Qantas Win Big In In Flight Wine Awards

5th Feb 2014

Qantas has added another feather in its cap when it came out a big winner in the recently-concluded Cellars in the Sky Awards 2013 held in London for the best wine offerings on board.

The airline won a total of ten medals, half of which are gold medals and the other five are silver medals.

Australia's flag carrier snared five gold medals for Best First Class White, Best First Class Sparkling, Best First Class Cellar, Best Business Class Cellar and the most coveted title, the Best Overall Winner.

The five silver medals were bagged for Best First Class Fortified/Dessert, Best-presented First Class Wine List, Best Business Class Red, Best Business Class Sparkling and Best Business Class Red Fortified/Dessert.

One of the two gold medals that the airline won for the individual wine category was courtesy of its Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay, 2009, Margaret River, Australia. The other gold that it won in the Best First Class Sparkling category is for its Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, 2000, France.

The silver medal that it won in the Best First Class Fortified/Dessert category is for its Seppeltsfield Paramount Rare Tokay NV, Australia. It also won silver in the Best Business Class Red category for its Best?s Great Western Bin One Shiraz, 2011, Victoria, Australia.

Qantas won another silver medal in the Best Business Class Red Fortified/Dessert category for its Lillypilly Noble Blend Family Reserve 2008, New South Wales, Australia.

In the Best Business Class Sparkling category, four airlines bagged the silver awards - Qantas, All Nippon Airways and Singapore Airlines for their Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut R?serve NV, France; and Emirates for its Champagne Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004, France.