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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

Galleries First T5:
Duval LeRoy 2006

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Club Europe:
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Old Feb 9, 17, 1:46 pm
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The BA Champagne & Wine thread

I suppose we'll give this another go. However, with the recent dismal offering except for CCR and F, can we even bother about keeping track of the other lounges and cabins?

GF last week was a sad sight. 3 rather average new world reds and 3 equally poor whites. Not even a basic Chablis.
Champagne is now Henriot.

At least First hasn't been entirely enhanced.

First Cabin:
Bubbles: LPGS, Tattinger 2006, Rose Champagne

Reds: Chateau Cantemerle 2008 Cru Classe Haut Medoc. 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Geol 2014 Bodegas Tomas Cusine Costers, Spain

Whites: 2014 Meursault Bouchard Pere et Fils. Cheninsolite 2014 Anjou Blanc (sweet). 2015 Pinot Gris, Oregon USA.

CCR:


Galleries First T5:


Please update and edit OP as libations change.
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Well done for resurrecting this thread. Like you I don't hold out much hope for the F Lounge. But let's see. Though early reports from Gatwick aren't exactly encouraging.
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Please update and edit OP as libations change.
would be helpful if it was a wiki
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Hi Petrus, can we close down the 2016 please? http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...thread-23.html

Current CCR wine list as of 20 January:


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Well, the bubbles in First have changed:

LPGS is still there, but they now have:

Bolney Estate Vintage Blanc de Blancs (English Sparkling Wine)
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Jacquart Rose Mosaique NV

I tried the Bolney last week, and it was smashing. Very effervescent and foamy on the first few sips, but it then settles down. Reminded me very much of Aldi's Veuve Monsigny (which i suppose is a good review for an English Sparkling Wine!). About time British Airways have a British Wine on the menu.

The Rose on the other hand was rank.
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I'll stick with the LPGS thank you. Let's let the French make the wine and the UK make the ales and malt whiskey.
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I'll stick with the LPGS thank you. Let's let the French make the wine and the UK make the ales and malt whiskey.
Each to their own etc, but I wouldn't dismiss English sparkling wines, made by méthode champenoise.

Nyetimber, from Sussex, frequently wins international 'Champagne' awards, over the best that the French put up. Give it a try sometime - it is superb IMHO.

I have no reason to doubt that Bolney is also good, from a similar district to Nyetimber.
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I'd be very happy if BA would serve Nyetimber instead of Castelnau.
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... About time British Airways have a British Wine on the menu.
I think they have once. Wasn't Balfour Rosé served in First a few years back? Or have too many glasses of wine at lunch clouded my memory?
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Old Feb 10, 17, 10:34 am
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Hi Petrus, can we close down the 2016 please? http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...thread-23.html

Current CCR wine list as of 20 January:


Done (by one of my mod colleagues).
The red wine list is spectacular! Have to be back in CCR soon.
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I think they have once. Wasn't Balfour Rosé served in First a few years back? Or have too many glasses of wine at lunch clouded my memory?
You are correct. It's not the first English sparkling.
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and the UK make the ales and malt whiskey.
Well, I for one wouldn't mind some of the top Japanese whiskies. When talking Scottish miracles, I certainly wouldn't mind BA putting their hands on some of the few remaining stocks of Port Ellen and serving to us, but the whiskies they are currently offering are totally uninteresting, even in F.
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I'll stick with the LPGS thank you. Let's let the French make the wine and the UK make the ales and malt whiskey.
always happy to see anyone doing their own thing. The current English sparkler is good and can hold its own with some of the special club champagne. Sometimes it pays to look beyond the stereotype and work on the taste not the label.

I'm delighted to see that in F BA load some cheap crowd pleaser French rose stuff and saved the budget for a good English bubbler
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Well, I for one wouldn't mind some of the top Japanese whiskies. When talking Scottish miracles, I certainly wouldn't mind BA putting their hands on some of the few remaining stocks of Port Ellen and serving to us, but the whiskies they are currently offering are totally uninteresting, even in F.

These days the best that you can hope for is that they are not replaced
with indian tetra pak whisky

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LHR T5 GF last week. A pretty sad bunch of whites.

Graves
Soave Classico
ZA chardonnay that retails for c£7

The Soave was the pick of the bunch. I'm really not keen on the Henriot champagne. And for the first time ever the chicken curry off the menu was really unpleasant. All rather disappointing.

I then flew to Doha where I am sorry to report that the whites in the Al Mourjan business lounge were - Billecart-Salmon Brut excepted - even worse. I drank red Margaux. Well, I say 'drank', but the first two glasses from two different bottles were corked. I gave up and had a gin and tonic. It was Beefeater. So the grass isn't always greener.

Perhaps I should just give up drinking?
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