BrandArena: When Emirates Hosted Its First Wine Tasting Event in Nigeria

Friday 20 March 2020

When Emirates Hosted Its First Wine Tasting Event in Nigeria

...Five special wines revealed 

It was indeed an event of class and style – a show of Emirates perfect wine and food pairing – when the world’s largest international airline brought together captains of industry, social influencers, celebrities and the media to its first-ever wine tasting event in Nigeria.

The glamorous event which had in attendance Emirates Skyward Member, Mr. Alex Kothoor; Chairman of Konga/Zonox Technologies, Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh; Emirates Cabin Crew, Magdalene Odigie;  Chairman of MTN, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe; Emirates Regional Manager West Africa, Afzal Parambil; and  Victor Dituro Emirates Airline Sommelier and wine ambassador; Social Influencer, Sisi Yemmie among others took place at the Lagos Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Emirates finest wines were introduced by Wine Influencer/Sommelier, Victor Dituro, one of Emirates Airline Sommeliers and wine ambassadors.

The Selected Wines revealed at the Nigerian Wine Tasting Event include Dom Pérignon, Metis Sauvignon Blanc Klein Constantia, Ken Forrester Gypsy, Château Pontet Canet 5ème Cru Classé and Graham's 20 year old Tawny Port.

Here are all you need to know about the wines:

1. Dom Pérignon :

Dom Pérignon is a brand of vintage Champagne produced by the Champagne house of Moët & Chandon, and it serves as that house's prestige Champagne. It is named after Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk who was an important quality pioneer for Champagne wine. Dom Pérignon is always a vintage champagne, meaning that it is not made in weak years, and all grapes used to make the wine were harvested in the same year. As at September 2019, the current release of Dom Pérignon is from the 2009 vintage.

Emirates Airline typically serves Dom Perignon champagne in its First Class Cabin. They usually serve whichever vintage is most common at that time. The airline invests more in wine than any other airline. There are different brands of Dom Perignon champagne. For example, in 2016, Emirates briefly served Dom Perignon 1998 P2. In April 2018, Emirates started serving the Dom Perignon 2000 P2. Emirates has been serving Dom Perignon for 27 years.

2. Metis Sauvignon Blanc Klein Constantia:

Metis Sauvignon Blanc was inspired by Pascal Jolivet and his holistic approach to winemaking. The name Metis refers to the collaboration between the two countries to produce this great wine. This fusion of philosophies is reflected in the flower on the label that is a hybrid of the South African Protea and French Iris. Its vintage collection was produced in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Metis Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine served on Emirates Business class.

3. Ken Forrester Gypsy:

The Ken Forrester Gypsy  wine was produced in Cape Town, South Africa. The character is somewhat ‘wild’, a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus on the finish. This is served on First and Business class cabins.

4. Château Pontet Canet 5ème Grand Cru Classé:

Château Pontet Canet 5ème Grand Cru Classé is a premium Red wine produced in Bordeaux. The wine maintains the characteristics of the great Pauillacs. It has the aroma of cedar and dark fruit with fresh and balanced red fruit and cherries. It is a sublime wine. It is a Red wine served on Emirates First class cabin.

5. Graham's 20 year old Tawny Port:

Graham's 20 year old Tawny Port is a Red wine produced in Portugal. It is made with red berries, dried berries, raisins, some nuts, and hints of leather and flowery aromas; Sweet on the palate with good concentration, dried berries, spice, and a long aftertaste.  It is a Red wine served on Emirates First class cabin.

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