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First Cabin:
Bubbles: LPGS, Jacquart Rosé Mosaïque NV, Bolney Estate Vintage Blanc de Blancs

Reds: Chateau Cantemerle 2008 Cru Classe Haut Medoc. 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Geol 2014 Bodegas Tomas Cusine Costers, Spain. Ch teau Rouget 2008 Pomerol, Sileni Estate The Plateau Pinot Noir 2014. Acústic Celler Ritme 2014

Whites: 2014 Meursault Bouchard Pere et Fils. Cheninsolite 2014 Anjou Blanc (sweet). 2015 Pinot Gris, Oregon USA. Saint-Aubin Premier Cru La Chateniere 2014. Pouilly-Fumé 2015, Domaine des Cassiers. Tellurian Heathcote Fiano 2015

CCR:

Bubbles: LPGS
Reds: 2009 Chateau Olivier, Pessac-Leognan; 2014 Shannon Rockview Ridge; 2014 REX HILL Willamette Valley
Whites: 2013 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent; 2015 Paul Culver Elgin; 2015 Fox Gordon Princess Fiano

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Duval LeRoy 2006

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Old Apr 28, 18, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by bonoglobetrotter View Post
On a separate note, in late March, a lounge attendant in SIN told me that champagne is no longer avail on demand in BA's business lounges. Is this true? 😭
I was in the MAN lounge in early March and got a glass of champagne so I am not sure that is true.
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Old Apr 28, 18, 4:26 pm
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My luck...T5 GF was Jacquart everywhere today, the nauseating Castelnau was served on my CW flight which I returned straightaway after one sip despite clearly asking the staff for the Henriot ( they didn’t have a clue other than white or rose- the menu offered henriot white and castleno in white and rose but this detail was lost on them)
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Old Apr 28, 18, 4:47 pm
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... despite clearly asking the staff for the Henriot ( they didn’t have a clue other than white or rose- the menu offered henriot white and castleno in white and rose but this detail was lost on them)
Sadly I've found that to be the case too often. One even said to me "Why? Are you fussy?".

The other issue is that even if you get clued up staff, sometimes BA doesn't even stock what's on the menu. That's happened three times in the last few months.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 12:46 am
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Originally Posted by nh1980 View Post
My luck...T5 GF was Jacquart everywhere today, the nauseating Castelnau was served on my CW flight which I returned straightaway after one sip despite clearly asking the staff for the Henriot ( they didn’t have a clue other than white or rose- the menu offered henriot white and castleno in white and rose but this detail was lost on them)
Im liking the Jacquart far more than the Henriot at T5GF. Never quite took to it when Tattinger went out the door.

Hope this change is permanent, heard a rumour it was just temporary due to Henriot supply issues. Might also explain why a lack of this on CW too. Not sure if true, or just an urban myth.
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
I was in the MAN lounge in early March and got a glass of champagne so I am not sure that is true.
Yes I’m there pretty much every week and not had a knock back yet!
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Old Apr 30, 18, 6:23 am
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Wine situation in LGW GF yesterday was as follows;

Champagne - Taittinger NV Brut and Jacquart Rose
Whites - a Gavi, a Chilean Chardonnay and an Australian Marsanne/Rousanne blend
Reds - a South African red blend, a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon and a Californian Pinot Noir.

Nothing particularly exciting at all compared to even one year ago.
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LGW GF today and, to add to the above, there is also the Taittinger 2009 Millesime. Very nice indeed it is too.
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LGW GF today and, to add to the above, there is also the Taittinger 2009 Millesime. Very nice indeed it is too.
That is a definite improvement!
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Old May 19, 18, 9:18 am
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I’ve taken a couple of short band CE flights the last couple of days and on both of them Monopole has made an appearance. On MAN-LHR there was a mixture of Champagne de Castelnau and Monopole. On my connection there was only Monopole available. Drinking the two side-by-side, I definitely prefer the Castelnau.

I suspect this is a supply issue rather than a change in the offering.
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Not sure what happened on today's flight from Brussels... Never expected to see Monopole ever again .... And they only had one! I'm confused.... Any ideas?
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Old Jun 9, 18, 6:50 am
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After a recent drought of old world wines, very nice to see the return of Pierre Andre Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru to GF T3 today. There's also Feuillat-Juilott Montagny 1st Cru Les Coeres plus a Spanish wine promotion of red, white and rose wines.
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Originally Posted by Grafton001 View Post
After a recent drought of old world wines, very nice to see the return of Pierre Andre Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru to GF T3 today. There's also Feuillat-Juilott Montagny 1st Cru Les Coeres plus a Spanish wine promotion of red, white and rose wines.


There was a very drinkable 2011 French red in EDI GC on Thurs. Can't recall exactly what though ...
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Old Jun 11, 18, 4:23 am
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Originally Posted by Grafton001 View Post
After a recent drought of old world wines, very nice to see the return of Pierre Andre Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru to GF T3 today. There's also Feuillat-Juilott Montagny 1st Cru Les Coeres plus a Spanish wine promotion of red, white and rose wines.
Great news.
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They’ve upped their game with Chanson Pere et Fils Puligny-Montrachet Champs Gains Premier Cru 2011 today in GF T3, crisp and fresh.

The Rose champagne is still Jeepers Grand Rose NV.

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