Wine Wars: Who Pours the Best Vino L.A. to N.Y. (and Back)?

11:00 AM 4/12/2016

by THR Staff

A master sommelier-in-training ranks the front-cabin fare, from the selections at United to JetBlue.

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  • Jetblue

    The upstart brings its A game with the most erudite selection of wines on the route.

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    WHITE Unoaked Copain Tous Ensemble Chardonnay, Anderson Valley, CA 2014

    RED Folkway Revelator, California 2013

    SPARKLING Two choices: Roederer Estate Brut or Brut Rosé NV

  • Delta

    It offers the widest selection of wines, with no fewer than seven onboard.

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    WHITE Louis Latour "La Chanfleure" Chablis, France 2011

    RED La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserve, Spain 2000

    SPARKLING Jacquart Brut Mosaique, France NV

  • American

    Its three-class service serves up dedicated wines for First and Business.

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    WHITE Chateau St. Jean Single Vineyard Chardonnay, Alexander Valley, CA 2013

    RED Domaine de la Presidente Cotes du Rhone Villages, Cairanne 2014

    SPARKLING Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Carneros Brut NV


    WHITE Flagstone Noon Gun Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier Blend, Western Cape, South Africa 2014

    RED Colores del Sol Reserva Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2014

    SPARKLING Ca' Bolani Prosecco, Italy NV

  • Virgin America

    Virgin has partnered with the Robert Mondavi-backed OneHope winery on all flights. (Half of the profits are donated to the Gateway for Cancer Research.)

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    WHITE OneHope Chardonnay 2013

    RED OneHope Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    SPARKLING Le Grand Courtage Grande Cuvee, Blanc de Blancs NV

  • United

    Its wines are chosen in consultation with Doug Frost, a master sommelier and master of wine, and tasted in conjunction with menus.

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    WHITE Domaine Luc Pirlet Classique Chardonnay, Pays D'Oc, France 2014

    RED Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina 2014

    SPARKLING Tiamo Prosecco, Italy NV — E.B.