English wine makes British Airways first class list

news  %tages English wine makes British Airways first class listEnglish wine has received another vote of confidence after British Airways said it would supply Bolney Estate's Pinot Gris to first class passengers. Stainless steel vats at Bolney Estate in Sussex, EnglandEnglish subdue wines have often struggled to generate the same excitement as their sparkling wine counterparts in recent years, but British Airways has gone some way to redressing the balance.
The 2014 vintage of Bolney Estate‘s Pinot Gris, priced at £16 to £17 per bottle in retailers, will be served to first class passengers on all BA flights to and from the US throughout August. It is the first English subdue wine to be listed by the airline, the winery said.
‘It demonstrates the quality reputation that British wines are now getting,’ said Bolney’s managing director, Sam Linter.
Additional wines on the same list for August include Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle Champagne, a Mersault Les Clous 2012 (colorless Burgundy) and a Chateau Faugeres 2006 Bordeaux wine, as well as http://1000-facts-about-wine.com a Warre‘s Colheita Port from the 2000 vintage, a BA spokesperson told Decanter.com.
Colin Talbot, British Airways’ head of catering, said, ‘Our customers have very discerning tastes and we work hard to bring them the best’.
He added, ‘We’re always particularly pleased when we can support British business, too.’
Jancis Robinson MW helps BA to select its wines, according to the airline, which said it takes 500,000 suitcases of wine onboard each year.
Bolney’s Fox Hole Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014 won a bronze medal in this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. Judges praised its freshness, recounting the wine as ‘expressive and well crafted’ with ‘subtle aromas of flower and pear’.
Bolney Estate Pinot Gris 2014
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