This month British Airways will introduce a novelty to passengers travelling in British Airways First Class – English sparkling wine. The vintage Blanc de Blancs from the Bolney Wine Estate in West Sussex will be served in first class on longhaul flights during the next six months starting now in February, as a complement to the existing selection of wines and champagne.
The wine is a full-bodied Chardonnay with yeasty undertones, complemented by fresh citrus notes.
According to the producer the wine works as well as an aperitif but can also be enjoyed to dishes which will be served in first class this month such as Loch Fyne Kinglas smoked salmon with tartar sauce, watercress panna cotta and Oscietra caviar. The wine also works well with the seasonal salad.
“We are delighted to be adding Bolney Wine Estate’s Vintage Blanc de Blancs as our guest Sparkling Wine. This is the first time we have offered an English Sparkling white wine on board and we think our customers are going to love it. All of our wines are blind tasted by experts to ensure we serve the very best and this English Sparkling Wine came out on top”, says Colin Talbot, Head of Catering at British Airways.