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Airline wines getting a lot better?

Posted by dmcker, Nov 18, 2009.

Seems the wine glut resulting from the very sour economy the past couple of years has brought better wines to first class and business class airline passengers:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/b...

From the article:
“Today, the likelihood of being served a poor wine, particularly in business class, is virtually nil, Mr. (Steven) Spurrier said. “This would not have been the case 10 years ago.”

Anybody noticed a difference yet?

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Nov 24, 2009.

Just flying back on Alitlaia, which was a mistake of course. In coach they served a Merlot and a bianco out of magnum that were probably from the Falesco winery.Certainly decent, if undistinguished wines, so yes there was an improvement there.

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Reply by amour, Dec 4, 2009.

Over the years, from time to time I have had fine wine in FIRST CLASS, and not to bad wine in ECONOMY or CLUB/EXECUTIVE called DYNASTY CLASS ON CHINA AIRLINES when I regularly combed the FAR EAST.
I actually became aware of the beauty of the wines of the southern FRENCH region of LANGUEDOC/ROUSILLION, when I brought home my quarter bottle and gave it to my mum who told me to have a sip...very pleasing it was! SO, DO NOT DISMISS PENNY PINCHING AIRLINES...one gets surprises!


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