Old Jan 2, 14, 4:25 pm
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This thread is archived - there is a 2015 BA Champagne and Wine Thread here.

Some procedure as last year. This thread is dedicated to the discussion of Champagne (and Wine) served on board BA and in the lounges worldwide.

Current champagne offerings for the most frequented locations:

First cabin Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle
LHR Concorde Room Bollinger Rose and Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle
LHR Galleries First lounges / LGW First lounge Taittinger Rose and Taittinger Prelude/Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle depends on the day/Castelnau

Club World cabin Taittinger NV/Castelnau Brut Rose NV/Boizel Grand Vintage 2004
LHR Galleries Club lounges / LGW Terraces lounge ??? (Likely the Taittinger or Castelnau)
Club Europe cabin Heidsieck Brut Monopole Blue Top NV

Reds:
First cabin Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2001, Pauillac Bordeaux, France
2nd option not confirmed
3rd option not confirmed
LHR Concorde Room Chateau Grand Puy-Lacoste 2001, Cru Classe Pauillac and 3-4 more
LHR Galleries First / LGW First lounge Chateau Batailley 2006 Pauillac, Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir SA, Chateau Du Tertre 2007 Cru Classe Margaux, Merry Edwards Pinot.

LHR Galleries Club lounges / LGW Terraces lounge Ch. Haut Selve 2009; Ch. Lamothe Cissac 2010; Merry Edwards Pinot Noir 2010; Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir 2012; Chono Pinot Noir 2012
Club World cabin Brio de Cantenac Brown 2005; Teusner "The Independent" Shiraz Mataro 2011, Barossa Valley, South Australia; Chateau Marzy 2008, Pomerol, Bordeaux; Chteau La Claymore 2009, Lussac Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux; Meiomi Pinot Noir 2012, Santa Barbara/Sonoma/Monterey, California
Club Europe cabin Undrinkable generic French red non vintage non AC (Does anybody drink anything else than the Champagne!?)

Whites:
First Cabin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Champ Gain 2007, Vincent Girardin, Burgundy, France
Le Soula Blanc 2007, VDP Des Cotes Catalanes, France
McWilliams Lovedale Semillon 2005, Hunter Valley, Australia
Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2009, Domaine William Fvre, France
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2011, Stefano Antonucci, Italy
Ponzi Pinot Gris 2012, Willamette Valley, USA
LHR Concorde Room Brocard Chablis Premiere Cru, Viognier 2009, Sancerre??
LHR Galleries First lounges / LGW First lounge Brocard Chablis Premiere Cru, Saint-Aubin Premier Cru Les Cortons 2011, Casa Maria Sauv Blanc 2011 Chile, Vessiguad Pouilly Fuisse 2011.

LHR Galleries Club lounges / LGW Terraces lounge Elizabeth Spencer Sauv Blanc 2012; Esser Chardonnay 2011; Cycles Gladiator Pinot Grigio 2012; The Tin Mine "Zevenwacht" 2012; Kleine Zalze 2012; Mullineux 2012
Club World cabin Chateau de Chantegrive 2011, Graves, Bordeaux; Yalumba Viognier 2011, Eden Valley South Australia; Pouilly-Fum 2012, Chteau Favray, Loire Valley; Cline Viognier 2012, North Coast, California
Club Europe cabin ???

Spirit selection available in LHR Galleries First lounges:
  • Bacardi 8
  • Bacardi Superior
  • Bailey's
  • Baron Otard XO
  • Bombay Sapphire
  • Bushmills
  • Chase Vodka
  • Ciroc (vodka)
  • Cointreau
  • Drambuie
  • Drambuie 15
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Glenlivet 15
  • Glenlivet 18
  • Gordon's
  • Grey Goose
  • Grey Goose Le Citron
  • Imperia Vodka
  • Jameson
  • Johnnie Walker Blue
  • Johnnie Walker Red
  • Jos Cuervo Especial Reposado
  • Kahla
  • La Concha (sherry)
  • Martini Bianco
  • Martini Extra Dry
  • Martini Rosso
  • Olmeca Gold
  • Smirnoff Red
  • Southern Comfort
  • Tanqueray No. Ten
  • Warre's 1999 (port)
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Zacapa XO (only in T5)
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Old Jan 10, 14, 4:10 pm
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Avia Pinot Grigio 2012, Slovenia
George de Bouefs Patch Block Chardonnay, 2011, France

Red

Prince Michel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Leon, Virginia
De Lyeth 2011 Merlot, Sonoma County, California
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Old Jan 10, 14, 7:03 pm
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I have a short notice domestic trip soon. In the T1 lounge, is there any decent wine or champagne?

