British Airways Introduces Award Winning English Sparkling Wines in Club World Business Class
British Airways is burnishing their British provenance with the introduction of award-winning English sparkling wines in Club World Business Class. Four options will be available on rotation through March 2024, changing every three months.
On Monday (March 27, 2023), British Airways announced the addition of award-winning English sparkling wines in Club World (Business Class). On a rotational basis through March 2024, one new selection by the airline’s Master of Wine will be featured every three months, starting with the Digby Fine English Brut NV, now available. The new options will complement Club World’s current Champagne redsident, Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Silver Non-Vintage Champagne. As mentioned, the first selection will be the Digby Fine English Brut NV, which has three years’ maturation and pairs nicely with Club World menu selections such as the grilled cod with sweet potato mousseline, mozzarella mezzaluna or an after dinner selection of cheeses.
In Monday’s announcement, British Airways’ Director of Onboard Experience, Sajida Ismail, said,
“We know English Sparkling wines have attracted international acclaim over the years and are only growing in popularity, so we’re really excited to offer our customers English Sparkling wines in our Club World cabin. We’re really proud to work with four of the very best wine producers across England to celebrate British provenance and bring exclusive sparkling options for customers to try for themselves on board.”
From July, Club World guests can enjoy the Balfour Rosé de Noirs, grown on the Balfour Hush Estate in Kent, and made exclusively from red grapes. This lighter rosé sparkling wine is an exclusive blend for British Airways. From October, Club World guests can enjoy Simpsons Chalklands Cuvee Brut NV from Kent, which epitomizes English elegance with its pale gold color and delicate notes of crisp green apple. Finally, starting in January 2024, guests can enjoy the Wiston Estate Brut NV from the South Downs, which offers a refreshing flavor with citrus and toasty notes.
British Airways continues to spotlight a destination through their premium wine selection celebrating a different network destination each quarter. From April 2023, the carrier will spotlight wines from the regions surrounding Porto, Portugal in Club World and First Class, with selections including Anselmo Mendes’ Muros Antigos Loureiro Vinho Verde, and Casa Ferreirinha’s Callabriga Douro. Elsewhere, British Airways continues to elevate their drinks portfolio with the launch of Whispering Angel Provence Rosé and The Pale, curated from the same Château d’Esclans vineyards, which are available across the airline’s lounges at London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
Source: British Airways