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Japan’s Largest Airline commended for in-flight wine selection at ‘Cellars in the Sky Awards’

All Nippon Airways (ANA) received multiple awards for its in-flight wine selection at the ‘Cellars in the Sky Awards’ held in London, reinforcing its position as a premium carrier of choice for business travellers.

Run by Business Traveller magazine, the awards celebrate the best wines served on board Business and First Class flights. Five judges, including food and wine matching guru Charles Metcalfe, took part in blind taste tests over two days to score the wines and determine the best offerings in both First Class and Business Class.

ANA was awarded in the following categories:
First Class
·         Best First Class Cellar (Silver Medal)
·         Best Fortified/Dessert Wine (Bronze Medal): 30 Years Tawny Port/W.J. Graham’s Port, NV, Portugal

Business Class
·         Best Champagne or Sparkling Wine (Silver Medal): Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, NV, France  

ANA is a full service carrier that attracts business and leisure travellers flying to Japan and beyond. It is known for its exceptional Japanese service and hospitality, and in 2013 was listed as a “5 Star Airline” by industry body, SKYTRAX. ANA’s range of wines is selected by a team of experts, using a rigorous process which includes blind tastings by a panel of 30 people to ensure only the finest wines are chosen. ANA renews its in-flight wine selection every March, with premium wines handpicked over a period of six months.  

Seiji Miura, Deputy General Manager, ANA London said: “ANA delivers a five-star airline experience both in the air and on the ground, allowing our guests to enjoy Japanese hospitality, technology and quality, alongside a convenient international schedule. We take great pride and care in our onboard wine selection and are honoured that this has been recognised by Business Traveller.”  

ANA recently strengthened its long haul offer by announcing a new service between London and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from March 2014. International travellers are increasingly looking to Haneda Airport as a hub, due to its accessibility for central Tokyo (13mins by Monorail) and range of domestic flights, allowing for easy access to popular Japanese destinations such as Hiroshima, Matsuyama and Okayama. ANA also operates as part of Joint Venture with Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance to further strengthen its services for business travellers.

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