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AA Announces new Sommelier - Bobby Stuckey (French Laundry, Frasca)

AA Announces new Sommelier - Bobby Stuckey (French Laundry, Frasca)

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Old Feb 13, 18, 1:56 pm
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AA Announces new Sommelier - Bobby Stuckey (French Laundry, Frasca)

So Ken Chase is finally done?! Can we get something more than Chardonnay in the AC and in domestic non-premium FC?

Newsroom - Master sommelier Bobby Stuckey to lead American wine program - American Airlines Group, Inc.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
So Ken Chase is finally done?! Can we get something more than Chardonnay in the AC and in domestic non-premium FC?

Newsroom - Master sommelier Bobby Stuckey to lead American wine program - American Airlines Group, Inc.
Perhaps some Rosť.. just be prepared to wait for it

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Why is Rosť trending? We were a bit slow in the U.S. to catch on to what so many people in the Mediterranean, Spain, Southern France and Italy have enjoyed forever. I'm excited to explore other new trends with customers on board and in the lounge.

When will your wine selection be onboard and in the lounges?
Look for them later this year."
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Woot. i remember the oohs, aahs and hullAAbaloo when Chase came aboard. A magician canít do anything without a budget. Iíll wait for the proof in the cabins.
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Woot. i remember the oohs, aahs and hullAAbaloo when Chase came aboard. A magician canít do anything without a budget. Iíll wait for the proof in the cabins.
I hear MD 2020 will be in First Class soon
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On my flight to NRT yesterday, I had what I thought were the best wines yet in business class. I tasted the 2 white offerings and the 2 reds, all were solid. I was thinking, "is AA stepping up there game?".
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I hear MD 2020 will be in First Class soon
Night train! (Bottoms up!)
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I am guessing that Ernest & Julio, Mogen & David, and the gentlemen from Boone's farm were unavailable?
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I hear MD 2020 will be in First Class soon
Isn't that an updated MD-80?
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Old Feb 13, 18, 3:32 pm
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Isn't that an updated MD-80?
That would be the MD-8080 double wide, and bottoms up - 2 seats, 3 seats, 2 seats, 3 seats
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Originally Posted by teemuflyer View Post
Perhaps some Rosť.. just be prepared to wait for it
They serve it in coach... I asked for it in domestic first the other day and was given a confused look. I am looking forward to rosť officially be on offer up front sometime in the near future.
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Woot. i remember the oohs, aahs and hullAAbaloo when Chase came aboard. A magician canít do anything without a budget. Iíll wait for the proof in the cabins.
I'm with JD. The identity of the sommelier has far less impact than the size of the budget. Any experienced sommelier can put together a decent wine list.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 6:48 pm
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Hopefully it will help with the selection. I get that they have a limited range of choices as price does matter but lots of decent low cost wines. Am I the only person that likes a 12.5% alcohol red wine.....Chianti etc?
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I am guessing that Ernest & Julio, Mogen & David, and the gentlemen from Boone's farm were unavailable?
Riunite coming right up!
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Old Feb 13, 18, 9:28 pm
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I'm with JD. The identity of the sommelier has far less impact than the size of the budget. Any experienced sommelier can put together a decent wine list.
I have zero doubt I could do better than AA's lineup with whatever the current budget has been. Anyways, any change is welcome here IMO but I just don't see the need for a a "big name" somm.
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I think another challenge is finding quality yet coping with the quantity AA requires.
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