine product. Interested to hear if any of you can share tasting notes ūüôā on the wines above.

Do you see any wines above that you’d like to try on your next Transcontinental flight in Delta Business Elite?

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