Cathay Pacific Airways was voted to have entered the most outstanding single wine in the prestigious Business Traveller Asia Pacific Airline Wine competition held last month in Hong Kong. Fifteen airlines entered the competition submitting a total of 89 Business Class wines. Cathay Pacific`s Antinori Tignanello 1996 came first in the Top Red Wine category and gained the highest score overall. The airline also took second place in the Top Airline Cellars category.
The 14 Hong Kong-based judges awarded Cathay Pacific`s Antinori Tignanello 1996 a score of 17.65 points out of a possible 20. One of the judges, Simon Tam, CEO of Tam Group-Asia Wine Consultants, said of the wine: “This is a first-class passenger on a business-class ticket.” In addition to gaining the top scoring wine overall, Cathay Pacific placed fifth in the top white wine category with its Beringer Founders` Estate 1998.
Cathay Pacific`s Manager Catering Services Adrian Ort said: “We are extremely pleased that one of our wines placed first in such a high-quality competition. As a service-oriented airline, we aim to give our passengers the very best inflight experience we can. That includes going to great lengths to select the best wines from around the world.”
The wines entered in the competition were judged in three categories: red wines, white wines, and champagnes and sparkling wines. The wines were selected for overall immediate drinkability and value for money.
Hong Kong`s airline Cathay Pacific wins a wide range of awards from both customers and the industry. The airline was recently awarded “Best Airline-Club Lounge” in the Robb Report magazine`s twelfth annual “Best of the Best” awards. The airline was also recently voted “Best Airline Business Class” by Travel Trade Gazette Asia magazine for the third year in succession.