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:
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?
Airline wines getting a lot better?
- 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.
- 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!