BA to offer English sparkling wine in First

16 Jun 2011 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways will serve Balfour Brut Rosé from the Hush Heath winery in Kent in its First cabins and Heathrow lounges this summer.

The carrier says it will be the first airline to offer an English sparkling wine on flights, with the Rosé available between July and September in first class cabins and lounges at T5.

The 2007 vintage has been made using the strict Champagne Method process, from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grape varieties, and is being released exclusively for BA.

BA says that the move is part of its support for British growers, with other examples including Herefordshire beef, Loch Fyne fresh fish and Cropwell Bishop Stilton also featuring on its menus.

According to the tasting notes, the wine's "well developed nose has notes of brioche, citrus and wild strawberry”, and the finish is “crisp and delicate with a well balanced, refreshing fruity acidity”.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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