LAN has changed its Premium Business Wine Offering menus

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  1. Bay Pisco Shark
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    For years, LAN had a menu with the 5 wines (plus 1 champagne) it served through a menu cycle (lasting at least a few months). Absent a catering error, they were predictably on all the longer haul flights. When I couldn't find my wine menu on a recent flight, I found a "wines" magazine - they are now going to a larger selection during a menu cycle of which 5 (3 reds, 2 whites) will be on the flight. The current cycle is Mayo-Agosto 2012.

    Viña San Pedro Cabo de Hornos 2007
    Viña Altair Altair 2006**
    Bodega Dominio de Plata Susana Balbo Brioso 2007
    Bodega Norton Privada Malbec 2008
    Flecha de Los Andes Gran Malbec 2009
    Viña Litoral Ventolera Pinot Noir 2009
    Viña Ventisquero Grey Carmenere 2009*
    Viña Bisquertt Ecos de Rulo Cabernet 2009
    Viña Matetic EQ Syrah 2009
    Bodega Joffre e Hijas Gran Chardonnay 2010**
    Bodega Zuccardi Santa Julia Chardonnay 2010
    Viña Maipo Gran Devocion Sauvignon Blanc 2011
    Viña Viu Manent Secreto Sauvignon Blanc 2011*
    Viña Leyda Garuma Sauvignon Blanc 2011
    Bodega Rutini Chardonnay 2010

    **Onboard, and drank
    *Onboard.
    I didn't catch what the 3rd red was.

    What sayeth the wise one? (or ones?)
     
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    The labels from the right side of the Andes are OK..... a couple I like, a few others are debatable, and a few Ive simply never heard of. Seems clear that LAN is having bean counters and not wine folk pick their stuff..... which is not surprising of course. All in all, this selection is still seventh heaven when you compare it to the garbage served on US carriers and of course the stuff they pour you in LAN's steerage.....

    Conclusion: drink away and post tasting notes !!!!
     
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    I think the OP should have at least tasted every wine that was available on his flight, even if just to evaluate them for us. What was the champagne?
     
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    Roderer Brut Premier has been the standard long haul int'l pour for the past few years or so. Prior to that was Henriot Brut Souverain for quite some time. Short haul (intra SA, unless the flight is segment one of a trip to the USA) is Chandon Baron B.
     
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    Baron B is poured on regional SA routes..???? :eek:
     

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