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I am keen to find out information about which wines are served onboard for various airlines.

In particular, I want to know which airline has the best wine list.

Any suggestions on where I might find this?

Thanks
 

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odoherty, the first post in my Business Travellers thread might give you some idea about the best wines served on various airlines.

I agree that LAN's (although I am itching to try it) J & F wine lists (from all reports that I hear). I'd also like to see SAA's F & J list (just to try their local Stellenbosch wines).

Of the OW carriers, BA's has always been decent, slightly better than QF's.
 

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Cathay Pacific F wine list from HKG-LAX in April included:

Champagne:
Krug

White Wines:
Franciscan Oakville Estate Chardonnay 2001
Vincent Girardin Meursault, Vieilles Vignes 2001

Red Wines:
Corton Grand Cru Louis Max 1996
Foley Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2001
Chateau Lynch Bages 1997, 5eme Cru Classe

Port:
Ramos Pinto Quinta da Ervamoira 10 Year Old Tawney Port
 

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Qantas First Class Wine List form a LHR-MEL flight in April:

Champagne:
Dom Perignon Vintage 1996

White Wines:
Mesh Riesling 2002 (Eden Valley South Australia)
Tyrrells Vat 1 Hunter Semillon 1998
Henschke Lenswood Croft Chardonney 2002

Red Wines:
Farr Rising Mornington Pinot Noir 2001
Metala Black Label Shiraz 2001
Devil's Lair Cabernet Savignon 2001

Desert Wine:
De Bortoli Noble Onw Botrytis Semillon 2002
 
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odoherty said:
I am keen to find out information about which wines are served onboard for various airlines.

In particular, I want to know which airline has the best wine list.

Any suggestions on where I might find this?

Thanks
Which airline has the best wine list?

None.

Opening wines that are meant to have good bottle age while they are still in nappies, at 30,000 feet, is not good.
 
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shillard

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Qantas First Class Wine List form a LHR-MEL flight in April:

[White Wines:
Tyrrells Vat 1 Hunter Semillon 1998
Perfect example - that Semillon needs at least another 3 years in the bottle before opening.
 

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shillard said:
Which airline has the best wine list?

None.

Opening wines that are meant to have good bottle age while they are still in nappies, at 30,000 feet, is not good.
Shillard, while I agree with your point, surely the question is still worth discussion.

As an analogy, if someone asks which airline has the best beds in Business Class, it wouldn't help much to answer, "None. Lying on a flat airline seat at 30,000 feet in a room with 30 strangers is not good. Nothing compares with my bed at home." Instead, I would expect a comparison between BA's horizontal but short and hard "bed" and QF's longer, wider, slightly softer, but angled "bed".

Of course a young, shaken up wine at altitude is not revealing its true colours, but it is still a fact that the wines served by some airlines taste better in the prevailing conditions than those served by other airlines.

Using the example at hand, I'd rather drink a 98 Vat 1 Semillon than some of the South African rubbish I've been served in Economy.

(Incidentally you are quite right about the 98 Vat 1 - last year I went to a Tyrrells dinner with vertical tastings of Vat 1 Semillons and Vat 47 Chardonnays from 1981 onwards, and 7 years is not enough ageing.)
 
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