An exceptional tasting experience with Paolo Basso
Paolo Basso, voted world's best sommelier in 2013, was present to meet Air France customers during an exceptional private wine tasting in the Business lounge in Hall M at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. He invited them to discover the wine list specially selected for Business class passengers, on all flights throughout the company's network. The renowned wine consultant answered all our customers' questions about the wines chosen and the best wines to accompany the dishes on board. He also explained the specific constraints linked to tasting these wines in the cabin during the flight.
This event has allowed Air France customers to enjoy a privileged experience, the chance to discover a wine list of singular quality, and a journey through the regions of France and its prestigious domains.
Paolo Basso, in cooperation with Thierry Desseauve and Michel Bettane, in charge of the group of bettane+desseauve experts and authors of the bettane+desseauve French wine guide have been signing the Air France wine and Champagne list in all the company's cabin classes throughout its network since 2014.
Air France, one of the best wine and spirits cellars in the sky
Air France regularly renews its offer of wine and spirits to enable customers to discover the wealth of
French wine varieties tailored to the gourmet creations designed by the most prestigious chefs. Every year, over one million and a half bottles of wine and over eight hundred thousand bottles of Champagne are served to passengers, including in Economy class. All the wines and spirits are chosen for their capacity to adapt to the constraints linked to the particular environment of air transport, particularly the dry air and cabin pressure that modify how tastes are perceived.
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