Helen’s blog

Thoughts and tastings from Helen Savage, wine writer.

If you could choose just four wines …

There were just six passengers on my flight to Brussels yesterday (en route) to Porto. I got chatting to the flight attendant and owned up to being a wine writer. I agreed to write a brief descriptive note on the four new wines they stock on Brussels Airlines flights from Newcastle (without, I admit, tasting them!).  No problem: I got a free cheese sandwich as a reward.

The choice if wines struck me at odd and I wondered what I might have chosen given that the ‘list’ was to be just two dry whites and two reds – all inexpensive. What would you suggest?

For the record, they offer La Baume Chardonnay (Vin de Pays d’Oc), Louis Eschenauer Colombard/Chardonnay, Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne, a Vin de Pays d’Oc Cabernet Sauvignon and a basic red Bordeaux – a Merlot/Cabernet blend.

Odd or what? What  a missed opportunity – even to showcase four French wines (the  look on French wines are their own)!

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