May 24 2019  |  Airline & Terminal News

Air France launches Wine Cellar online program

By Rachel Debling

The new program allows guests to purchase wines and spirits poured on board

Air France has launched the Air France Wine Cellar, a website through which customers will have the opportunity to purchase the airline's wines, Champagnes and spirits served on board its flights and in its lounges at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly.

The program, made possible by online wines and spirits marketplace VentealaPropriete.com, can be accessed at LaCave.airfrance.com. A signature selection signed by Paolo Basso, voted the world’s best sommelier in 2013, is available for purchase, and customers will also have the opportunity to discover special offers and invitations to exclusive tastings. Wines, Champagnes and spirits will be available to buy both in flight and on the ground thanks to the Air France Connect connectivity offer.

Air France's onboard selection of wine is refreshed every two months. Some of the wines and spirits for sale throughout the month of May include:

  • Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007
  • Bordeaux Saint-Julien Château Léoville Poyferré 2014
  • Bordeaux Sauternes Château Suduiraut 2011 1er Cru Classé
  • Beaune 1er cru Les Bressandes 2013 Louis Jadot
  • Whisky Bellevoye

Air France serves 800,000 bottles of wine in its La Première and Business Class every year, as well as 750,000 bottles of Champagne across all cabins. Offerings are selected on their ability to be enjoyed best in the conditions of an onboard environment, such as in a cabin's dry air and pressure.

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