Best Airline Wines

Old Aug 16, 11, 3:43 pm
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Best Airline Wines

Some of my favourite wines at the top of the tasting lists.
BA appears not to have entered/participated. Hmmmm...
Bring back Jancis!
http://globaltravelerusa.com/article...-the-wing-2011
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Old Aug 16, 11, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by MadnessOfCrowds View Post
Some of my favourite wines at the top of the tasting lists.
BA appears not to have entered/participated. Hmmmm...
Bring back Jancis!
http://globaltravelerusa.com/article...-the-wing-2011
But they won - they just need to promote their openskies sommelier to an iag position now
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Old Aug 16, 11, 9:48 pm
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Very happy to see Clos de L'Oratoire on the Openskies list... taking my first ORY-EWR return in the autumn and hope it's still there!
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This is an odd article. Only once does it mention the (to me) key issue of the effect of altitude and cabin air on the wine.

And since residual sweetness and alcohol are reduced at altitude,” Riecken added, “wines with a little more sweetness or higher alcohol can be offered.”
Really? I thought alcohol had more of an effect in such an environment.
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Old Aug 17, 11, 4:07 am
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Really? I thought alcohol had more of an effect in such an environment.
Maybe not: http://brokensecrets.com/2010/05/19/...ct-of-alcohol/. The results of numerous "studies" seem to contradict each other.
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Old Aug 17, 11, 5:21 am
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You're all wrong. If it's white wine you want, go to easyJet. (BA got best red wine in economy.)

http://blog.easyjet.com/easyjets-whi...st-in-the-sky/

I could have done with subtitles on the Skyscanner link. Must have been the poor sound quality. Or the wine. Or something.
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Old Aug 17, 11, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by MadnessOfCrowds View Post
Some of my favourite wines at the top of the tasting lists.
BA appears not to have entered/participated. Hmmmm...
Bring back Jancis!
http://globaltravelerusa.com/article...-the-wing-2011
I notice Comtes de Champagne again won first prize (I saw it win something else recently for another airline). BA, please take note, hint, hint, hint.
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Old Aug 17, 11, 5:55 am
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
You're all wrong. If it's white wine you want, go to easyJet. (BA got best red wine in economy.)

http://blog.easyjet.com/easyjets-whi...st-in-the-sky/

I could have done with subtitles on the Skyscanner link. Must have been the poor sound quality. Or the wine. Or something.
I did wonder on this one if the guys at skyscanner considered the impact on their credibility here. I love them dearly and use them almost daily, but really...
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Old Aug 17, 11, 6:53 am
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But they won - they just need to promote their openskies sommelier to an iag position now
Ah, but they didn't win with the BA wine list.
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Old Aug 17, 11, 7:48 am
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I'd say that the most notable thing about the article is who didn't participate. Qantas normally does very well at these kinds of things but aren't on the list. No Emirates, Singapore, Cathay Pacific or Thai either.
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