The results of the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards 2005 were announced this week at London Olympia’s Business Travel Show. The annual awards, in association with Wine International, celebrate the best airline wines in long haul business and first class, in a variety of categories from Best Sparkling Wine, to Most Original Wine List.
This year’s competition was the largest ever, attracting entrants from over 30 airlines, with the wines being judged during a two-day blind tasting organised by Wine International magazine and the International Wine Challenge.
Among the winners unveiled at the show were Singapore Airlines for Best White in Business Class, and Emirates for Best Fortified or Sweet in First Class, while British Airways received the Special Award for outstanding range of wines in their onboard wine list. The awards were presented by Charles Metcalfe, Associate Editor of Wine International and one of this year’s judges.
Says Tom Otley, editor of Business Traveller: ‘Cellars in the Sky features some of the finest wines offered in business and first class on long haul flights, and we are proud that the competition continues to go from strength to strength.’