"My favorite thing about the Atlanta Sky Clubs is they have SweetWater on tap," said passenger Jeff Youngren, who lives in San Diego and stopped in at Hartsfield-Jackson's Concourse F Sky Club with his wife.
For Delta, it's a way to entertain high-spending Sky Club members -- many of whom pay $450 a year for a membership.
"I believe tastings will help us educate our members, and also it's a fun thing to do," said Luis Jimenez, Delta's beverage director for Sky Clubs. The clubs have periodic tastings of spirits, beer and wine, including a Bacardi tasting with mojitos planned for April 21 at some Sky Clubs.
Delta's Sky Clubs have some complimentary beer, wine and spirits, but charge extra for premium drinks. The airline recently started accepting miles as an option for payment for Sky Club drinks. A glass of Dourthe Sauvignon Blanc, for example, costs $8 or 800 miles.