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Cellars In The Sky Awards 2016

23 Feb 2017

The results are in for the 2016 Business Traveller Cellars in The Sky awards!

British Airways has taken out Best Overall Cellar, with Eva Air taking out Best Business Class Cellar and Malaysia Airlines winning best First Class Cellar.

The awards are held in London with 33 airlines taking part and 4 independent judges scoring the wine through blind tastings.

Amongst the winners were Finnair who were awarded Best Business Class White for their Schloss Reinhartshausen Hattenheim Wisselbrunnen Riesling, Japan Airlines who took out the Best First Class Red Wine with a Kusuda Syrah from New Zealand and Qatar Airways who won Best Business Class Fortified/Sweet wine for their 1992 Cruz Gran Cruz Colheita Port .

Cellars In The Sky have been handing out accolades for inflight wine lists since 1985.

Other 2016 winners include:

BEST OVERALL CELLAR
Gold Medal: British Airways
Silver Medal: Qantas
Bronze Medal: Qatar Airways

First Class Awards

BEST FIRST CLASS RED
Gold Medal: Japan Airlines – Kusuda Syrah 2013, Martinborough, New Zealand

BEST FIRST CLASS CELLAR
Gold Medal: Malaysia Airlines
Silver Medal: American Airlines
Bronze Medal (joint): Qantas, Qatar Airways

BEST FIRST CLASS WHITE
Gold Medal (Joint):
American Airlines – Domaine René Lequin-Colin, Clos Devant Chassagne-Montrachet 2014, Burgundy, France
Malaysia Airlines – Château La Louvière Blanc 2013, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

BEST FIRST CLASS SPARKLING
Gold Medal (joint):
Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways ­­– Krug Grande Cuvée, NV, Cotes des Blancs, Champagne, France

BEST FIRST CLASS FORTIFIED/DESSERT
Gold Medal: Singapore Airlines – Graham’s 20 Year Old Port, Douro, Portugal

Business Class Awards

BEST BUSINESS CLASS CELLAR
Gold Medal: EVA Air
Silver Medal: British Airways
Bronze Medal: Cathay Pacific

BEST BUSINESS CLASS RED
Gold Medal: Brussels Airlines – Château d’Eyran 2012, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

BEST BUSINESS CLASS WHITE
Gold Medal: Finnair – Schloss Reinhartshausen Hattenheim Wisselbrunnen Riesling Kabinett 2014, Hattenheim, Rheingau, Germany

BEST BUSINESS CLASS SPARKLING
Gold Medal: EVA Air ­– Champagne de Castelnau Blanc de Blancs Millésime 2007, France

BEST BUSINESS CLASS FORTIFIED/SWEET
Gold Medal: Qatar Airways – Cruz Gran Cruz Colheita Port 1992, Douro, Portugal