The EK Wine Thread

Old May 4, 2018, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by sydtogla
Are those what I think they are?
Only the finest that DXB can provide!

It's quite a walk to McDs from the champagne bar. They were semi-cold when I ate them.

But maybe that's because I spent several minutes arranging them into an Instagram-worthy pattern on the plate.
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Old May 5, 2018, 3:24 pm
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Put back a bottle of P2 and Cheval Blanc on a flight back from Europe.

P2 was glorious, made the 2009 DP taste like Veuve.
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Old May 5, 2018, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by reigndrop
Put back a bottle of P2 and Cheval Blanc on a flight back from Europe.
Now Cheval Blanc is something I'm looking forward to having some of in the lounge. I may not fly F much but I can take the scraps in the F/J lounge for sure.
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Old May 6, 2018, 7:43 pm
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I've got 2 questions:

Is P2 only being served ex-DXB?

Did anyone else get served Veuve 09 last week in J when it was only supposed to be NV?
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Old May 7, 2018, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla
I've got 2 questions:

Is P2 only being served ex-DXB?

Did anyone else get served Veuve 09 last week in J when it was only supposed to be NV?
No, it on the routes its served.
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Old May 7, 2018, 10:42 am
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according to the online menu its serverd on mxp-jfk route also. Not flying till next month, but looking forward/hoping thats accurate.
https://www.emirates.com/english/exp...ning/wine.aspx
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Old Jun 25, 2018, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla
I've got really poor options coming my way in J and F on ULH routes this month. In J only one red (M. Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Shiraz 2014). What is going on?
Was there one red in the end? My menus for both my upcoming J flights are also showing this and it would be rather disappointing
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Old Jun 25, 2018, 9:56 am
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My menu for next month shows three reds and no white in First, two whites and one red in Business. This can't be true.

BTW, one of the reds is Chateau Margaux 1998; can't wait.

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Old Jun 26, 2018, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by shuly
My menu for next month shows three reds and no white in First, two whites and one red in Business. This can't be true.

BTW, one of the reds is Chateau Margaux 1998; can't wait.

Shuly
they’ll definitely load more stuff. Online just shows a certain amount but onboard it’s always online + a couple other options
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Old Jun 26, 2018, 1:17 pm
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The 98 Margaux is spectacular. It needs a bit of time in the carafe to open though.
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Old Jun 27, 2018, 4:34 am
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P2 on DXB-DUB a couple of weeks ago was a pleasant surprise. A small extra in the grand scheme of things but more than enough to shift future booking preferences!
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Old Jun 27, 2018, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by shuly
My menu for next month shows three reds and no white in First, two whites and one red in Business. This can't be true.

BTW, one of the reds is Chateau Margaux 1998; can't wait.

Shuly
Is that the ‘premier’ Chateau Margaux tatter than the Pavilion Rouge which they had on board a few months ago? That would be amazing! The Pavilion Rouge in itself was already fantastic and it is their ‘second choice’.
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Old Jun 27, 2018, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by thijsseh


Is that the ‘premier’ Chateau Margaux tatter than the Pavilion Rouge which they had on board a few months ago? That would be amazing! The Pavilion Rouge in itself was already fantastic and it is their ‘second choice’.
I'l have to wait until mid-July to know.

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Old Jun 27, 2018, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by thijsseh
Is that the ‘premier’ Chateau Margaux
Yes, it is the real deal and from what I read it's part of what they announced as the "Emirates Vintage Collection" (see press release below). It's an incredibly remarkable selection. I have a few sectors coming up on some routes that are showing the Margaux and the Cheval Blanc. I hope they actually deliver and that it's not going to be just 1 bottle per flight.

https://www.emirates.com/media-centr...age-collection

Emirates uncorks its finest wines from the cellar, launching the Emirates Vintage Collection

Wines have been stored for up to 15 years in Emirates’ exclusive cellar in Burgundy

Dubai, UAE, 2 May 2018 – Emirates has launched the Emirates Vintage Collection – a selection of fine wines from its cellar in Burgundy which have been stored for up to 15 years. The four wines to be included this year are the Ch teau Cheval Blanc 2004, Ch teau Haut Brion 2004, Ch teau Mouton Rothschild 2001 and Ch teau Margaux 1998. Due to limited availability, these exclusive wines will be served in First Class on select routes for a limited period.

Since 2006, Emirates has been buying wines for long term storage, many of which were purchased ‘en Primeur’ or when they were still in barrel. The Emirates Vintage Collection represents the most prestigious of these wines, a rare selection that is difficult to source. The airline has managed to procure large parcels, thanks to its unique approach to buying wines. It has built direct relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards to handpick and secure the most exclusive and rare wines for its customers.

“We went direct to the winemakers, handpicked these vintages and then cellared them for up to 15 years in Burgundy before we decided they were ready to be served. It has taken a great deal of patience, investment and long-term planning. Our aim has always been to surprise and delight our customers and they are in for a treat with this selection,” said Joost Heymeijer, Senior Vice President, Inflight Catering, Emirates.

He added: “Every effort was taken to present the wines from the Emirates Vintage Collection in the best possible way. We spent time training our cabin crew, redesigning our glassware and creating a food pairing menu to ensure that when you savour these great wines on board, it’s no different than the best restaurant in the world’s top cities.”

The Emirates Vintage Collection was launched on board last week on a special flight to Paris with the Ch teau Cheval Blanc 2004. Arnaud de Laforcade, Commercial Director of the Estate, gave customers a surprise wine masterclass at 40,000 feet in the iconic Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge. The special tasting gave customers the chance to savour the Ch teau Cheval Blanc 2004 and 2006.

Special dishes have also been created to be paired with each wine from the Emirates Vintage Collection. The airline’s culinary team worked with its in-house sommeliers to develop dishes that would best complement the wines and offer a fine dining experience on board.

In keeping with its regionally inspired menus, a unique dish was chosen for each route and wine. On flights to and from Dublin for example, the Ch teau Cheval Blanc 2004 will be paired with Irish grass-fed beef fillet served with a potato dauphinoise, creamed leek and spinach, baby carrots and a shallot jus. The same wine will be paired with a seared venison served with a thyme jus, blanched kohlrabi, baby carrots and broccolini on flights to Geneva.

The four wines will be staggered throughout the year on various routes in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia. The selection is a testament to Emirates’ continued investment in Bordeaux wines – a staple on its wines lists. Last year alone, the airline purchased USD 56 million worth of wines and champagne in France. Since 2006, the airline has invested USD 780 million in wine from around the world to give its customers an unmatched culinary experience on board. Today, the airline has a world class offering of over 80 fine wines and champagnes served across its network daily.

Over the next few years, more wines will be added to the Emirates Vintage Collection once they have reached optimal maturity. The Emirates cellar currently holds 4.7 million bottles of wine - some of which will only be served in 2027.
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Old Jul 1, 2018, 9:10 pm
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Am flying dxb - sfo later this month and I see that Au Sommet 2012 is on board. Anyone had this wine before? How was it? Description sounds very good. I hate to admit I live in Sonoma County and had not heard of this winery before.

(I can't spend the whole flight drinking P2)!

Thanks for your help.
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