Jetting somewhere exotic this Christmas or New Year? If you’re flying with award-winning airline Emirates, you’ll be able to kick-back and take it slow with a glass of False Bay Slow Chenin Blanc, which will be served in economy class across all flights from the end of December through to the end of February.
About False Bay Slow Chenin Blanc:
This standout wine is naturally crafted from old bush-vines and fermented spontaneously with wild yeast found on the grapes. This magical transformation can take up to six months to complete, compared with a commercial yeast fermentation that can take just five days, hence, we call it ‘Slow’. Fabulously versatile with an array of cuisine, as well as an enjoyable glass on its own, the wine is an ideal partner to the diverse culinary options available on-board or just as a glass on its own to enjoy with Emirates’ award-winning in-flight entertainment. Find out more about the wines we make at False Bay Vineyards at www.falsebayvineyards.co.za
About Emirates: Emirates is the world’s largest international airline with a global network of 162 destinations in 86 countries across six continents. The airline’s luxurious amenities, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine, award-winning in-flight entertainment system – ice – and unmatched hospitality provided by its iconic multilingual Cabin Crew from over 135 nationalities have made Emirates one of the world’s most recognized airline brands.
Serious About Wine:
Emirates serves over 200 wines and 80 different champagnes and ports on its flights on an average day, in all classes across its international network of over 150 destinations
The wines served onboard undergo a rigorous selection process, and there are several people involved in the wine selection, including the President of Emirates, Sir Tim Clark, as well as an expert buying team.
At the heart of Emirates’ wine strategy is its unique approach to purchasing exceptional wines en primeur, years before being released to the market, then allowing these vintages to mature and reach their potential before serving them onboard Business and First Class. However, most wines are not available en primeur and, for this reason, Emirates’ team of wine connoisseurs has built direct relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards, enabling the airline to handpick and secure the most exclusive labels for its customers. A completely different approach to other airlines who source their wines through brokers or tenders.
Travellers onboard Emirates can also enjoy the airlines’ own food and wine channels, which offer an inside look into the airline’s multimillion-dollar investment in fine wines and its regional and seasonal onboard food menus, prepared by award-winning chefs. Both the Emirates food and wine channels are available on all flights.