Two of the Portuguese Wines served on board the airline also awarded
TAP Portugal was awarded “Best Airline in Europe” by the leading specialized North American magazine ‘Global Traveler’, at a reception held in Los Angeles, USA, on December 13, 2016.
In addition, the company also won the award for the “The Best New Route Launch (Boston/Lisbon)” and was also bestowed with a couple more prizes in recognition for the high quality of the Portuguese wines served on board TAP ‘s Executive class: the Paulo Laureano Reserva 2014 wine, from the Alentejo region, was elected the “Best International Business Class White Wine” and the Churchill’s Estates Grande Reserva 2011, from the Douro region, was awarded the second best in the “Best International Business Class Red Wine” category.
“These awards show that the quality product delivered by TAP is recognized by the North American market, indeed a very demanding and competitive one, a market on which TAP is strongly committed to pursue all efforts to win more and more customers”, said Trey Urbahn, Member of the Executive Board of Directors of TAP, COO.
Also present at the ceremony, Abilio Martins, Vice President Marketing and Communications at TAP, highlighted that, as part of its main strategy, the Portuguese airline “ strongly contributes to promote Portugal quality products, namely the Portuguese wines, as they can be tasted on board by international travelers around the world and thereby be largely recognized and appreciated”.
To vote the best wines served by airlines, the ‘Global Traveler’ promoted the “Wines on the Wing Airline Competition” and selected a 36 experts panel including sommeliers, wine retailers and wine producers, who judged in “blind tasting” the wines submitted by participating airlines.
Carlos Paneiro (TAP North & Central America Sales Director), Abilio Martins (TAP Marketing & Communications Vice President), Trey Urbahn (TAP Executive Board Member & CCO) and Fernanda Ottavio (TAP, Head of Marketing for North & Central America).