Old Oct 30, 19, 9:47 pm
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mad_atta
 
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Originally Posted by Rebound View Post
The Wines in the Lounge are often better than the wines inboard unless you are in business.
The wines in the lounge are definitely better than the wines onboard in Y and PE. With the exception of the horrible Dulcet sparkling wine, which is sadly served both on the ground and onboard.

The wine quality is a bit variable, especially the reds, but there's usually a reasonably wide selection (at least 3 whites, which tend to be more reliable) and 2-3 reds. Not all the wines are Villa Maria group but the majority are. It's worth doing a bit of sampling to find what you like (eg recently they have had a Misha's Vineyard riesling which though a touch sweeter than my usual preference is a really exquisite wine), and do some digging as there are a couple of different wine stations in the lounge and they don't always have exactly the same things. They also have a staffed cocktail bar, though the cocktails are pretty inexpertly made.

It's not a super impressive lounge but it's decent - and with the range of different zones, and slightly wider food and drink selection, I'd say it's a modest step up on the SYD lounge.
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