British Airways has launched a new range of champagnes for its Galleries First lounges and long-haul cabins. The lounge champagnes were already in place last Wednesday when I flew to Madrid. The boat is not being pushed out too far, to be honest, but it appears to be a step forward:
Galleries First lounges
- Canard-Duchêne Charles VII Champagne (£33 at Majestic)
- Champagne Jeeper Brut Grand Rosé (not widely available but €65 if bought direct)
- Gusbourne, English Sparkling Wine (£30 at BBR for the 2012)
- Lanson Rosé Champagne (£37 at Tesco)
- Canard-Duchêne Cuvee Léonie Brut Champagne (not widely available but around £23)
- Champagne Besserat de Bellefon (£28 at Champagne Direct)
Castelnau champagne will continue to be served in Galleries Club and onboard in Club Europe, whilst Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle will also still be served in First. This is actually the most premium offering, retailing at £120 per bottle at Majestic, and I’m not sure why British Airways plays it down.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
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