Malaysia Airlines wins gold medal for best in-flight wines

Malaysia Airlines has scooped two prestigious wine awards at Cellars in the Sky 2017, the globally renowned contest recognising the best wine served on board the world’s airlines in first and business class.  

Malaysia Airlines received a Gold Medal for the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs (2006) in the first class sparkling category. The airline was also highly commended in the first class white category for the Domaine Trouillet Pouilly-Fuisse Aux Chailloux (2014). 

Adrian Keating, Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Manager for the UK, Ireland, Europe & North America, said: “We are enormously proud to be recognised for our fantastic wine. These awards are testament to our commitment to offering all our passengers a world-class experience both in the air and on the ground.

The Cellars in the Sky is an annual wine contest for airlines hosted by the global travel magazine, Business Traveller. The contest has been running for 33 years, with applications from across the globe. After tasting around 250 wines from 32 carriers, the judges, including Charles Metcalfe, co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge, handed out trophies at a reception on the evening of February 19 at Trinity House in London’s Tower Hill.

Business Traveller will showcase the winning wines from its Cellars in the Sky Awards at the Business Travel Show from 1pm on February 21-22 at Olympia London on stand B462.

To take advantage of Malaysia Airlines’ great wines guests can book their tickets at participating travel agents or visit the airline’s website at

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