Enjoy An $850 Bottle of Wine On American Airlines Flight

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While I’m not a wine drinker, if you are, you might want to get on an upcoming American Airlines flight.

American Airlines recently announced that they’ll be flying to Sydney, Australia. And for  the lucky group that happens to be flying in first class on the inaugural flight, there will be a special treat- pricey wine!

If you’re flying on the inaugural Sydney to Los Angeles flight in first class, you can expect a pour of the 2010 Penfolds Grange Shiraz which goes for $850 a bottle!

(Like I said above, I’m not a wine drinker so I wouldn’t know the difference between an $850 bottle or an $8.50 bottle. Maybe someone would like to share some insight into what makes a wine so pricey?)

Travel + Leisure says that “The collectable bottles, which have received a top wine rating score of 100 points by at least one critic, come from the 60th vintage of the Penfold Grange label“.

The American Airline Wine Consultant, Ken Chase said that “Penfolds Grange is the epitome of Australian wine royalty and a heritage icon of South Australia, so we’re treating first class passengers to an unparalleled experience in the sky”, in a statement included in T+L.

So I get it, Penfolds Grange is a big deal but wow, talk about a big price. I guess if you could afford the ticket to fly first class, you could most certainly afford an $850 bottle of wine so maybe this isn’t such a big deal.

Well maybe not, most of the crowd reading this post tend to fly on miles…

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