BA has served Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle for 12 years, but will be switching to new premium champagnes as Laurent-Perrier focuses Grand Siècle on other retail markets away from travel.
This will be sad news for many travellers who have enjoyed LPGS in the Concorde Room and onboard in First class.
British Airways will instead be offering a new selection of Champagnes for its premium customers travelling in First and in its Concorde Room at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
Starting tomorrow, 2 February, the airline will serve Pommery Cuvée Louise 2006 in its Concorde Room at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5, and a new Champagne option will be available on a rotational basis on board in First from March 1.
The wines have been carefully selected by the airline’s Master of Wine, Tim Jackson, from well-known Champagne houses and will rotate on the airline’s drinks menu.
The initial premium Champagne to join the airline’s First drinks menu will be the Lanson Noble 2005, available from March 1 until June, followed by Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne 2004 from July to September. Bollinger Grande Année will be served in October and Lanson NOBLE Blanc de Blancs 2005 from November to December.
From March 1, First customers travelling on the airline’s route to New York will be able to enjoy Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2015 until the end of 2024.
Tim Jackson, British Airways’ Master of Wine, said: “We know how important food and drink is for our customers both on the ground and in the air, as we served around one million bottles of bubbles last year alone.
“We spent a long time carefully curating a rotation of the highest quality to meet our customers’ expectations. We look forward to hearing feedback from our frequent flyers about their favourite Champagne and we will continue to evolve our offering.”
Elsewhere, the airline is continuing to enhance its airport customer experience for its premium customers. First Wing security is currently being upgraded with new technology and is currently scheduled to re-open on 27th March.
I’m disappointed to see LPGS go. I’ve not tried all of the others except the Bollinger, Grand Dame and Louise, but personally, I do not rate any of them as being as good as the LPGS.
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