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Singapore Airlines introduces Taittinger Prelude Champagne in business class

Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus Cuvée NV tasting notes

Singapore Airlines is now serving the Prelude “Grands Crus” from the world renowned Champagne house, Taittinger, one of the few remaining family-owned Champagne houses. Prelude “Grands Crus” is comprises only cuvée (first pressing) and is a blend of 50% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Le Mesnil sur Oger) and 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims area …

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Finnair celebrates its 90th anniversary

By BA Staff Finnair celebrated its 90th anniversary on Friday, 1 November 2013.  The world’s fifth-oldest airline still in operation, Finnair was established in 1923. Today, Finnair specialises in flights between Europe and Asia, offering direct connections from Helsinki to over 60 European destinations and 13 Asian destinations. Over eight million passengers per year fly on Finnair’s all-Airbus fleet. CEO …

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Chef Linton Hopkins winner of “Cabin Pressure Cook-Off,” new Delta chef

By BA Staff Delta Air Lines and FOOD & WINE managzine announced that Chef Linton Hopkins is the winner of the “The Cabin Pressure Cook-Off,” a culinary competition to find the next Delta chef. Chef Hopkins will join the Delta culinary team to consult on BusinessElite menus for flights between Atlanta and Europe beginning in February. Joanne Smith, Delta’s senior …

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The best wines onboard your flight. 2012 Cellars in the Sky awardees.

Once again it is that time of the year to combine two passions, flying and wine. The annual Business Traveller ‘Cellars in the Sky’ awards were presented for the year 2012. The awards have been running since 1985, recognising the best business and first class wines served by airlines worldwide. Over 75 carriers were contacted in the summer of 2012, …

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Qantas has the best wine cellars in the sky

Photo by Flickr user Star5112. Australian carrier Qantas is the big winner at Business Traveller’s 2011 Cellars in the Sky airline wine awards, winning in six categories. Other winners include Delta, Jetstar, LAN Chile, Qatar Airways, TAM, Emirates, Air France and Cathay Pacific. The awards recognise the best business and first class wines served by airlines worldwide, with around 250 …

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VIDEOS: How airlines select Wines, Cheeses and Teas for in-flight menus

British Airways has a series called Height Cuisine. In this post, view two videos showing how the airline selects wines, cheeses, and teas for service on-board their flights. It is quite amazing to learn that seemingly un-connected thing like sound and pressure affect the taste in one’s mouth. Have an enjoyable and profitable week ahead. If it is going to …

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Best wines onboard – Cellars in the sky awards presented

It is that time of the year where I get to combine two of my favourite passions. Aviation and Wine. The annual Cellars in the Sky Awards have been announced, recognising the best business and first class wines served by airlines worldwide. The big winner this year was Qantas, which walked away with four awards — best first class red …

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The best wine cellars in the sky

Very rarely do I get an opportunity to combine my two passions of aviation and wine and write about it. A very special thanks to the In-flight Supervisor on a recent Singapore Airlines flight who went in to the first class cellar and served me a superlative Chateau Leoville Poyferre, St. Julien, Bordeaux. Even at 35,000ft, it was one the …

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The great Indian wine war

WINE PRICES IN BANGALORE HEADED INTO THE STRATOSPHERE ! You might be surprised at a wine article in my aviation blog, but wine is a subject close to my heart. The convoluted alcoholic beverages policy in India, makes each state, akin to another country, each with their own cumbersome taxes and regulations. The recent collapse of the Doha round of …

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