Fine wine takes to the skies with JetBlue’s new premium flight experience, for coast-to-coast flights with Mint. The airline brought former Wine Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and author, Jon Bonné aboard to serve as their wine expert. Bonné is in charge of selecting the Californian wines served for Mint fliers. In addition to pairing private suites, fully flat beds, and 15-inch flat screens, the wines compliment the tapas-style menu from New York’s Saxon + Parole. Bonné chose wines for JetBlue that he has recommended to his own readers—which means offerings that are tough to find on the ground, let alone in the sky.
From the Juvenile Zinfandel out of Turley Wine Cellars, known for its limited supply and 12-month long waitlist, to Broc Cellars Eaglepoint Ranch Counoise, to the Lioco Indica Rosé, Bonné wanted to ensure that Mint customers are getting what they pay for. While it makes sense to serve premium wine with an upscale service like Mint, Bonné is hoping that JetBlue will set an example for serving high quality wines in unexpected places like the ballpark or the beach. We think that good booze can make even your worst travel experience go a little bit smoother and with Mint, it’s an even classier way to get your in-fight drink on.