Business class customers on Singapore Airlines are a pampered bunch. As if their cabins and seats weren’t luxurious enough (see our review here), they can now sit back and enjoy Prelude “Grands Crus” champagne from Taittinger. This champagne is using with the first pressings of an equal portion of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, selected from Grand Cru vineyards.
Oz Clarke, a famous wine critic, and a member of Singapore Airlines’ Wine Panel (pictured left) stated, “We’re pleased to be offering Taittinger Prelude “Grands Crus” to our business class customers. Prelude “Grands Crus” is made solely from the best Grand Cru vineyards in the Taittinger family’s own estate and is 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”.
Clarke is the newest member of the Singapore Airlines Wine Panel that selected this champagne. The panel also 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.
Around 194,000 bottles of champagne are consumed on Singapore Airlines flights annually. Currently, Singapore Airlines is the only airline that serves the rare and highly coveted Grand Cru Red Burgundy and two prestige cuvées, Dom Perignon and Krug Grand Cuvée, in tandem.