Customers travelling to Faro on British Airways can now enjoy a chilled rosé wine before departure at the newly opened Whispering Angel lounge bar.
Located at the B gates at London Heathrow Terminal 5 (Terminal 5B), it is the first bespoke Whispering Angel bar opened by an airline, according to British Airways, with the rosé originating in the Provence vineyards of Château d’Esclans.
Its inauguration marks the first phase of British Airways’ ongoing “refresh” of this lounge over the summer months, which will include new and re-upholstered furniture as well as a new 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, produced by the same winemakers as Whispering Angel.
“We are ecstatic to finally be able to share our beautiful Whispering Angel bar with British Airways’ customers, and bring a touch of glamour to Heathrow as the world’s most glamorous rosé,” said the Château d’Esclans team. “We look forward to travellers being able to enjoy a delicious glass of Whispering Angel before they fly, in a space that really embodies the effortlessly chic nature of our brand.”
Added Calum Laming, British Airways’ chief customer officer, “We are really excited to open the doors on our new original Whispering Angel bar, just in time for the start of the summer season. What’s more, the opening coincides with the exciting news that customers now have the option to pre-order Whispering Angel across all short-haul flights, to take the experience with them, from the ground to the skies.”
The airline has also introduced a rosé in its First Class cabins, with Whispering Angel’s “big brother”, Rock Angel, available for three months. In addition, customers travelling on short-haul flights can savour a taste of Château d’Esclans’ creations, as Whispering Angel’s Provence rosé is now available to pre-purchase through the airline’s newly-branded High Life Café (previously Speedbird Café).
Last year, British Airways created the position of a full-time master of wine, one of only 415 in the world and believed to be the only one appointed by an airline. Since then, the company has expanded its premium drinks offering, introducing four new English sparkling wines that are served on-board and changed every three months for Club World customers.