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Monday, 12 June 2023

British Airways to Open Whispering Angel Bar at London Heathrow

(12/06/23)  British Airways has unveiled plans to open a Whispering Angel lounge bar at London Heathrow.

The bar, which will exclusively offer Caves d’Esclans’ Whispering Angel rosé, will be located in the airline’s lounge at Terminal 5 B at London Heathrow in England.

The bar, coloured pale pink to emulate the light tones of the rosé served, is expected to open this summer, coinciding with a refresh of the airline’s B gates lounge which will include new and reupholstered furniture, as well as a refreshed layout.

Across the rest of the airline’s Club (business class) lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick, eligible British Airways’ customers can enjoy The Pale rosé, which is produced by the same winemakers as Whispering Angel.

British Airways has unveiled plans to open a Whispering Angel Bar at London Heathrow. Click to enlarge.
British Airways has unveiled plans to open a Whispering Angel Bar at London Heathrow

“Our customers are already telling us how much they enjoy the Whispering Angel rosé we are serving in our lounges, so we are thrilled to be opening an exclusive Whispering Angel bar,” said Calum Laming, British Airways’ Chief Customer Officer. “We truly believe this will be a massive hit with customers and we are excited that its introduction will coincide with a newly refurbished lounge in the satellite at London Heathrow Terminal 5 B gates.”

The bar is part of British Airways’ continued elevation of its drinks offering, following the appointment of a full time Master of Wine – one of only 415 Masters of Wine in the world and one of the few appointed by an airline.

In March 2023, the airline introduced four new English sparkling wines to its inflight offering which are available on a quarterly rotation, changing every three months.

Customers will be able to choose from two sparkling options when travelling in Club World, including the current Champagne resident Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Silver Top Non-Vintage Champagne, and now an exclusive English sparkling wine option.

On board, the current English sparkling is Digby Fine English Brut NV, and from July the airline will serve the Balfour Rosé de Noirs, grown on the Balfour Hush Heath Estate in Kent, and made only from red grapes. This lighter rosé sparkling wine is an exclusive blend for British Airways, making it only available at 35,000ft for customers in the airline’s Club World cabin.

From October, Simpsons Chalklands Cuvee Brut NV, also from Kent will be available for three months and from January 2024 passengers will be able to try Wiston Estate Brut NV from the South Downs.

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