Portuguese Wines served on TAP flights considered among the best in the World
Three Portuguese wines served on-board TAP aircraft were acclaimed by the American Global Traveler magazine as being among the best wines served by airlines across the world.
Three Portuguese wines served by TAP have been singled out by “Wines on the wing 2011”. These include "Casa de Santar Reserva 2007", D.O.C. Dão, which won the distinction of the best red wine served in International Business Class, "Luís Pato 2010" which won third place in the ranking for the best sparkling wines in International Business Class and white wine served in the same class was also successful with Paulo Laureano Reserve 2010 Branco, D.O.C. Alentejo being considered the fourth best wine.
The annual competition promoted by Global Traveler to assess the wines served by airlines called "Wines on the wing" had entries this year from 28 airlines. Between them they submitted 136 wines which were then tasted, tested and rated by a panel of 31 judges.
In addition to being the best international showcase for Portuguese products, TAP is responsible for the consumption of more than one million bottles of Portuguese wines – 600,000 of which are consumed on-board its aircraft and 480,000 being sold by its associate, Lojas Francas de Portugal, making the airline an essential partner for Portuguese wine producers.
Fore more information on the competition “Wines on the wing 2011” visit here.