The EK Wine Thread

Old Nov 18, 2023, 7:15 pm
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I was really hoping for Opus One. This selection is really quite disappointing departing in F from LAX. Any recommendations? Most seem to also be in J.




The app also shows this one but not on the printed menu:



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Old Jan 7, 2024, 4:56 pm
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Selections lately seem to be somewhat uninspiring in F compared to 2023. Hopefully they improve soon.. or has anyone has seen anything outstanding recently?
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Old Jan 7, 2024, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by SEA737
Selections lately seem to be somewhat uninspiring in F compared to 2023. Hopefully they improve soon.. or has anyone has seen anything outstanding recently?
My flight in F in March from DXB to IAH has the Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Bouchard Pere & Fils 2013
It should make a good pairing with the Tandoori Lobster
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Old Jan 7, 2024, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Moflav
My flight in F in March from DXB to IAH has the Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Bouchard Pere & Fils 2013
It should make a good pairing with the Tandoori Lobster
Thats not too bad. Now Im seeing that on an upcoming flight too, but only two reds. Hopefully theyll add something interesting there
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Old Jan 7, 2024, 11:23 pm
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Question about DP in F....... I will be flying EK F for the first time next month. I happened to be looking at my reservation and clicked out of curiosity to see what they had listed for Wines. My HKG-DXB (on A380) segment is showing DP available, but on the DXB-ORD segment (on 777-300) it doesn't list any champagne options..... is this simply a website issue, or will there actually not be any champagne on this second segment. Thought with EK having exclusive rights for DP, that an international long-haul flight would have DP as an option.
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by Brostman
Question about DP in F....... I will be flying EK F for the first time next month. I happened to be looking at my reservation and clicked out of curiosity to see what they had listed for Wines. My HKG-DXB (on A380) segment is showing DP available, but on the DXB-ORD segment (on 777-300) it doesn't list any champagne options..... is this simply a website issue, or will there actually not be any champagne on this second segment. Thought with EK having exclusive rights for DP, that an international long-haul flight would have DP as an option.
Website issue, all F flights feature DP.
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Old Jan 9, 2024, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by chris63
Website issue, all F flights feature DP.
Correct (except the Saudi ones ).
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Old Jan 10, 2024, 1:48 pm
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Yeah noticing on my flight from both sfo to dubai and then on to capetown no champagne listed and pretty boring reds. hoping they change that.
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Old Jan 10, 2024, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Chief Champagne Officer
Yeah noticing on my flight from both sfo to dubai and then on to capetown no champagne listed and pretty boring reds. hoping they change that.
The Champagne situation will change (certainly on board) and there should be at least one decent red (although, unfortunately, lately I have see more lower level AND off vintage Bordeaux…). You’ll find the better stuff in the lounges at DXB so check that out during your connection. It’s also a much better environment to appreciate the wines.
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Old Jan 10, 2024, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Chief Champagne Officer
Yeah noticing on my flight from both sfo to dubai and then on to capetown no champagne listed and pretty boring reds. hoping they change that.
Odd, clearly listed in the app on my flights to & from HKG Dom 2013.
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Old Jan 11, 2024, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by chris63
Odd, clearly listed in the app on my flights to & from HKG Dom 2013.
Yes, thats what I see too.
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by pjm1300
Ok, we are dealing with an absolute disaster in the wine department...

From what I can see and based on my recent flights in F... EK have officially ditched Chateau d'Yquem and replaced it with Chteau Suduiraut.

However I have seen one thing that I am very excited about and that is the addition of Chteau Smith Haut Lafitte blanc 2013 to the wine lists to Europe and America's routes which is amazing!
Panic partly over:

dYquem 2014 on EK385

but not on flights to LON. Too many drinkers there probably
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Old Jan 15, 2024, 8:54 pm
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Old Jan 16, 2024, 3:17 pm
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I'm not a huge Dom fan. Still hoping for a day when EK decides to add another premium champagne to F. Krug or LPGS would be a great addition.
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Old Jan 16, 2024, 6:45 pm
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Originally Posted by S.R
I'm not a huge Dom fan. Still hoping for a day when EK decides to add another premium champagne to F. Krug or LPGS would be a great addition.
This is unlikely to happen for several years considering the exclusivity deal with DP.
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