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JFK Chelsea Lounge | la mise jour du champagne

Old May 6, 2024, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by Sandy Hopper
I look forward to some later on today!
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Old May 7, 2024, 5:11 pm
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The dom was on as the special champagne this evening.
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Old May 7, 2024, 6:07 pm
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My understanding is that with the new system, the champagne special rotates every week, with a new one introduced each Monday.
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Old May 7, 2024, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by orbitmic
My understanding is that with the new system, the champagne special rotates every week, with a new one introduced each Monday.
there was whispered talk of krug next week
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Old May 7, 2024, 7:34 pm
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So if LPGS was last week, Dom is this week, and Krug is next week, Cristal should be the week after that.
If the above rotation stands, my next visit to Chelsea will be on the last day of the Cristal rotation. Will be pretty disappointed if I end up with LPGS again LOL
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Old May 8, 2024, 3:11 pm
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Plenty of Dom around this afternoon

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Old May 9, 2024, 2:19 pm
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All good speculation but the Chelsea rules defy all logic. Krug today - not complaining!
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Old May 9, 2024, 5:06 pm
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Just popped a fresh bottle of Krug.

Decently packed this evening and feels very hot. Well see what the timing of the food looks like.

Given that it is physically impossible to add windows, they should turn the wall near the lounge chairs into a digital window (or something to that effect) versus the current setup of those sliver picture panels. Would at least give the illusion of not being in a windowless box
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Old May 9, 2024, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ryanbriar
Just popped a fresh bottle of Krug.
Well that squashes the theory of them only rotating the special champagne at the beginning of each week! This was apparently supposed to be Dom week.
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Originally Posted by S.R
This was apparently supposed to be Dom week.
Yes, just when we thought we had figured it out!

That said, I would be celebrating with 'surprise' Krug. Dom is the worst of the bunch, in my view (I don't like any of the Mot champagnes)... Krug > Cristal > LPGS > Ruinart > Dom.
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Old May 10, 2024, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by seanp7
Yes, just when we thought we had figured it out!

That said, I would be celebrating with 'surprise' Krug. Dom is the worst of the bunch, in my view (I don't like any of the Mot champagnes)... Krug > Cristal > LPGS > Ruinart > Dom.
Agreed. I fly EK F enough that I usually dont want Dom anywhere else as its not my favorite.
I just wish there was some consistency as my last few visits have been LPGS only and been told its the champagne of the week.
I love Krug but am really keen to try Cristal!
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Old May 10, 2024, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by S.R
Agreed. I fly EK F enough that I usually dont want Dom anywhere else as its not my favorite.
I just wish there was some consistency as my last few visits have been LPGS only and been told its the champagne of the week.
I love Krug but am really keen to try Cristal!
We had a blinded Champagne tasting with friends a few years ago. None of us rated the Dom first or second of the four bottles (Krug, Veuve yellow label, Dom and Korbel).
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Old May 10, 2024, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by seanp7
That said, I would be celebrating with 'surprise' Krug. Dom is the worst of the bunch, in my view (I don't like any of the Mot champagnes)... Krug > Cristal > LPGS > Ruinart > Dom.
I've got bad news for you - Krug and Ruinart are also LVMH brands.
Speaking as someone also generally not a huge fan - I think Dom is overpriced for what it is (I borderline feel that way about Krug, blasphemy!), find Veuve generally lackluster (had a vintage rose years ago that was really good, and the LGD on board is nice, but the NV is a pass), Ruinart is pleasant, and avoid any of the Moets.
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Old May 10, 2024, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by ijgordon
I've got bad news for you - Krug and Ruinart are also LVMH brands.
Eek, sorry; thanks for pointing that out! (I guess I'm still stuck in 1998?!?)

Originally Posted by ijgordon
Speaking as someone also generally not a huge fan - I think Dom is overpriced for what it is...
Agreed. Of course I will drink it in Chelsea or if I ever travel EK F, but it's not $300 worth. I actually like Piper-Heidsieck (in the AA Flagship lounges) more than Dom...
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Old May 11, 2024, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by seanp7
Eek, sorry; thanks for pointing that out! (I guess I'm still stuck in 1998?!?)

Agreed. Of course I will drink it in Chelsea or if I ever travel EK F, but it's not $300 worth. I actually like Piper-Heidsieck (in the AA Flagship lounges) more than Dom...
For me, the other wines are so bloody good in EK F that the Dom takes a bit of a back seat.

For example, they had two different 2012 Corton Charlemagne Grand Crus on the same menu in the flights that I took last month. I mean, you've just got to try both. I'm certain they must have some serious people buying their wine. It's such a shame BA gave up on that front during the financial crisis, and never tried to recover from its mediocrity.
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