Thanks.
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Old Jan 12, 14, 7:01 am
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Champagne in LHR T5 GC TODAY, Collet.

Anyone ever requested a Kir Royale at GC?
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Old Jan 12, 14, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by greg5 View Post
Champagne in LHR T5 GC TODAY, Collet.

Anyone ever requested a Kir Royale at GC?
Do they have any crme de cassis? I can't remember if thy have any out in the lounges but I guess they may have some in the kitchens. Can you get kir royales in the CCR?
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Old Jan 12, 14, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
... Can you get kir royales in the CCR?
Oh yes!
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Old Jan 12, 14, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Do they have any crme de cassis? I can't remember if thy have any out in the lounges but I guess they may have some in the kitchens. Can you get kir royales in the CCR?
I didn't remember seeing any out in GC today. And, I didn't ask.

Myself, I usually make kir royales at home with crme de myrtille.

The Collet really wasn't too bad. Though, I think the first glass might have come from a bottle that had been sitting around a bit. The second was much better.
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Not much choice of reds in GC...

This was the 'choice' of red wine at GC North last weekend....




Fine if you like Pinot (and the Santenay was okay) but perhaps a tad one-dimensional!

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Old Jan 16, 14, 6:40 am
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Hi,

I am at T5 GF and having Tattinger Prelude ( pretty good) also there is the Castleneau and the Tattinger Rose

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Old Jan 16, 14, 7:41 am
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Spending some morning hours in TF Flounge yesterday, I found Chteau Batailley 2006 drinking very well with the English Breakfast. Especially, the freshly cooked slices of soft black pudding distributed at the buffet just when entering, was a good match for that wine.

Coming to think of it, I recall no champagne beeing consumed - won't happen again!
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Old Jan 16, 14, 10:08 pm
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LGW Terraces

Whites:
2012 Elizabeth Spencer (Sauv Blanc)
2011 Esser (Chardonnay)
2012 Cycles Gladiator (Pinot Grigio)
2012 The Tin Mine "Zevenwacht"
2012 Kleine Zalze
2012 Mullineux

(going to guess the last three are just chenin blancs)

Reds:
2009 Ch. Haut Selve
2010 Ch. Lamothe Cissac
2010 Merry Edwards (Pinot Noir)
2012 Cycles Gladiator (Pinot Noir)
2012 Chono (Pinot Noir)

Forgot to ask about sparkling wine.
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LPGS sighting in the T3 Flounge this morning, I am pleased to say :-)
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Originally Posted by loungesnob View Post
LPGS sighting in the T3 Flounge this morning, I am pleased to say :-)
I am jealous!
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Fancy wines are great but how about some decent (bottled ugh) ale? That's not to say that I don't find London Pride quite good...

On a recent trip to my local B&M there were numerous award winning ones from very small and interesting breweries for around 1.40 a bottle! Not a great expenditure to keep the Northern sorts happy. Coniston Bluebird would go down a treat. Maybe a different ale every month with some hazy-link to BA's regional services .
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Originally Posted by Spadge55 View Post
FYI Pleasureflyer ...... BA ClubWorld is supplied by Patriarche while Bibendum supply First Class.
Other way round, surely? Bibendum supplies WT, ET, CE; Patriarche supplies CW, F.

In any event, I don't think it is healthy for BA to rely on only one or two suppliers.
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
Fancy wines are great but how about some decent (bottled ugh) ale? That's not to say that I don't find London Pride quite good...

On a recent trip to my local B&M there were numerous award winning ones from very small and interesting breweries for around 1.40 a bottle! Not a great expenditure to keep the Northern sorts happy. Coniston Bluebird would go down a treat. Maybe a different ale every month with some hazy-link to BA's regional services .
It is rather odd, that JFK Terraces has better beer selection, than GF/CCR in LHR!

I would think that some smaller breweries would sponsor some of their products to CCR/GF. Would be a very cheap display for them to showcase their products.
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