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EAST Anglian commuters heading home from London got to know their Chardonnays from their Sauvignons at a special wine-tasting evening held on board the train.

EAST Anglian commuters heading home from London got to know their Chardonnays from their Sauvignons at a special wine-tasting evening held on board the train.

Passengers were treated to a few glasses of wine on their journey home as they sampled a new range of wines, specially selected for train operator One by Rail Gourmet and Ratcliffe & Brown Wines.

Train travellers on board the busy 18.20 service from London to Norwich tasted a selection of new red and white wines from Argentina, France, Chile, Italy and Australia on Thursday .

The wines were chosen to complement the range of meals served in One's dining cars.


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The company hopes to receive feedback about the new wines, which are now available in train restaurants and buffet cars, to ensure they meet with customers' demands.

One's catering business manager Darren Fennah said: “One offers high quality refreshments and menus from the buffet and at seat service and our on board restaurants.

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“To be able to offer a wine list especially chosen by experts to complement our restaurant menus can only enhance the excellent reputation of our catering facilities.”

One recently launched a series of deals to encourage passengers to enjoy a meal on the train during the winter months, including a free dessert with a main course and reduced prices on afternoon teas on certain service.

The offers are available by approaching the catering team on the relevant trains for a special voucher.

One mainline route director Andrew Goodrum said: “These deals and our London Evening Out ticket offer are perfect for that special Valentine's treat - a delicious, freshly-prepared meal for two with wine in comfortable surroundings while you are whisked to the capital for a romantic evening out.

“These offers are available to standard and first class customers and we hope that more people will be encouraged to try our restaurant cars after the wine tasting event.”

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