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Krug is out, Deutz is in for CX F (Actually Krug is still in)

Krug is out, Deutz is in for CX F (Actually Krug is still in)

Old Jan 2, 16, 10:37 pm
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Krug is out, Deutz is in for CX F (Actually Krug is still in)

Update 2/16 Krug is still being poured in F. I just flew LAX-HKG and it was there. Sorry for the confusion.

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I flew in CX F last night and was surprised to see that they are now serving 2005 Deutz Blanc de Blanc in F for 2016. My F flight two days ago had Krug, so apparently the change was made on January 1st.

I have never been a fan of Krug, compared to the fine vintage Champagnes that other airlines serve. But I kept an open mind about the Deutz as I gave it a serious tasting.

My assessment is that it's exceptional and it's a dead-ringer for the incredible 2002 Salon that JL served in F.

Professional reviews score the 2005 Deutz at 93-95 points, and I would definitely put it at the high end of that scale.

Kudos CX you picked a winner.
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Old Jan 2, 16, 11:08 pm
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thanks for the update. It was definitely an uproar when CX last instituted this (Deutz Amour de Deutz vs Krug, sometime around 2008 was the last time they did this), but let's see what happens this time. The Deutz is certainly a lovely Champagne, not carried on other carriers, and if the label was torn off I suspect the peanut gallery wouldn't be any wiser.
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Old Jan 3, 16, 1:47 am
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Which route you flew?
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Old Jan 3, 16, 1:52 am
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Which route you flew?
It was HKG-BKK on a 777 with longhaul config F two rows of 1-1-1 with suites.

The CSD told me that the Deutz was supposed to be system-wide.
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Available in the CX F Lounges as well by any chance??
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BKK is short haul F, wouldn't it have always had the Deutz, no caviar and no amenity kit, like HND?
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Originally Posted by jacobsleather
BKK is short haul F, wouldn't it have always had the Deutz, no caviar and no amenity kit, like HND?
Just as what i thought...
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Standard. Last week. Deutz on SIN-HKG on a rare 744 - only three left in fleet and Krug on HKG-LHR.
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Old Jan 3, 16, 4:11 am
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Standard. Last week. Deutz on SIN-HKG on a rare 744 - only three left in fleet and Krug on HKG-LHR.

The CSD was very surprised about the Deutz, as she said this HKG-BKK flight always had Krug.
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I shall be VERY interested to see what is served onboard my flight to London tomorrow. I shall be very sad if the Krug is gone. Very sad indeed. Holding out hope that this isn't a "systemwide" change.
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Sounds good. Krug is a bad champagne sold at a high price to fool people.
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Originally Posted by AlwaysOnTheRoad View Post
Standard. Last week. Deutz on SIN-HKG on a rare 744 - only three left in fleet and Krug on HKG-LHR.

The CSD was very surprised about the Deutz, as she said this HKG-BKK flight always had Krug.
Im surprised. Its alwys krug for LH and deutz for SH (even for HND)
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
Sounds good. Krug is a bad champagne sold at a high price to fool people.
I wholeheartedly disagree. But hey ho each to their own
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Old Jan 3, 16, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by macabus View Post
The CSD was very surprised about the Deutz, as she said this HKG-BKK flight always had Krug.
Nah, it has been the same as HND and KIX...Deutz, as others are posting. Not Krug. I jumped the gun in my first post...given the SH routing, nothing strange so far.

My suspicion is you met a confused ISM. Let's see what others have received LH so far in 2016.
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Originally Posted by QRC3288 View Post
thanks for the update. It was definitely an uproar when CX last instituted this (Deutz Amour de Deutz vs Krug, sometime around 2008 was the last time they did this), but let's see what happens this time. The Deutz is certainly a lovely Champagne, not carried on other carriers, and if the label was torn off I suspect the peanut gallery wouldn't be any wiser.
Deutz isn't even a terrible champagne-almost as good as Krug.
I would certainly agree though about the last comment.
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