In a nod to EVA Air’s core commitment to quality service, the panel of wine experts who judged Business Traveller Magazine’s prestigious annual Cellars in the Sky 2015 competition awarded the airline top honors in two categories and second place in a third. EVA won Gold Medals for the Best Business Class Cellar and the Best Business Class Red Wine. It earned a Silver Medal in the Best Business Class Sparkling category. The magazine revealed winners among 2015 submissions in London on 22 Feb, 2016. EVA won two Gold Medals in Business Traveller’s 2013 tasting competition for Best Business Class White and Best Business Class Sparkling Wine as well. Information about EVA’s excellent services is available at www.evaair.com.
EVA’s winning red wine was The Islander Estate Old Rowley 2014 from South Australia. Its sparkling wine contender was Champagne de Castelnau Brut 2002, JM Cazes Selection, France. From its dessert to its sparkling selections, all of the wines EVA serves in its Royal Laurel, Premium Laurel and Business Class cabins are exceptionally enjoyable. The airline’s inflight offerings include a mix of award-worthy wines from top wineries around the globe.
This was Business Traveller’s 30th year to host the International Wine Challenge. Last summer, the magazine invited the world’s leading airlines to participate and 35 entered bottles of wine from their inflight service cellars for the competitive tasting. The magazine’s panel of experts judged wines that entrants serve in first and business classes in Red, White, Sparkling and Fortified/Dessert categories in addition to selecting the Best-Presented Wine List and Best Cellar for each cabin.
EVA serves its fine wines with meals made with fresh, seasonal ingredients on all flights and adds niceties to reflect top local luxuries on selected routes. Ladurée Macaroons from Paris, Yoku Moku butter cookies from Japan and entire dining experiences created by the acclaimed chef of three-star Michelin Restaurant Nakamura Kyoto are among the extras EVA offers. At the same time, the airline makes comfort treats available for meals and snacks, such as dumplings from Din Tai Fung, tasty hamburgers, Haagen Dazs ice cream, cups of noodle soup and more.
The airline has configured its Boeing 777-300ERs, the plane it flies on all long-haul flights, with Royal Laurel Class business as its top cabin. It offers Premium Laurel Class business on the Airbus 330-200s and 330-300s it operates on shorter and regional routes and Business Class on the smaller aircraft it uses within Asia.