Whilst those in the back of the plane continue to get the short shrift, the work to improve the passenger experience at the front of the plane goes on with British Airway to introduce an English Sparkling wine in its First Class cabin.
Bolney Wine Blanc de Blancs held by British Airways cabin crew – Image, British Airways.
The airline will be listing Bolney Wine Estate’s Vintage Blanc de Blancs from the West Sussex in its wine pages.
The wine should now be loaded aboard the planes and will be available for the next six months or so
British Airways is set to add an English sparkling wine to their first class menu this month (February). It’s a Chardonnay based wine, which they describe as having “delicious yeasty undertones that are complemented by fresh citrus notes.”
Admittedly, if I drink wine, its airline plonk, and so I can’t revel in the descriptions British Airways is offering.
Colin Talbot, British Airways’ head of catering, states:
“We are delighted to be adding Bolney Wine Estate’s Vintage Blanc de Blancs as our guest Sparkling Wine. This is the first time we have offered an English Sparkling white wine on board and we think our customers are going to love it. All of our wines are blind tasted by experts to ensure we serve the very best and this English Sparkling Wine came out on top.”
Blanc de Blancs will join Laurent Perrier Grande Siecle and Jacquart Mosaique Rose NV on the Champagne and Sparkling Wine menu in British Airways First Class cabin.
It’s certainly a different option that the airline is offering to its First Class customers, and should provide something unique.
Meanwhile, in Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller… the usual wines and such apply.
But what wines are offered in World Traveller Plus?
Maybe I’ll tell you in the near future… 😉
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