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Unreserved Wine Talk

237 EpisodesProduced by Natalie MacLeanWebsite

The Unreserved Wine Talk podcast features candid conversations with the most fascinating people in the wine world. Your host, award-winning journalist Natalie MacLean, dives into how it feels to compete in the nerve-wracking World's Best Sommelier Competition, the shadowy underground of wine forgery… read more


36: Airline Wine: Flights of Wine You Can Drink Without Reservations

If you want great wine these days you don’t have to fly thousands of miles to get it, you can sip it en route. But getting wine to taste delicious at 30,000 feet isn’t easy.

If you’re flying somewhere anytime soon, you’ll find our chat about airline wines today uplifting. In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m going to cover which wines are best to drink when you’re in the air, how your sense of smell and taste change, and why airlines are paying more attention to their wine selections on board these days. Enjoy!



  • What would my wine-centric dream flight look like?
  • How can food and wine offer airlines a competitive advantage?
  • Have in-flight wine lists evolved in recent years?
  • How does altitude affect your palate?
  • What types of considerations have to be made when airlines select in-flight wines?
  • What unique solutions have airlines developed to improve the in-flight wine experience?
  • How do the major airlines choose their wine selections?
  • Why would wineries want to be on airline wine lists?

To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.

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