Global Aviation provides complimentary wine from Lago di Merlo Vineyards exclusively on all flights.  We are pleased that many of these offerings are now award winners following the recent award presentations at the NextGen Wine Competition, produced by the Vineyard and Winery Management magazine.

Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery won the Sweepstakes award, a first for the family enterprise. The 2009 Lago di Merlo Sangiovese won the coveted Best of Show as well as a Double Gold medal. Amanti, the innovative dark chocolate infused port created by Harry Merlo, Jr., took a Gold. Another Gold medal was awarded to the Lago di Merlo 2010 Coffee Lane Vineyards Chardonnay. Rounding out the sweep were two Silver awards; one for the vineyard’s non-vintage Vino Rosso and another for the Lago di Merlo Ano. A Bronze medal was given to the 2008 Barbera.

“I am flattered that my style of winemaking was so well received at the NextGen competition,” states Harry Merlo, Jr. “I am super pumped that it was the Sangiovese that won Best of Show as it is by far my favorite wine to make and drink.”

Although Lago di Merlo sells grapes to many notable wineries, the Merlos are most proud of their own wines. The recent awards certainly reaffirm that their pride is well-founded.

“I’m very pleased that the quality of Lago di Merlo wines has been recognized with these prestigious awards”, said Flo Newton, President of Global Aviation.  “Lago di Merlo has been the exclusive provider of wines for flights all over the world in our on-going effort to maintain the highest level of quality and service to our customers.”

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