BA wins Best International First Class Wines Award

Picking up the Global Traveller Magazine award for the second year running.

Global Traveller magazine has this month released the results of its ninth annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Competition, the leading wine competition within the business and luxury travel industry.

BA wins best international first class wines award34 airlines participated, submitting a total of 162 wines, which were blind tasted by a selection of expert judges from a wide range of specialties including sommeliers, wine shop owners and winemakers.

 We are pleased to report the Best Overall International First Class Wines Award for the second year in a row, went to British Airways with its First Class wines supplied by Bibendum. Airlines are required to submit five different wines — two red wines, two white wines and one sparkling wine/Champagne to be eligible.

Lynn McClelland, head of catering for British Airways, commented: “We are thrilled to have been recognized for our wine choices in first class. The award represents our very discerning customers, and we are delighted that it has been such a positive experience for them.”

Working alongside Bibendum, BA pours around 120,000 bottles a year and changes the wine menu each month in first class, tailoring the wine list to each route to showcase wines from the destination continent.

Congratulations to all the team at British Airways on another great win.

Find out how we work with BA to select the right wines to serve at 30,000 feet. Read more.

Rob Pickard
10th June 2013

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