Rioja Reaches New Heights with Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines Enhances In-Flight Experience with Exclusive Wine Program Featuring Rioja

In a remarkable move to elevate its in-flight offerings, Delta Airlines, in collaboration with renowned Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, has unveiled an ambitious new wine program. This program sets a new standard in airline hospitality by offering an unprecedented selection of premium wines carefully chosen to cater to a broad spectrum of tastes. This innovative initiative not only reflects Delta’s commitment to enhancing the passenger experience but also demonstrates its dedication to promoting wine appreciation at 30,000 feet, making every journey an exquisite culinary adventure.

At the heart of this program is the inclusion of the diverse array of wines from Rioja, gems from Spain’s famed Rioja region. The Rioja wines that were carefully selected for the new wine program, represent the essence of Spanish winemaking traditions, and their presence on Delta’s flights adds a touch of sophistication and cultural richness to the onboard experience. Travelers can now savor the rich and diverse flavors of Rioja wines, enhancing their in-flight moments and ensuring that their journey is as memorable as their destination. The airline’s partnership with Rioja wines underscores its commitment to providing passengers with exceptional choices and creating an environment where travelers can truly indulge in the pleasures of wine, even at cruising altitude.

 New premium Rioja Wines on DELTA ONE through Summer 2024. *
Ontañón Tempranillo Blanco *
100% Tempranillo Blanco
Intense tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and banana with hints of white flowers. This wine is balanced with good acidity, a high expression of fruit with a lengthy finish.

Marqués de Cáceres “Excellens” Rosé
60% Garnacha Tinta 40% Tempranillo
A Delicate yet complex wine. Pale pink color. Complex nose offering rose petal with flavors of peaches and pears. The palate is balanced and delivers freshness as well as a lengthy, sweet finish.

Cune Reserva*
85% tempranillo,15% garnacha tinta, graciano y mazuelo
This Reserva has intense ruby red color. Rich aromas of red fruit with a hint of balsamic and warm spices from fine oak. The palate is complex with an excellent bright finish.

Bodegas Riojanas “Viña Albina” Gran Reserva*
Cherry red colour with russet tones. On the palate, it is fine, elegant and velvety. Ripe tannins. Soft finish.

Renowned for its excellent vintages, Rioja brings an expressive and complex profile to Delta’s wine selections, boasting dark fruit and spice flavors that promise to delight the discerning palates of Delta’s passengers.

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Robinson, together with the Delta team, embarked on an extensive selection process, tasting over 1300 wines to curate a diverse and sophisticated lineup. This lineup includes a variety of red, white, rosé, Champagne, and port wines, making it the most comprehensive wine offering in Delta’s history.

Delta’s commitment to sustainability is also evident in this program. Many of the wineries featured are pioneers in sustainable farming, aligning with Delta’s dedication to environmental responsibility. This commitment extends to the use of lightweight bottles and rigorous recycling and composting initiatives, reducing the environmental impact of the program.

This partnership not only enhances the in-flight experience for Delta’s passengers but also represents a significant milestone in airline hospitality, setting a new benchmark for quality and variety in onboard wine selections.