Passengers travelling with Singapore Airlines in first class will be able to enjoy Taittinger Comtes De Champagne from October 27, 2019.
Produced by the family-owned champagne house Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs was selected by Singapore Airlines’ Wine Panel comprised of three wine experts. The airline has adjusted its wine-sourcing approach to include personal visits to vineyards and blind tastings organised by its wine consultants.
The champagne will join two prestige cuvées (first press wine) served in first class, namely Dom Pérignon and Krug Grand Cuvée.
It will first be served on flights to Auckland, Beijing, Delhi, Dubai, Melbourne, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo Haneda from 27 October 2019 to February 2020, before being rotated to other routes.
Singapore Airlines says the introduction of Comtes de Champagne will join other upcoming enhancements for its first class service.
The Singapore flag carrier has teased that, from mid-November 2019, passengers travelling in first class will get special edition unisex amenity kits with a new series of the crystal fishes from luxury French crystalmaker Lalique; and from 2020, first class customers can also look forward to “enhanced” caviar service that will be expanded to more flights.
“We are excited to launch Comtes de Champagne on SIA flights, and introduce another prestigious label on rotation to increase variety and delight the keen palates of our frequent flyers,” said Betty Wong, Singapore Airlines divisional vice president of inflight services and design.
“Along with our other refinements to First Class, these enhancements represent our commitment to provide our premium customers with one of the finest air travel experiences in the world.”
Earlier this year, Singapore Airlines announced it would introduce a new Burgundy to wine list every two months and travellers flying in its premium cabins will be offered “the widest selection of Burgundy wines in the skies”.
The airline will also offer “farm-to-plane” cuisine on its long-haul flights from Newark and New Jersey to Singapore, featuring locally sourced ingredients from a local indoor farm in Newark.