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Emirates introduces vintage sparkling wine in premium economy – Business Traveller

Emirates has added a vintage sparkling wine to its inflight F&B options in premium economy.

Chandon Vintage Brut 2016 is made from grapes grown in Strathbogie and King Valley vineyards in Australia’s Victorian Mountains, is exclusive to customers travelling in the Gulf carrier’s premium economy cabin.

The wine is a blend of 50 per cent Pinot Noir, 45 per cent Chardonnay and 5 per cent Meunier, and is described as having “lime and green apple notes” on the palate… “while hazelnut praline, biscuit and fresh dough add extra body”.

Emirates unveiled its premium economy seat in late 2020, and it was initially offered as a complimentary upgrade to customers until the carrier felt it had sufficient A380 aircraft offering the product in service to begin selling the cabin.

It can now be found on flights to destinations including New York JFK, San Francisco, London Heathrow, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch and Melbourne, with Emirates in the process of retrofitting a total of 120 A380 and B777 aircraft.

Emirates to carry out “largest known fleet retrofit” project

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