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Qantas dominates 2013 Cellars in the Sky Awards

Best Overall Wine Cellar ... Qantas

Qantas has come out on top with five trophies at Business Traveller’s Cellars in the Sky Awards 2013. The awards were presented February 3 at Trinity House in London by Charles Metcalfe, co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge.

For the fifth year running, the Australian flag carrier airline has scooped up more awards than any other airline at the international wine competition. Qantas scored the Best Overall Wine Cellar, Best First Class Cellar and Best business Class Cellar.

In the individual wine categories, Qantas won the prizes for Best First Class White Wine for Leeuwin Estate Arts Series Chardonnay 2009 and First place in Best First Class Sparkling wine for Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2000.

Since 1985, the Cellars in the Sky Awards have been recognising the best red, white, sparkling and fortified and dessert wine served in the air.

Qantas states it invests $15 million yearly in the Australian wine industry, across 250 wines from 150 local producers.

In a statement released by Qantas, Alison Webster, the Executive Manager International Customer Experience at Qantas, claims: “We pride ourselves on developing a selection of wines that celebrate both cutting-edge and classic wine style, grape varieties and regions.”

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