Qantas has won the awards of best First Class
and Business Class cellar at the recent
Cellars in the Sky Awards 2010 in London.
They also won the award for consistency of
wines across Business and First Class, winning a total of six out of the 15
awards that were up for grabs.
Some of the other categories taken out by
- Best First ClassWhite (the Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2004)
- First Class Red (Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2006)
- First Class Sparkling (Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
The full media release from Qantas can be read
A TOAST TO QANTAS AT THE CELLARS IN THE SKY
SYDNEY, 8 February 2011: Qantas has taken out Best First Class Cellar
and Best Business Class Cellar at the 2010 Cellars in the Sky Awards in London.
Qantas also won awards for Consistency of Wines Across Business and
First Class, Best First Class
White (the Wigan Eden Valley Riesling 2004), First Class Red (Clonakilla
Shiraz Viognier 2006) and
First Class Sparkling (Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
1999), collecting a total of six out of the 15 awards.
The Qantas Wine Program is led by an expert panel of wine industry
judges and respected winemakers, Tom
Carson (Yabby Lake), Vanya Cullen (Cullen Wines) and Stephen Pannell (S.C. Pannell).
The program showcases the diversity and quality of the Australian wine
industry and the Qantas list is one of Australia’s most prestigious with over
250 specially selected Australian wines.
Members of the Qantas Wine Panel pride themselves on continually developing
the program enabling Qantas customers to experience a wide selection of wines,
from the latest cutting-edge wines made by boutique winemakers to the iconic
drops that form the very base of Australia’s great winemaking legacy.
Qantas also goes to exceptional lengths to ensure its customers are
provided with detailed information about what they are drinking by producing
the Qantas Inflight Guide to Wine and educating cabin crew via the Qantas
Sommeliers in the Sky program.
The Qantas Sommeliers in the Sky program is a wine education
course which enables cabin crew to develop their wine knowledge which is
comparable to some of the best restaurant sommeliers in the world.
In 2005, Qantas became the first airline to be awarded the Cellars in
the Sky Best First Class and
Business Class Wine List, and has continued to win awards year after
year, including Best Presented Wine List last year.
Qantas invests over $25 million dollars in the Australian Wine industry
every year through the Qantas Wine Program.
The Cellars in the Sky Awards have been running since 1985, with a
record number of 36 airlines taking part in 2010. The internationally esteemed
competition recognises the best red, white, sparkling and fortified and dessert
wine served in the air.