The 2015 BA Champagne and Wine Thread

Old Feb 1, 15, 6:36 am
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Arrow The 2015 BA Champagne and Wine Thread



Fancy a chilled glass of Bollinger Rose or Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle? This thread is dedicated to the discussion of Champagne (and Wine) served on board BA and in the lounges worldwide and is a continuation of last year’s http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ne-thread.html

All updates welcome!

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Recap of 2014

Champagne offerings in 2014 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; Château 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 Fèvre, 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-Fumé 2012, Château 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
  • José Cuervo Especial Reposado
  • Kahlúa
  • 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 Feb 1, 15, 7:57 am
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Wikis in various lounge threads also now updated with link to the new 2015 BA Champagne and Wine Thread.
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Thanks Prospero.

I was somewhat worried that I enjoyed the 2004? Castlenau.

Still miss the days of the vintage Taittinger.

Yes, the wines in CE are virtually undrinkable.

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Old Feb 1, 15, 8:27 am
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In GF this afternoon are the usual Tattinger champagnes plus the Castlenau 2004.

Reds included a single bottle of Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2008 ^ plus endless supply of Newton Johnson 2012 Pinot Noir, Radford Dale Pinot 2013 and The Trafford Syrah 2010.
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can anyone confirm that zacapa xo is still available in First,

on my has trip to bgi it wasn't on the menu, real shame barbados and rum work well together
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Old Feb 1, 15, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by capetown2k View Post
can anyone confirm that zacapa xo is still available in First,

on my has trip to bgi it wasn't on the menu, real shame barbados and rum work well together
Wasn't on the menu to/from JNB a while ago either.
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Originally Posted by Hannibal Lecter View Post
Wasn't on the menu to/from JNB a while ago either.
Perhaps they have it only on routes to Guatemala. I wouldn't be surprised if customers requested only local stuff in some survey.
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Perhaps they have it only on routes to Guatemala. I wouldn't be surprised if customers requested only local stuff in some survey.
They serve Stroh Rum to Austria?
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They serve Stroh Rum to Austria?
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Hurrah! The booze thread. I was getting seriously worried. It's February 1st for Goodness sakes !
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Old Feb 1, 15, 4:56 pm
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In addition to Haig Club perhaps we'll see some other new Diageo product replacing
Zacapa and Tanqueray No. Ten, maybe this one
http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/20...ally-launches/
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That's not a very inspired whisky selection. The standard Bushmills expression is respectable, and that's it IMO.
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I'm still waiting for the day that Campari makes an appearance in the Flounge so that Negronis can be made.
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I think there was an albarino in cw to mia a couple of weeks ago; i might be mixing it up with the mar de frades albarino on iberia, but i recall asking a few times then just pointing at the menu due to the blank looks....followed by a comment of 'excellent choice sir!'. id blame the accent, but the fa was a fellow Scot.
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