Brussels Airlines serves best wines in Business Class

New York / Brussels – An international jury of wine experts has named  Brussels Airlines the airline with the best wine selection in Business Class. During the famous Wines on the Wing competition, Brussels Airlines came out first against 29 other airlines in the category “Best White Wine in Business Class” and “Best red Wine in Business Class” and “Best overall wine offer in Business Class”.


Every year 24 oenologists, wine buyers, wine producers and sommeliers gather in  New York to do a blind tasting of the wine offered by different airlines. This year marked the tenth anniversary of the ‘Wines on the Wing’ competition, organized by Global Traveler magazine, and again Brussels Airlines was one of the big winners amongst 29 other airlines from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, South America and the United States. For the third consecutive year, Brussels Airlines’ wine cellar received the ‘Best Business Class Wines’ award.

In the category ‘Best White Wine in Business Class’, the Sancerre ‘Domaine Thomas Le Chant du Merle (2012)’, served on board Brussels Airlines’ flights to Africa and the States, ended in first place. In the category ‘Best Red Wine in Business Class’ Brussels Airlines could also please the jury: its Château d’Aurilhac 2006, Haut Médoc Cru Bourgeois, also won first place. The Laurent Perrier champagne ended in the top 5.

“We are extremely proud that our efforts to establish a diverse and surprising wine cellar of high quality, have been recognized by international experts again”, says Brussels Airlines In-Flight Product Manager Johan Duwijn. “Many colleagues within Brussels Airlines as well as Brussels Airlines’ loyal customers have contributed to this success, by giving us their feedback during tasting sessions of our pre-selection of wines. In addition, we have recently refined our beer offer as well, by adding authentic Belgian beers to our culinary offer, concocted by Belgian Star Chefs. The reactions of our guests are very positive.”

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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,300 people and operates 43 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honour a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

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About Star Alliance

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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