Wines in the Air. British Airways and Emirates look to please passengers

A selection of Bordeaux Grand Crus Classé wines served on board Emirates first class cabin

Despite the challenges they face, airlines are going all out to please passengers on long-haul flights with their wine offering. Carol Wright describes what to expect on British Airways and Emirates

Settled back in one’s seat with some hours of flight ahead may seem the ideal time to savour a glass of wine. However, flying is not the ideal way to appreciate the subtle nuances of wines with cabin pressure reducing the effectiveness of one’s taste buds at 35,000 feet.

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