The Drinking Hour podcast: airline drinks, sustainability and groovy grüner

In episode one of weekly podcast, The Drinking Hour, host David Kermode investigates how airlines choose our drinks with a former BA drinks buyer, what makes a wine sustainable and why Grüner Veltliner is one of the grooviest grapes around

Person holds drink up to plane window

How do airlines choose what we drink on our journey? Whether you’re flying in standard or business class, a lot of thought goes into what passengers imbibe. Tastes apparently change at 36,000 feet – so that holiday gin and tonic needs to be carefully selected.

Host David Kermode meets the former beverage-buying boss for British Airways to find out what works up in the air. Plus, the podcast has a a new segment, Desert Island Drinks, which asks an expert which top-notch drink they can’t live without.

Kermode also explores why Grüner Veltliner is one of the grooviest grapes around, exploring everything you need to know about the Northern European variety.

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