A curated drinks selection
Get a taste of travel with Cathay Pacific's own special brew, Betsy – a perfectly balanced pale ale handcrafted for 35,000 feet.
Our wine lists
Cathay Pacific offers an award-winning wine selection designed to complement the onboard menus.
Our ever-expanding selection of wines are paired to match the variety of inflight cuisines, and sourced from prime viticultural regions around the world – particularly in France, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and New Zealand.
We change or selection of wines regularly with availability and harvest times. In addition to the regular listings, promotional wines will be offered throughout the year for premium passengers.
Read more about our wine panelists and cabin class wine lists below.
Our wine panelists
Master of Wine Debra Meiburg is an award-winning author, educator and international speaker. She was named as one of the “7 People to Watch” by Decanter magazine.
Roy Moorfield is an Australian wine writer, educator and broadcaster, who has been giving advice on wine selections at Cathay Pacific for more than 30 years.
Champagne, White or Red?
The following wines are now on offer on selected flights in First or Business Class:
Krug Vintage, Champagne, France, 2004
The story of the year 2004, captured by Krug. With harmonious tension and elegant radiance, Krug 2004 reveals the vibrant story of a fresh year – so much so that the House chose to give it the nickname “Luminous Freshness”. The nose offers ginger, candied citrus and lemon meringue tart. The balanced palate shows notes of brioche, honey and citrus.
Domaine Au Pied du Mont Chauve, Chassagne-Montrachet 'En Pimont', Burgundy, France, 2017
Complex nose combining fresh brioche and lively aromas such as green lemon and grapefruit. With a straight and very clean mouth, this is a refreshing wine with pure minerality.
Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, 2008
Château Lynch-Bages is a fifth growth as deemed by the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, that has been considered very superior to its ranking. Situated on the outskirts of Pauillac, overlooking the Gironde estuary, its 100 hectares of vines are planted on deep gravel soils. The vintage 2008 displays nice aromas of cranberry, dried floral notes, and tobacco. Its excellent tannin structure is underlined by intensity, depth, and structure.
Billecart-Salmon Brut, Champagne, France, NV
Light, fine and harmonious champagne. It displays elegant fine bubbles, nose with brioche and ripe fruits aromas. A fine and balanced freshness followed by a citrus fruits finish.
Te Mata Estate Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 2019
Aromas of pineapple, lemongrass and white nectarine give way to a palate of mango, intense passionfruit, gooseberry and just a hint of dill and Thai mint. Ripe sub-tropical fruit, textured, integrated and with refreshing balance and acidity.
D de Dauzac, Bordeaux, France, 2016
Fresh and delicate ripe fruits with spicy notes. Nicely balanced wine that is full-bodied and delicate. The smooth and refined tannins are in keeping with the spirit of the greatest Bordeaux wines.