The big picture: Cellars in the Sky Awards 2012
Published: 05/02/2013 - Filed under: News »
The annual Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky awards were presented last night (Monday February 4) at the Dorchester hotel in London by Charles Metcalfe, co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge.
Guests were treated to a selection of the winning wines in the Orchid Room of the Dorchester after the awards and here we have a selection of photographs from the ceremony and subsequent celebrations, as well as a short video of Charles at work.
To see the full list of winners, click here.
VintageKrug - 05/02/2013 14:37
Good to see British Airways winning the Best First Class White:
1.British Airways – Vincent Girardin Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru le Champ Gain, 2007, Burgundy, France
BeckyBoop - 05/02/2013 16:11
Yes but still way off the competition. I am surprised Qantas & Air New Zealand didn’t score more favourably.
Alasdair - 06/02/2013 12:39
Qantas score the BEST cellar in the sky, justifiably. Also up there which regardless of route was Qatar which also offers a consistently excellent cellar. However, what is quite dismal, is the performance of British Airways. Premium passengers like us put up with very mediocre wines in Club and apparently (having never flown First), generally, wines on offer there are just as hit or miss.
In an area where BA have the opportunity to excel, and having had the in-house assistance of Jancis Robinson, it just isn't good enough.
AndyNeedham - 29/03/2013 08:36
I'm surprised that the Graham's Single Harvest Tawny Port 1969, Douro, on offer in Emirates First Class, doesn't feature (it's fantastic). Maybe it wasn't entered - reading the criteria, it seems airlines had the option to enter whichever categories they wished to. Would be interesting to see the full lists of wines entered by each airline. Great article and (as is to be expected from the experts) some total common sense comments re Bordeaux at 30,000 feet, for example. I'm still amazed how many people opt for it in the face of more altitude-friendly options...
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