Amanresorts, known for its luxury resorts throughout the world, has launched a new Wine and Spirits Program that makes available some of the world’s most coveted wines and spirits. Partnerships have been forged with handpicked family and boutique producers from every corner of the globe and Amanresorts’ own import company ensures that every bottle of wine and spirits maintains its integrity when it reaches its final destination, whether Bhutan, Bali or Beijing.
From California’s Napa and Anderson Valleys to Italy’s Abruzzo to France’s Champagne region, Amanresorts’ more than 250 partners include artisanal wine and spirits producers such as Champagne Salon, Domaine Leroy, Fisher Vineyards, Martin Miller’s Gin and Duncan Taylor Single Cask Rare Scotch Whiskeys–names that regularly appear on the world’s ‘Best Of’ lists. A partnership has also been forged with Riedel Glassworks of Austria. Such weighty names do not translate into daunting wine lists or over-the-top prices. According to head cellar master, Alejandro Ortiz, “Amanresorts will introduce wine menus designed, not to intimidate, but to reveal flavors and varietals that tell the stories of the families behind the wines. We encourage guests to explore new producers that embody the spirit of their stay at Amanresorts.”
Several Aman properties plan a full-scale rollout throughout the year. Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the first Aman to receive a Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, has introduced an innovative cocktail program and a selection of specialty spirits. Amanpuri in Thailand offers a ‘Master’ wine list of approximately 150 wines and a reserve list of rare vintages with a special focus on Italy. Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia focuses on French wines and serves a superb selection from the Domaine Leroy in Burgundy. Amandari in Bali will feature an all-new wine – the Ubud Rosé – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah and Zinfandel created exclusively for Amanresorts.
Beijing’s Aman at Summer Palace features signature wines from the Hall family at Long Meadow Ranch and several vintages and library selections from Chateau Palmer in Bordeaux’s Margaux district to complement its Chinese, French and international cuisine. And in an unprecedented partnership with Moët-Hennessy, Aman at Summer Palace offers Martin Miller’s Gin as well as cognacs and scotches never before available in China.
At Aman New Delhi, house wines include Mas La Plana Estate, considered among the best in Spain; dry Scalabrone Rosé from the Antinori family of Guado Al Tasso in Bolgheri, Italy and champagne from the House of Champagne Jaquesson, a small family estate producing fewer than 300,000 bottles a year and one of Napoleon’s favorite wines. Single malt scotches from Scotland’s most celebrated distilleries, such as Bowmore, Dallas Dhu and Highland Park, are available. Each room features a special 30-year-old single malt scotch and a bottle of L’Inde – a wine made in collaboration with the world-famous Chateau Cos d’Estournel of Bordeaux whose founder had a penchant for all things Indian. A premium selection of cigars from around the world, to be paired with sherry, vintage port or a 1945 Madeira, will also be available.