British Airways introduces its first-ever English sparkling white wine to its First class menu between February and September. The full-bodied Vintage Blanc de Blancs comes from the West Sussex-based winery Bolney Wine Estate. The English sparkling wine will join Laurent-Perrier Grande Siècle and Jacquart Mosaïque Rosé NV on the Champagne and Sparkling Wine menu. The airline also took home five awards at Business Traveller’s “Cellars in the Sky 2016 Awards”, including the Best Overall Wine Cellar.
British Airways’ full list of awards at The Business Traveller “Cellars in the Sky 2016 Awards”
- Best Overall Cellar – Gold Medal
- Best Business Class Cellar – Silver Medal
- Best Business Class Sparkling – Silver Medal – Champagne de Castelnau Brut Reserve, NV, France
- Best First Class Red – Silver Medal – Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2012, Martinborough, New Zealand
- Best First Class Fortified/Dessert – Bronze Medal – Mullineaux Olerasay Number One, NV, Swartland, South Africa
Last year British Airways’ First customers consumed more than 160,000 bottles of Champagne, 133,000 bottles of red wine and 150,000 bottles of white wine on board flights. The airline also introduced new washbags earlier this year in collaboration with top British brand, Liberty London.
British Airways has also launched a collection of comedy videos for ‘Red Nose Day’ (Friday 24 March), starring David Walliams, Emma Bunton and Tom Daley dressed as British Airways staff surprising customers in support of Comic Relief – the airline’s charity partner.
Launched today on British Airways’ YouTube page, the final film features all three celebrities undercover in Terminal 5. There are also three separate edits of each of the celebrities available to view.