Travelling in business class just got that little bit better, with Singapore Airlines adding Taittinger champagne to the inflight drinks menu.
The French champagne house's Prelude "Grands Crus" drop is made with the first pressings of an equal portion of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes selected from Grand Cru vineyards in the Tattinger family's own estate, and then aged for more than five years in their cellars.
"For elegance in the glass and exclusivity in the air, this is something really special," says Oz Clarke, the newest member of the Singapore Airlines Wine Panel.
That clutch of VIP vinologists includes Michael Hill-Smith, the first Australian to pass the challenging Master of Wine examinations, and Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian to be awarded the Master of Wine title.
Each year some 194,000 bottles of champagne are consumed on Singapore Airlines flights, and SQ is ranked as the world's second largest buyer of Dom Pérignon champagne.
Singapore Airlines is also the only airline that serves the rare and highly coveted Grand Cru Red Burgundy plus two prestige cuvées, Dom Perignon and Krug Grand Cuvée.
- Qantas now pouring Penfolds in business, first class
- Qantas offers Grange at airport lounges – but you pay with frequent flyer points
- Travel tip: how to safely pack wine in your luggage