Charlemagne Wine Club - 2010 Tastings

Monday 19th July 2010
Up in the Air - Airline Wines presented by Nick Forth

When you are sitting for several hours in a metal tube at 35,000 feet, thoughts turn inevitably to a nice glass of wine to ease you through the flight. But what sort of wine is on offer, how does the airline choose it, and how does the wine get from vineyard to aircraft?
Is it worth paying the premium to sit in the front of the plane, in First, or are the wines in Business Class equally tempting? And which airline has the best wine offering?
Nick Forth has been a Charlemagne member for a number of years, and has worked for British Airways for even longer. In an attempt to help us to answer these questions, and more, Nick will share with us a range of wines from different airlines and cabins, while discussing what goes into their selection and the factors that influence our taste while we are up in the air.
Cheese will be served afterwards as usual, but no chicken or beef.