Miles per hour the British Airways flight from New York to London hit recently, allowing passengers to arrive in London almost two hours earlier. We hope the record-breaking flight time (4 hrs, 56 min) meant that at least some of those passengers raced down to visit the sensational wine country of southern England, where remarkable sparkling wines are now being made. Try the HATTINGLEY VALLEY Classic Reserve Brut NV $46, available at

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