Why you should consider ordering white wine while flying JetBlue

It has to do with a certain California chardonnay.

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Travelers who like to imbibe in the sky should note that JetBlue is pouring an award-winning white wine.

On Monday, Business Traveller, a magazine geared toward frequent business travelers, announced that JetBlue, Logan’s largest carrier, won gold in the category of “Best Business Class White” in the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2018 Awards, which has recognized the best business and first class wines served by airlines worldwide since 1985. This is the first time JetBlue has won gold.

So what exactly is JetBlue serving? A California chardonnay — Sandhi Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015 — that carries flavors of Meyer lemon custard and roasted pine nuts.

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According to Business Traveller, 33 airlines entered the competition last summer. In December, a panel of four judges conducted blind tastings of 240 bottles of wine at London’s Grosvenor Hotel and independently scored the wines over the course of two days.

Do you prefer red wine? Then there’s more good news for Logan travelers: Cathay Pacific, which also flies out of Logan, won gold in the category of “Best Business Class Red” for its Australian shiraz: Elderton Shiraz 2015 from Barossa Valley.

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