British Airways customers will soon be able to enjoy
a special sparkling wine from the award-winning Hattingley Valley
in Hampshire, England.
BA’s team of wine
experts worked with Hattingley Valley’s wine makers to create a
2015 Blanc de Noir that will be exclusively available to customers
from 1 July 2019.
Kelly Stevenson, British Airways’ Wine
and Beverage Manager, said, “There’s no better, or more British
way to toast our centenary year than with an English Sparkling
Wine. We’ve loved working with Hattingley Valley to create
something really special for our First customers and this will be
the first time we have ever served an English Sparkling Blanc de
Noirs on board. This blend will excel at altitude as the notes of
red apple skins and light red fruits really shine through.”
The premium sparkling wine will be available exclusively in
British Airways’ First cabin as well as the airline’s flagship
lounge, The Concorde Room in Heathrow Terminal 5, from 1 July.
2008, family-owned Hattingley Valley specialises in making premium
English Sparkling Wine with distinctively rich flavours. A
hallmark of their style is fermenting a small proportion of each
year’s wine in oak barrels, creating award- winning wines including
the Classic Reserve, Rose and Blanc de Blancs.
Emma Rice, Hattingley Valley’s
Director, Head Winemaker and Winemaker of the Year in 2014 and
2016, said, “English Sparkling Wine is now incredibly popular
around the world so we’re thrilled to have partnered with British
Airways to create an exceptional wine that can be enjoyed on the
ground and in the air across their network.”