British Airways set to serve English sparkling wine for first time

British Airways set to serve English sparkling wine for first time

British Airways is set to add an English sparkling wine to their first class menu this month.

The airline will be listing Bolney Wine Estate’s Vintage Blanc de Blancs from the West Sussex based winery as their guest sparkling wine in First for six months.

The smooth and full-bodied vintage Chardonnay wine has delicious yeasty undertones that are complemented by fresh citrus notes.

In addition to working well as an aperitif the wine complements dishes which will be served in First this month such the Loch Fyne Kinglas smoked salmon with tartar sauce, watercress panna cotta and Oscietra caviar.

Or a Fresh seasonal salad with choice of a blue cheese dressing, both options would work well with the aromas from the wine.

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Colin Talbot, British Airways’ head of catering, said: “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.”

The English sparkling wine will join Laurent Perrier Grande Siecle and Jacquart Mosaique Rose NV on the Champagne and sparkling wine menu.

Last year British Airways’ First customers consumed more than 160,000 bottles of champagne, 133,000 bottles of red wine and 150,000 of white wine on board flights.