Fasten your seat belts, wine lovers. The Long Island Wine Council has partnered up with Delta Airlines to promote our fine island’s wine and it’s sure to be a wild ride. The partnership, called Access East End, was made possible by a grant from New York State’s Empire State Development and the “I Love New York” campaign under Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Here’s how it will work: Delta Air Lines will promote Long Island Wine Country through its official vacations provider, Delta Vacations, and the region’s participating wineries will in turn provide Delta customers with free tastings and other special offers upon presentation of a boarding pass dated within a week of the visit. Not a bad trade, right?
“Long Island has been recognized by both wine and travel media as one of the top regions in the world,” said Delta Senior Vice President Gail Grimmett. “Delta is proud to work with one of New York’s most prominent agri-tourism destinations on a project that will benefit the local economy.”
And, as you can imagine, the Long Island Wine Council is proud to be working with one of the world’s largest airlines as well. “We are very grateful to Governor Cuomo, the Long Island Regional Council and the Market New York team for providing the funding to undertake this great initiative,” said Long Island Wine Council President Sal Diliberto. “We are clearly very excited about the opportunity to work with Delta Air Lines, one of the most important companies in global tourism and travel.”