American Airlines Toasts Arrival of New Wine Consultant Ken Chase
American Also Debuts New First Class Wine Glasses in April
Chase will serve as the airline’s official consultant in selecting fine wines for customers traveling on American’s various routes throughout the world. He will also pay careful attention to how wines are paired with menu offerings and factor into the selections the ethnic, cultural, seasonal and stylistic differences of each destination.
“American’s wine program aims to satisfy our customers’ desire to enjoy fine wines selected specifically for their flight and that complement our inflight dining options,” said
Chase has spent a significant portion of his life studying and understanding the classical wine growing regions of
As American’s wine consultant, Chase plans to share his knowledge of the world’s major wine-growing regions with those who are unfamiliar with the classic wine varieties, as well as to introduce unique wines from untraditional regions to those who enjoy learning about and tasting new wines.
“With each wine, I seek to provide American Airlines customers with a sense of adventure by offering wine varieties with dynamic flavor profiles that complement the inflight menus,” Chase said.
Additionally, to enhance the wine-tasting experience, American will soon introduce a new larger wine glass in the First Class cabins on international Boeing 777 and transcontinental Boeing 767-200 aircraft. Debuting
American, a founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, maintains 15 different wine lists and has more than 60 wines available on its flights at any given time. Wine lists change regularly. For a complete list of American’s wine offerings visit: http://www.aa.com/wine.
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Chase’s current role as wine consultant for American Airlines successfully combines these interests. He selects fine wines for various routes paying close attention to menu parings, as well as the ethnic, cultural, seasonal and stylistic differences of each destination.
Throughout his career, Chase has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Royal Caribbean, American Express Wine Club and other airlines. He has also selected wines for the Pope during his visit to
His formal undergraduate education was at Loyola of
Presently, Chase is writing his first book on wine, which he hopes to publish in Fall 2009. He travels worldwide, striving to take the mystery out of wine and sharing his passion with others.
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