Really BA? [wine dispensers in IAD lounge]

Old Aug 14, 18, 5:43 pm
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Really BA? [wine dispensers in IAD lounge]

When I thought that BA is trying to improve, that’s what I see in the lounge in Washington DC lounge. Boxed wine...Boxed wine
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Old Aug 14, 18, 5:56 pm
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I saw this last week! I thought it quite risqué for an American Lounge allowing under 21's in and all...
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That seems to be very poor presentation and poor taste, but how is the wine itself?

Also, it's quite interesting that they don't have a manned bar at the AA Flagship Lounges, and everyone is free to pour themselves the odd flute of champagne.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 6:25 pm
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Where is the boxed wine?

What the photo is showing is a wine dispenser - that doesn't imply that the wine is boxed, just that it is being offered from a dispenser rather than leaving bottles out

What wine was actually being offered?
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Old Aug 14, 18, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
Where is the boxed wine?

What the photo is showing is a wine dispenser - that doesn't imply that the wine is boxed, just that it is being offered from a dispenser rather than leaving bottles out

What wine was actually being offered?

The wine that is offered is on those gert big cards inside the plastic
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Old Aug 14, 18, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
Where is the boxed wine?

What the photo is showing is a wine dispenser - that doesn't imply that the wine is boxed, just that it is being offered from a dispenser rather than leaving bottles out

What wine was actually being offered?
well if it would have been just a dispenser then it would have shown the bottles but that one does not
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Old Aug 14, 18, 7:46 pm
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I saw this last week! I thought it quite risqué for an American Lounge allowing under 21's in and all...
Why? There are plenty of lounges in the US that are self serve.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 8:09 pm
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The wine that is offered is on those gert big cards inside the plastic
Except that it isn't clear enough for me to read from the photo

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well if it would have been just a dispenser then it would have shown the bottles but that one does not
Why would it have done?

That the wine is in a dispenser means only that it is in a dispenser ; it does not follow on that the wine must be from a box or even that it is any lower a quality of wine that would have been offered if bottles were being used
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But it quite clearly says it's dispensed from a keg, not from a box or a bottle. The explanatory card seems quite comprehensive, though the presentation could be a bit better.
Seems reasonable to me - surely the issue is whether the quality is better, same or degraded?
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Here is the Sauvignon Blanc: $12/l

Regency Wine & Liquor Camarey Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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I don’t have a problem with this if it helps to reduce waste and maintains the quality of the wine. If it saves some money as well then all to the better.
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The wine descriptors mean I’d personally stick to the sparkling water...
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From the photo, and with Google help, the dispenser system seems to be like this one



It's no carton, but I can't help myself in doubting about the quality of the wine used with this system...
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Old Aug 15, 18, 12:14 am
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I saw this two weeks ago. It looks really cheap and nasty. I stuck to the Yuengling and IPA!
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Old Aug 15, 18, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by Dambus View Post
Here is the Sauvignon Blanc: $12/l

Regency Wine & Liquor Camarey Sauvignon Blanc 2015

And according to a Google cache webpage, New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet once sold 20-litre kegs of the Camarey Pinot Noir at the same price, $239.99 / $12 a litre.
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