Cellars in the Sky Awards 2012: The results

3 Feb 2011 by BusinessTraveller
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AND SHORTLISTED AIRLINES: BUSINESS CLASS   Business Class White 1. American Airlines – Wegeler Bernkasteler Doktor Riesling 2007, Bernkastel, Mosel, Germany 2. Delta Air Lines – Vincent Girardin Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay2008, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France 3. Qantas – Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2008, Yarra Valley, Australia 4 (JOINT) Austrian Airlines – Taferner Gelber Muskateller 2009, Carnuntum, Austria AND Qantas – Kilikanoon Mort’s Block Riesling 2009, Clare Valley, Australia   Business Class Red 1. Air New Zealand – Matariki Syrah 2007, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 2. Qantas – Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2006, Barossa Valley, Australia 3. (JOINT) Etihad – Marchesi de Frescobaldi Luce della Vite Lucente 2006, Tuscany, Italy AND Qatar Airways – Château le Bon Pasteur 2004, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 5. Air New Zealand – Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2008, Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand   Business Class Sparkling 1. Qatar Airways – Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle 1996, Champagne, France 2. Etihad – Henriot Blanc Souverain, Champagne, France 3. (JOINT) British Airways, Qantas and Singapore Airlines – Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve, Champagne, France AND LAN – Louis Roederer Brut Premier, Champagne, France 5. Jet Airways – Dom Pérignon 2002, Champagne, France   Business Class Fortified and Sweet 1. (JOINT) Qatar Airways and All Nippon Airways – Taylor’s 20-Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal 2. Brussels Airlines – Croft Ten-year Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal 3. Lufthansa – Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage 2005, Douro, Portugal 4. Air New Zealand – Coopers Creek Reserve Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2009, New Zealand 5. United Airlines – Sandeman Founders Reserve Port, Douro, Portugal   FIRST CLASS   First Class White 1. Qantas – Peter Lehmann Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2004, Barossa, Australia 2. Qatar Airways – Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2008, Mosel, Germany 3. Emirates – Vincent Girardin Abbaye de Morgeot, Chassagne-Montrachet, Vieilles Vignes, Premier Cru 2006, Burgundy, France 4. Singapore Airlines – Reichsgraf Piesporter Goldtropfchen Von Kesselstatt Riesling Kabinett 2007, Goldtropfchen, Mosel, Germany 5. British Airways – Roux Père et Fils Saint-Aubin Premier Cru les Cortons Chardonnay 2007, Burgundy, France   First Class Red 1. Qantas – Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2006, Canberra, Australia 2. Oman Air – Château Grand Mayne St Emilion Grand Cru Classé 1998, Bordeaux, France 3. Thai Airways – Château Dauzac Margaux 2002, Bordeaux, France 4. All Nippon Airways – Cirrus Syrah 2006, Stellenbosch, South Africa 5. Qatar Airways – Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2004, St Julien, Bordeaux, France   First Class Sparkling 1. Qantas – Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1999, Champagne, France 2. United Airlines – Henriot Brut Millésimé 1996, Champagne, France 3. (JOINT) Qatar Airways, All Nippon Airways and Cathay Pacific – Krug Grande Cuvée, Champagne, France 4. Thai Airways – Bollinger 1999, Champagne, France 5. Malaysia Airlines and Jet Airways – Dom Pérignon 2002, Champagne, France   First Class Fortified 1. Qatar Airways – Domaine Weinbach Clos des Capucins Furstentum Grand Cru Vendanges Tardives Gewurztraminer 2005, Alsace, France 2. Cathay Pacific – Ramos Pinto Ten Years Quinta da Ervamoira, Touriga Francesa, Douro, Portugal 3. Qantas – Morris of Rutherglen Old Premium Liqueur Tokay, Rutherglen, Australia 4. British Airways – D’arenberg the Noble Mud Pie 2008, Adelaide, Australia 5. Korean Air – Tio Pepe Fino Muy Seco Palomino Fino, Andalucia, Spain   OVERALL   Best-presented Wine List 1. Air New Zealand 2. Qantas 3. All Nippon Airways 4. Lufthansa 5. LAN   Best Business Class Cellar 1. Qantas 2. Air New Zealand 3. Qatar Airways 4. Malaysia Airlines 5. American Airlines   Best First Class Cellar 1. Qantas 2. Qatar Airways 3. All Nippon Airways 4. Cathay Pacific 5. Thai Airways   Consistency of wines across business and first class 1. Qantas 2. Qatar Airways 3. Malaysia Airlines 4. All Nippon Airways 5. Cathay Pacific   Best Alliance 1. Oneworld 2. Star Alliance 3. Skyteam   Airline with the Most Improved Business Class Cellar 1. Lufthansa 2. Emirates 3. LAN   Airline with the Most Improved First Class Cellar 1. All Nippon Airways 2. Cathay Pacific 3. Emirates
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