First Class Champagne offering on Qatar Airways - A380 Service Doha-Bangkok
The cabin is indeed luxurious, but it is understated, calming and soothing on the eyes. There is none of the bling that is often associated with airlines in the region. Amenities are functional, meaning space is maximized. It is important that the champagne on board should match the philosophy created by the First class cabin. It would be too obvious to go for a vintage champagne of sorts– how often don’t people associate a vintage with luxury? No, instead, the Qatar Airways has chosen what is widely regarded as one of the best champagnes in the world, the Krug Grand Cuvee Brut. But to ensure that the full first class cabin of 8 have another option, they have also included the Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé. Now that is not a bad way to spend an evening at 40 000 feet surely?
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Brandon Stoltenkamp is a food writer based in Abu Dhabi and a principle writer with Glass of Bubbly, the world's leading sparkling wine magazine.