Singapore Airlines is renowned world over for being among the world’s top international airlines, particularly for its amenities and customer service. The fact being that Singapore’s national carrier is committed to offering the best because it also operates some of the longest flights in the world.
Singapore Airlines’ position has been further bolstered as one of the world’s best with the “Wines on the Wing Awards” it won recently. The airline has now emerged most sought after for all those who enjoy sipping the fermented grape juice.
Media reports said that Singapore Airlines won awards in every major category during this year’s Wines on the Wing Awards presentation ceremony. The series of awards won by the airline includes Best International Business Class Champagnes, Best International First Class Champagne (tied with British Airways), Best International Business Class Wines and Best International First Class Wines. Five beverages – one sparkling wine champagne, two red wines and two white wines – were required to be submitted by various international airlines to be eligible for Wines on the Wings Awards.
Wine tastings are conducted by Singapore Airlines twice a year in Singapore. Three popular wine experts are invited to choose the select offerings. A blind tasting is done after the sampling of 1,000 bottles of champagne, wine and port. During the blind tasting all brands are considered to be equal irrespective of status or name, and no preference whatsoever is given to any particular or select brand.
The list of First Class champagne by Singapore Airlines which took part in the competition included Krug Grand Cuvee and Dom Perignon 2006 – both of them being the popular and most highly-ranked champagnes in the world. Among other current First Class offerings by the airline include Clonakilla shiraz, Château Cos d’Estournel 2004, and Kevin Judd’s Greywacke sauvignon blanc. The Business Class offerings being presently offered by Singapore Airlines include Taylor’s Ten Year Old Tawny Port, Domaine Laroche Chablis, and Taittinger Brut Millésime 2007. It may be noted that Singapore Airlines has also been presented Best Overall Wine Cellar award during the 2016 Business Traveller “Cellars in the Sky” Awards.