British Airways is blowing new bubbles in Club Europe as it introduces Castelnau Brut NV into its business class service. With BA flying new champagne in Club Europe from February 1st, short haul flights might a little more entertaining this year.
Champagne de Castelnau is located in the heart of Reims where it makes just under half a million bottles of de Castelnau per year. Their grape growers also own more than 900 hectares of vineyards across some of the best terroirs of Champagne in 149 different crus.
The Reims-based champagne house was chosen after a blind taste test using quarter bottles of ‘Castelnau Brut NV.’
Troy Warfield, British Airways’ director of customer experience, said: “Castelnau’s full and rich champagne came top in our recent blind taste test with two Masters of Wine, and we’re delighted to welcome it on board our short-haul flights for customers flying in Club Europe.
“Sporting a pale, golden yellow colour, Castelnau Brut NV is an elegant choice for our customers. With a high percentage of Chardonnay in the blend, offering a fresh and rich balance with a superb finish it has also won a succession of gold medals in the major competitions.
“Our food and drink experts take great care to uncover the very best suppliers from around the world. We take pride in bringing new and exciting brands, like de Castelnau, to British Airways, so we can deliver the best experiences for our customers.”
Champagne de Castelnau Reserve Brut NV is a firm favourite with champagne connoisseurs, with several top hotels in London and Paris offering de Castelnau’s rich and complex non-vintage wine to their guests as their House Champagne.