Fine wines – in Business Class

Lufthansa’s wine programme is award-winning. Together with Master of Wine Markus Del Monego, we regularly put together a selection of excellent wines for our Business Class passengers.

Mann trinkt Wein in der Business Class // Man sipping wine in Business Class

The wine selection

Markus Del Monego travels the world on our passengers’ behalf in search of very special wines which you can enjoy on board.

  • Each year 30–35 invitations to bid are sent out.
  • Suggestions for the bids are received from trade journals, as well as via the internet, at trade fairs and wine tastings, in conversations with experts and through recommendations.
  • Our criteria for selecting wine are in line with our customers’ wishes and current trends.
  • The selection is not based on the label or name, but solely on the wine’s quality characteristics. Ten to twelve times a year, a panel of external and internal wine experts, together with Markus Del Monego, meet to carry out blind wine tastings in accordance with an international 20-point system.

In addition:
During the wine tastings, we make sure that the character of the wines is right and that they meet the requirements for being served on board. We prefer to select wines with reduced acidity or wines with fewer tannins and we choose wines with a little more residual sweetness and a higher alcohol content, as both are weaker in the air.